This presentation was provided at the 2006 Annual Small Business Summit. The piece provides an overview of the research into housing entrepreneurs detailing the methodology and key findings. It also highlights the key issues relation to housing entrepreneurs including the role of finance, sustainable livelihoods, SME growth and its constraints. The research project includes 12 Resource Reports, a final report on Home Based Enterprises, another on Small Scale Landlords, and one overview report that consolidates the findings. The research was sponsored by FinMark Trust, the Social Housing Foundation, the National Department of Housing, and Nedbank.