According to my friend Jeff Finkle (pictured right), president of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), “Supporting entrepreneurs and small-business owners with creating and growing their local companies is a crucial part of economic development.” We couldn’t agree more. The future of community and economic development is based on the success...
For the first time, our small businesses are leading the recession. An article by Joel Mathis in The Week puts the crisis for small businesses in stark terms. “Amazon seems to be doing well in the current crisis — it announced Monday it will hire 100,000 new workers for increased demand...
When our first expansion customer called, we knew we had a proven value proposition. We had survived our infancy. So how did we get there?
We know that entrepreneurs create all net new jobs—but what’s their impact in your community? Do you know who your entrepreneurs are and how many jobs they create?
What is the difference between entrepreneurial infrastructure and entrepreneurial ecosystems? We identify what exactly is infrastructure and an ecosystem and how the two work together to support our country's entrepreneurs.
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.
Rural entrepreneurship matters. What can we do to better surround our rural entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow?
In 2011, Kansas City set an audacious goal: to become America’s most entrepreneurial city. The community set a path to build entrepreneurship, measure it and tell that story to the world.
Entrepreneurship happens everywhere—not just on the coasts. It happens in urban centers and rural communities, among tech innovators and in shops on Main Street. And here's how we can invite more people to the table.
"Some of the most consequential programs and legislation to spur entrepreneurship — and the jobs that come with it — continue to happen at a more local level.” - Steve Case