Meet our Network

From Seattle to San Juan, SourceLink has worked with over 100 different communities of all sizes to empower local leaders to achieve entrepreneurship-led economic development goals. In some cases we provide a one-stop shop for small business owners, other times we conduct complex entrepreneurship assessment studies.

Below is a sampling of some amazing organizations we are fortunate to count in our network.

Alliance for Community Development

Alliance for Community Development

The Alliance for Community Development is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of increasing access to capital for startups with diverse leadership inclusive of minorities, women, and disabled veterans


Baltimore City SourceLink

The City of Baltimore organized Baltimore City SourceLink with a mission to help small businesses grow and succeed. Baltimore city SourceLink includes Resource Navigator, an online search engine of resources; a central calendar; and a hotline.


BizLink Orange

BizLink Orange’s mission is to accelerate the growth and development of Central Florida’s small business community. By providing “How-To” resource guides, personal action plans, a region-wide business calendar and the powerful resource navigator, entrepreneurs now have easy online access to Central Florida’s vast array of business assistance organizations. BizLink Orange is funded by Orange County Government and managed by the National Entrepreneur Center.

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Blueprint Easthampton SourceFinder

As part of the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystem grant, SourceLink has worked with Easthampton to inventory the region’s nonprofit, higher education and governmental support resources as well as lending and equity sources. Easthampton has asked SourceLink to assess and benchmark how the city compares to other communities in regard to available resources, and be empowered with this information to develop new programs or enhancements to existing programs to advance entrepreneurship ecosystem building efforts.

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Announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and World Business Chicago in February of 2019, ChiBizHub is an innovative web platform that connects expert service providers to Chicago’s fast-growing business community. ChiBizHub powers a one-stop, collaborative platform to help new and existing Chicago businesses accelerate their growth.

Chicago Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Chicago Urban League believes that a strong African American community makes a stronger Chicago. For nearly a century, the Urban League—through unique community, corporate and civic relationships—has helped people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities and grow businesses. The organization encompasses passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development and social justice.

City of Baltimore

City of Baltimore

The City of Baltimore provides support for small, local, minority-owned and women-owned companies seeking to do business with the City.


City of Farmington, MN

Farmington is open for new entrepreneurs as well as corporations.  We have business resources and incentives to start a new business or to bring an existing business to Farmington.  One of our goals is business retention and expansion as a way to keep our current businesses thriving.  Contact our Community Development Director for assistance.

City of Kansas City

City of Kansas City

The Business Customer Service Center is a free business resource, advocacy and information center for new and existing businesses operating within Kansas City, MO. The Business Customer Service Center provides our customers with information and assistance in understanding and complying with city, state and federal requirements for operating a business.



Colmena66 is a regional referral network which links Puerto Rico area entrepreneurs and business owners to 100+ local and regional resource partners, such as nonprofit organizations, academia, and government agencies who provide services to help businesses grow and prosper.

Digital Sandbox KC

The mission of Digital Sandbox KC is to provide proof-of-concept resources to support early-stage commercialization processes including access to technology, business and market experts and funding for early stage market validation, prototyping and beta testing services.

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Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic at UMKC

Entrepreneurial Legal Clinic Services delivers legal advice and facilitate the delivery of professional business planning to owners of small businesses – both existing and start-ups — who cannot afford the market rates for such services. UMKC faculty will supervise law students as they provide legal and professional services to qualified clients.

Entrepreneurship Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland

The Entrepreneurship Center links together private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses.

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The Fluency Score is a sophisticated, standardized measure of product-market fit. The cutting-edge analytical tool uses qualitative data and a complex algorithm to deliver an objective report and actionable analysis to innovation stakeholders.


Greater Baltimore Urban League

The Greater Baltimore Urban League was founded “To enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.” In keeping with it’s mission, GBUL, in partnership with the National Urban League, launched the Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship. The Haysbert Center brings high caliber business counseling and support services to the community level. The Haysbert Center provides workshops, seminar series, and one-on-one counseling.


Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative

Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative

The Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative mission is to promote individual self sufficiency and community economic development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship among low and moderate income people.


Greater Washington Urban League

The Greater Washington Urban League is dedicated to providing area entrepreneurs with technical assistance, mentorship, track-based learning and access to capital in target service areas.



Grow North MN

A resource and connection hub for Minnesota's food and agriculture entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem.

Houston Economic Empowerment Center of Houston Area Urban League

The mission of the Houston Area Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.


IASourceLink launched in fall of 2012 and serves the entire state of Iowa. IASourceLink connects a network of 200+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services for small businesses. We facilitate the linking of these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and start-up small businesses throughout the region.

