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What Is an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Really?

Breaking down the emerging term, what it is and who it comprises.

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Cities Should Think Creatively about Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building

How do other cities build entrepreneurship? Alejandro Manzanares of the National League of Cities (NLC) shares insights from cities in its third cohort on establishing entrepreneurial seed funds, building innovative workforces and ecosystem mapping.

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Foundations: A Growing Source of Entrepreneurship Funding

Dozens of private foundations are allocating dollars to programs and entrepreneur support organizations. Are you creating relationships with them?

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How to Support the Supporters

Entrepreneurial service providers are on the front lines every day working to help their small business clients survive—and sometimes without the tools they need to cope with the emotional strain.

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COVID-19 Funding Relief and Financial Tools for Small Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small Main Street businesses especially hard. Mindful that small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, numerous government agencies, philanthropies and private companies have set up relief funds to provide these small businesses with grants and low-interest loans.

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6 Tips for Holding a Successful Virtual Meeting (or Conference)

In the Age of the Coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for your network to stay connected.

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How SourceLink Builds Teams and Communitiies during COVID-19

Key Tools for Working (and Building Community) Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out how these technologies can help keep your team together to serve the entrepreneurs in your ecosystem.

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Being Entrepreneurial about Growing Entrepreneurship

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?

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Welcome Chicago and the ChiBizHub for Entrepreneurs

Chicago is the latest community to join the SourceLink family and to build a stronger entrepreneurial infrastructure for its entrepreneurs.

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Who Are Your Entrepreneurs?

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?

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Foundations, Philanthropy + Entrepreneurship: How to Capitalize Entrepreneurial Strategies

What role do foundations play in entrepreneurship—and how do they measure success?

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Finding the Right Fit with Entrepreneurship and Foundation Grants

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Insights: Insider Tips for Building Relationships with Foundations

Read these tips from foundation leaders on how entrepreneurship ecosystem builders can develop relationships with foundations that invest in community economic development.

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Building Entrepreneurship in the Middle

Year in Review: Building Entrepreneurial Communities in the Middle

Entrepreneurs don't just live on the coasts. The opportunity to shape ideas and solve problems lives anywhere and everywhere. Here's how SourceLink affiliates in the Middle—Albuquerque, Des Moines, St. Louis, in southeast Michigan, across the state of Kansas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico—are building their entrepreneurial infrastructure.

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