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Round Up: Re-energizing American Entrepreneurship

How can we build American jobs when entrepreneurship is in decline? Here's a collection of articles on rallying entrepreneurship in your community.

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#BringBacktheBus, Steve Case's Rise of the Rest Tour

Bring Back Steve Case and the Rise of the Rest Team to Your City

To celebrate the Rise of the Rest 6.0 tour, Steve Case and his team are kicking off a friendly challenge for all 26 of the past tour cities.

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We Create KC - State of Entrepreneurship Report

Measuring Entrepreneurship: SourceLink Tools Win Recognition from International Economic Development Council

SourceLink's tools for measuring entrepreneurship win a Gold Excellence recognition by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

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NetWorkKansas launches new website to connect rural entrepreneurs

NetWork Kansas Empowers Midwest Entrepreneurs

In collaboration with SourceLink, NetWork Kansas recently launched a new website to help better advance, connect and promote entrepreneurship across the state of Kansas.

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We Create Jobs | KCSourceLink's report on job contributions by KC startups

How Many Jobs Do Your Entrepreneurs Create?

We Create Jobs, a new report out of Kansas City and researched by KCSourceLink, tracks the job contributions by its startups, at the metro level.

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Best practices for attending and speaking at entrepreneur and economic development Conferences

Upcoming Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Conferences

It's conference season and we'll be out and about to bring insights in entrepreneurship ecosystem building back to you.

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Round Up: EShip Summit Insights

Here's a roundup of insights and perspectives about the #ESHIPSummit hosted by Kauffman Foundation from entrepreneurial developers all across this nation and growing community of entrepreneurship.

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Startup Day across America

Startup Day across America

Startup entrepreneurs are encouraged to reach out to policymakers to explain the challenges entrepreneurs face to generate support for startups during the month of August.

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KCSourceLink's Battle of the Brands, a social media competition for small businesses

Why You Should Host a Social Media Competition for Local Businesses

KCSourceLink captures the attention of thousands, highlights their resource network and strengthens the local entrepreneurial ecosystem with an annual social media competition for local businesses. Read more on why you should host your own social media competition.

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SourceLink: How do you support entrepreneurship in your community?

How Do You Support Entrepreneurship?

How do you build entrepreneurial ecosystems and support a sustainable infrastructure? Here's our methodology in supporting, connecting and advancing entrepreneurship all across the United States.

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Here's how economic developers can support rural entrepreneurs in their community.

3 Serious Myths about Rural Entrepreneurship

Rural entrepreneurship matters. What can we do to better surround our rural entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow?

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Kauffman Foundation ESHIPSummit for Ecosystem Builders

9 #ESHIPSummit Takeaways from Ecosystem Builders

We asked our staff, strategic partners and SourceLink community leads to share some of their key insights from the Kauffman Foundation's #ESHIPSummit.

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SourceLink's Maria Meyers speaks about entrepreneurship in workforce development

Maria Meyers Speaks on Entrepreneurship at NERETA Job Creation Summit

SourceLink's Maria Meyers is speaking about entrepreneurship and workforce development at the North East Regional Employment and Training Association Job Creation Summit.

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SourceLink: How to Grow a Vibrant Community of Entrepreneurs in Rural America

Round Up: How to Grow a Vibrant Community of Entrepreneurs in Rural America

What is being done to help rural economies leverage entrepreneurship as an economic development and community growth strategy? Here's your roundup of articles on growing rural entrepreneurship curated just for you.

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Why would Kansas City want to build the next Silicon Valley?

Why would Kansas City want to build the next Silicon Valley?

After a Bloomberg Technology article called Kansas City out for not being "the Next Silicon Valley," Jeff Shackelford of Digital Sandbox KC, a KCSourceLink Resource Partner, took to the web to explain why that's not really all that great of a goal for Kansas City's entrepreneurial ecosystem anyway.

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