Indianapolis Urban League

Indianapolis Urban League

The Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) Entrepreneurship Center was launched in July 2021 to assist entrepreneurs with developing, launching, sustaining, and growing minority small businesses in Central Indiana and surrounding counties. The Entrepreneurship Center provides future and current small business owners with access to in-person and virtual workshops, short-term industry recognized training credentials, individualized coaching, and support to leverage resources, maximize revenue, reduce costs, increase profitability, and create job opportunities.

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Iowa Economic Development Authority works to strengthen economic and community vitality by building partnerships and leveraging resources to make Iowa the choice for people and business.

Jacksonville Urban League Entrepreneurship Center

Many resources are available to help start or expand businesses. The program is designed for minority business owners who live or work in the Jacksonville area.

Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA)

The Kansas Bioscience Authority was created by the Kansas Economic Growth Act of 2004 to advance the state’s leadership in bioscience. An independent entity of the state, the KBA is governed by an 11-person board of directors made up of of local and national leaders in industry and academia.

Kansas Women's Business Center

The mission of the Women’s Business Center is to develop, counsel and mentor women in all stages of business development and growth. We do this through classes, seminars, peer roundtables, one-on-one consultation, networking and referrals. We also educate women entrepreneurs on sources of funding to include micro-loans and angel funding through the Women’s Capital Connection.

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KC Housing Connection

Kansas City Housing Connection leverages private, public and individual intention to transform the system of housing in the Kansas City metro area so that our community can ensure an affordable supply of safe and healthy homes for all.


The Business Customer Service Center is a free business resource, advocacy and information center for new and existing businesses operating within Kansas City, MO. The Business Customer Service Center provides our customers with information and assistance in understanding and complying with city, state and federal requirements for operating a business.

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KCInvestED connects investors in the Kansas City area with resources, events and tools to learn more about investing in early-stage companies. Our goals are to increase investors' knowledge and connections and inform the community about investment activity in our region and the impact it has on our economy.



KCSourceLink provides small business with free, easy access to the help they need - when they need it. From Warrensburg, MO to Topeka, KS from St. Joseph to Osawatomie the network of more than 200 organizations helps businesses grow.

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Klamath IDEA

Klamath IDEA is the premier network for local businesses in Oregon. For owners and startups, Klamath IDEA will power connections to start, scale and accelerate area entrepreneurs. For the established resource network, Klamath IDEA will be a platform to provide best fit referrals, build your network, and to showcase the story of entrepreneurship in our region.

Knoxville Area Urban League

Knoxville Area Urban League Entrepreneurship Center

The Urban League helps to bring businesses and jobs to areas where poverty is an everyday reality and people have been profoundly affected by long-term unemployment. The loans and technical assistance are strategic investments that will build strong economic ecosystems, which will support entrepreneurship and business growth in economically disadvantaged communities.


Las Vegas Urban League

Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center aims to become the primary, trusted resource around accessing relevant information on business start-up for entrepreneurs. In addition, the Entrepreneurship Center will be the trusted advisor to small-to-medium sized businesses around financial, operational, and organizational improvement.

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Launch 734

Launch 734, Monroe County, Michigan's entrepreneurial support network, is a group of agencies and individuals who want entrepreneurs to succeed.

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Launch Network

The Launch Network is a regional initiative to centralize the accessibility of support resources in North Louisiana for entrepreneurs and is managed by the Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, a division of BRF.



LISC of Greater Kansas City

LISC Greater Kansas City coordinates and invests resources that grow community pride and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities.


Los Angeles Urban League

Founded in 1921, the Los Angeles Urban League is recognizing more than 90 years of service to our Los Angeles communities. The League is the city’s premier organization in advancing equal opportunities on behalf of African Americans and other minority youths and adults through innovative job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs.


MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California

MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California consists of a diverse coalition of community leaders dedicated to improving small business development in Riverside and San Bernardino counties and eastern Los Angeles county.


Missouri Broadband Resource Rail

The University of Missouri System Broadband initiative is a coordinated effort to encourage the statewide build-out of reliable high-speed internet (broadband) infrastructure and use of
broadband-based applications to improve the lives of Missourians around the state’s three grand challenges related to:

– Economic opportunity
– Educational access and excellence
– Health and well-being

The Broadband Initiative embodies the System’s mission as a land-grant educational institution. It involves faculty, researchers, staff and resources at all four System’s campuses — the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology and University of Missouri-St. Louis — and MU Extension faculty and specialists in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.


Missouri Technology Corporation

The Missouri Technology Corporation ("MTC") is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies.



MOSourceLink connects Missouri’s small business community to a network of more than 400 business development agencies. The Network takes the guess work out of deciding which resources are best suited for a particular need.

