Over the past year I've been reading about some big time entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and others and one of the things that I've learned is how important it is to know how to manage debt. If you are one of those people who thinks borrowing money is bad I want to encourage you to think through it again. Understanding and managing debt is one of the most important skills a business person should have.
My friend Allison Trowbridge told me about this awesome organization! It's called Kiva and they allow you to give loans to small businesses in other countries! It's the coolest thing ever because you can see who you're giving a loan to and it tracks the repayment of it and then you can either take your money back or fund another business. Deyl has been working with another organization that works a little differently but I definitely like Kiva the best because it ads a story element to the transaction.
If you click on that link you can see my profile and read the stories of the people I'm loaning money to and sign up yourself!