The importance of technology and the need to better integrate it into the ventures of the poor are explored. Attention is devoted to understanding technology as a product versus a process and what this distinction means for poverty entrepreneurs. The many aspects of a venture that are affected by technology are identified. The concepts of technological literacy and the digital divide, and how both apply to low-income entrepreneurs, are examined. Consideration is given to the specific implications of technology for the low-income entrepreneur’s opportunity horizon and decision-making processes. Tools and options available to the poor when it comes to leveraging technology in their ventures are outlined.
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