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National Urban League

The Entrepreneurship Center Program – a Signature Program of the National Urban League (NUL) – provides management counseling, mentoring and training services geared toward the development of management skills enabling minority entrepreneurs to obtain financing and /or contracts that support job creation and preservation.  The Entrepreneurship Center Program goal is to increase minority entrepreneurs' competitiveness and profitability to support their ability to start up more businesses with higher survival rates, and break out to new markets and higher growth.

NetWork Kansas

NetWork Kansas promotes an entrepreneurial environment throughout the state of Kansas by providing businesses and entrepreneurs with the right resources—expertise, education and economic resources—when they are needed most. It is a free connection to nearly 500 resources waiting to help you succeed.

New Bedford SourceLink

New Bedford SourceLink

New Bedford SourceLink is a supportive platform that connects maritime, arts+culture, and main street entrepreneurs to a network of local, regional, and national resource partners to foster innovation, growth, and prosperity. The founding partners of New Bedford SourceLink include the New Bedford Economic Development Council, New Bedford Port Authority, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford Creative Consortium, Co-Creative Center, E for All, and Groundwork. Day-to-day management of New Bedford SourceLink activities is provided by the NBEDC.

New Orleans Women’s Business Resource Center and Entrepreneurship Center

The Center partners with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful businesses in New Orleans and surrounding parishes. The program is designed for minority business owners who live or work in the Greater New Orleans region.

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Nexus i90

The Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building in the City of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship have partnered to establish Nexus i90, to help connect small businesses to crucial resources in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. For owners and startups, Nexus i90 powers connections to start, scale and accelerate area entrepreneurs. For the established resource provider, Nexus i90 is a platform to provide best fit referrals, build a network, and showcase the story of entrepreneurship in the region.

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NWI BizHub

As part of their regional mission to help connect small businesses in Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties to crucial resources, Legacy Foundation, Crown Point Community Foundation, and Unity Foundation of La Porte County, have teamed with the Center of Workforce Innovations and Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center to help make resources more visible through an online platform, NWIBizHub

Online Network for Entrepreneurs

Online Network for Entrepreneurs

The Online Network for Entrepreneurs (ONE) is a resource that contains information about the services and organizations available to support business development and growth in Louisiana. Network partners offer information about their organization allowing them to increase visibility and receive appropriate inquiries about their services. Most economic development organizations, public agencies, governmental offices, chambers of commerce, and others providing assistance to businesses are partners. The ONE is administered by the Louisiana Tech University Technology Business Development Center (TBDC).

Philadelphia Urban League Entrepreneurship Center

Since 1917, The Urban League of Philadelphia has been empowering the African American community. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

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Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust invests, facilitates and builds capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-driven enterprises, science and technology and its industrial base.


SEEN Startups

The Sandhills Entrepreneurship Engagement Network (SEEN) connects aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to resources to start, sustain, and grow. SEEN is a searchable network of organizations in the Sandhills 10-county region of North Carolina serving the entrepreneurial community.

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Source Dallas

Launched in the fall of 2012, Source Dallas is a program of the City of Dallas. A team of representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the North Texas Small Business Development Center Network, and the local business and philanthropic community guided the implementation of the program, which provides resources for entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is a regional development and philanthropic organization that fosters economic and community vitality in 20 counties of southern Minnesota through a culture of collaboration and partnership. We envision a prosperous and growing region with vibrant communities, innovative and successful economies, and engaged and valued citizens.

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Where entrepreneurs get connected to the Fort Worth startup community.


Start In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is helping entrepreneurs tap a wide range of state resources with a powerful new tool, Start In Wisconsin, a searchable online directory that will allow entrepreneurs in the state to enter their ZIP code along with the type of business assistance they are seeking. An additional benefit of the Start In Wisconsin platform is a shared calendar that allows participating service providers to publicize events designed to help entrepreneurs succeed. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is providing funding and serves as the project sponsor. The University of Wisconsin System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship serves along with WEDC on the project’s initial planning committee and is responsible for managing the directory’s data. Start In Wisconsin is featured on WEDC’s website and additional statewide and regional websites dedicated to entrepreneur success.


Starting Block Chattanooga

The mission of Starting Block Chattanooga is to help area entrepreneurs grow and succeed. We provide small businesses with free, easy access to the help and information you need – when you need it. Chattanooga is home to one of the Southeast’s fastest growing entrepreneurial ecosystems. We’re here to help you navigate it.

The Entrepreneurship Center at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta

The Entrepreneurship Center assesses the needs and capabilities of minority business owners in the Atlanta area and links aspiring or current business owners with resources, classes, training and counseling that will help them grow to the next level of success.

