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Must Read Blogs on Spurring Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

Must Read Blogs on Spurring Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

Here's your quick reads blog list on entrepreneurship-led economic development written by ecosystem builders and economic developers just in time for the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit. Enjoy!

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Ecosystem Builders Bridging the Gap for Urban and Rural Communities | SourceLink

Ecosystem Builders Bridging the Gap for Urban and Rural Communities

Now, more than ever, geography does not determine the success of a business. These wicked-talented ecosystem builders are bridging the gaps in distressed communities and speaking at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit April 25-26, 2018.

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The Basics of Building Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure | SourceLink

The Basics of Building Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Communities don't need giant universities, incubators and venture capital to have a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. But they do need these ecosystem building basics.

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

8 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Provoke your thinking and get down to business at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit: a conference for economic developers and supporters of entrepreneurship.

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Economic Development after Amazon’s HQ2

RoundUp: Economic Development after Amazon’s HQ2

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are more important to economies than Amazon's HQ2. Here's why.

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A Practitioner’s Approach to Entrepreneurship

We published the field guide on building and supporting entrepreneurship called Beyond Collisions: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure. Discover how to empower and retain entrepreneurs in your community.

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SourceLink's Top Blog Posts about Growing Entrepreneurship in 2017

Our Top Blogs on Growing Entrepreneurial Communities

What trends in entrepreneurship and economic development are we going to see in 2018? Before we look ahead, it's important to reflect on what we learned the previous year. Here’s what our readers wanted to know about growing entrepreneurial communities in 2017.

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SourceLink's Year in Review - Growing Entrepreneurship in 2017

Year in Review: Growing Entrepreneurship in 2017

Here's a look back at 2017 and what our network has accomplished as we’ve helped communities across the nation (50+!) grow better and stronger entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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The Role of Entrepreneurs in Economic Disaster Recovery

Round Up: The Role of Entrepreneurs in Economic Disaster Recovery

Entrepreneurship allows a community hit by a natural disaster to come together and creatively solve problems in economic recovery.

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Empowering Local Economies through the Shop Local Movement

Empower Local Economies through the Shop Local Movement

Leverage the holiday shopping season to your entrepreneurial ecosystem's advantage and host a Shop Local campaign for your Microenterprises and makers.

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Restoring Puerto Rico through Entrepreneurship

Restoring Puerto Rico through Entrepreneurship

While Puerto Rico is recovering from Hurricane María, entrepreneurs play a vital role in restoring the local economy by selling and exporting goods and services in Colmena66's Shop+HirePR campaign.

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Grant Opportunity for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Funding Opportunities Alert

Funding opportunity alerts for a Veteran Business Outreach Center and the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award. Get your applications in today.

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Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit 2018

Mark Your Calendars: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit 2018

Save the date for the second convening of entrepreneurship-led economic developers: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit will be held April 25-26, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.

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NetWork Kansas Makes 50,000 Referrals to Connect Kansas Entrepreneurs to the Right Resources

A huge round of applause to our affiliate partners NetWork Kansas for providing 50,000 referrals to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the state of Kansas. That's 50,000 times NetWork Kansas connected someone to the resources, funding and training they need to start and grow their business.

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How Commons on Champa Unites Resources for Denver Entrepreneurs

How Commons on Champa Unites Resources for Denver Entrepreneurs

By building an underlying infrastructure for entrepreneurs through Resource Partner meetings and a smart database, the Commons on Champa is supporting entrepreneurs to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.

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