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The GRID Wisconsin

The GRID (Guiding Rural Innovation and Development) is a collaborative economic development initiative focused on building a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Wisconsin to generate a vibrant and diverse rural economy.

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The Porter House KC

The Porter House KC is an inner city based co-working community who provides entrepreneurship access and resources to underserved populations in the KC metro.

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UMKC TalentLink

UMKC TalentLink connects individuals and organizations to professional development experiences.

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Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS Economic Development Division is committed to working for:

  • Increased job opportunities for local residents
  • Increasing the tax base of the community in order to continue to provide high quality services to businesses and citizens
  • Creating a quality of life characterized by stable neighborhoods and diverse opportunities
  • Diversifying the local economy with growth in new technology, service sector and tourism industries. 


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University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center

From whiteboard to boardroom, the UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

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University of Nebraska

SourceLink provides two primary services for the University of Nebraska with the intent to expand via the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Initiative. These services include Asset Mapping and Report and The Resource Navigator to make University resources more visible to entrepreneurs.


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University of North Texas Health Science Center

UNT Health Science Center is one of the nation’s premier graduate academic medical centers, with six schools that specialize in patient-centered education, research and health care.

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University of Northern Iowa Center for Business Growth and Innovation

For the past two decades, the University of Northern Iowa Center for Business Growth and Innovation (UNI CBGI) has built a network of resources and services designed to attract, connect, and accelerate small business and start-up growth with business assistance, capital, partner resources, and valuable connections to their peers.

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is an affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans and other underserved individuals to enter the economic and social mainstream.

Urban League of Greater Cincinnati - Economic Empowerment Center

The Center helps established minority entrepreneurs grow their companies by improving their management skills and helping them qualify for financing that will fuel business growth.

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Washington State Microenterprise Association

The Washington State Microenterprise Association’s mission is to strengthen economic development systems that support the growth of strong and effective Microenterprise Development Organizations.

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West Virginia BusinessLink

The West Virginia BusinessLink is a one-stop, online resource available to the state’s entrepreneurs and business owners, including existing businesses, start-ups and aspiring businesses.



Whiteboard to Boardroom (W2B) and the CEO Bullpen project were established in September 2009 with three-year funding ($600,000) from the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for Innovation program. The program helps move innovations from universities into the marketplace.

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is committed to supporting businesses in maximizing potential and growth.


Women's Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV)

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Major corporations and government agencies utilize the WBENC organization as a clearinghouse for women suppliers seeking procurement opportunities. Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV) provides WBENC certification to women owned companies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. WBEC ORV is one of 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) authorized to administer this world-class certification across the United States.

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Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project

Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project is an award-winning nonprofit organization that promotes the economic advancement of women, with an emphasis on women of color. We understand that women need resources and skills, equal access to business/career opportunities and the ability to make sound decisions about their economic future.  Our work is focused on initiatives that empower women with skills, information and resources.

Other Successful Projects

SourceLink helped the state of Alaska map resources across an area 2.5 times the size of Texas. The network was recognized by the University Economic Development Association with their Award of Excellence in the Partnership Development category.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership sought to understand new firm job creation for a multi-county central Iowa area. SourceLink was able to gather, standardize, and analyze data from an innovative dataset to yield key young firm insights by industry, worker demographics, and employment/wage statistics.

SourceLink was tapped by the St Louis Data Collective to confidentially and securely collect small business client data from 13 local technical assistance providers to create the first ever regional innovation and entrepreneurship report from the combined aggregated data. The effort allowed for the Data Collective to tell a comprehensive story around diversity and inclusion in the technology sector and illustrated the collective impact of entrepreneurs served by one (or many) local ecosystem players.

SourceLink Resource Partner Meeting in Detroit, MIThe New Economy Initiative, a special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, engaged SourceLink to understand and map resources in Southeast Michigan. SourceLink provided project management and coordination of a coalition of partners to deliver a 68-page comprehensive assessment of the entrepreneurship environment of Southeast Michigan.

We Create Jobs is a report researched by SourceLink with our KCSourceLink affiliate that pioneered new forms of statistical analysis to quantify the impact of first-time employers to a specific metro's economy

The Greater Des Moines Partnership led a collaborative effort that brought SourceLink to Central Iowa in the summer of 2012. That regional CISourceLink effort was later expanded statewide and now operates as IASourceLink.

SourceLink has developed of many kinds of entrepreneurship service visualizations, maps, grids, and infographics. These have been done for six major Cities, in rural Northwest Missouri, and even two different Resource Rail℠ entrepreneurship maps (Tu Camino Empresarial and KC Resource Rail).

SourceLink helped the Center for Executive Education, Development and Excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia identify and map its entrepreneurial resource assets. SourceLink developed a library of content including on-the-ground resources, how-to guides, articles and videos.

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