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.
How do you go about asking and finding sources of funding for your community? Entrepreneurial communities have trouble finding capital to build the infrastructure they need to support and grow their entrepreneurs and business owners. Here's how to get it done.
Here are six insights on how to win federal grants to fund your economic development projects (or your entrepreneurial ecosystem).
We know that entrepreneurs play a crucial role in a community's economic vitality. Now we know quantifiably the impact of startups on a local economy.
By working together, communities can grow their own entrepreneurial infrastructure with these four steps.
Libraries are the not-so-quiet champions of entrepreneurship, essential entrepreneur ecosystem builders, crucial for every community in their mission to support their entrepreneurs.
What's the difference between an accelerator and incubator? We break down the differences in entrepreneurship centers and look at the best practices of how communities are helping entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship is not a buzzword. It is an economic development strategy. How is your community supporting your local entrepreneurs?
We asked a few ecosystem builders we met at the Kauffman Foundation's ESHIP Summit to share their takeaways on entrepreneurial ecosystem building.
"Without growth, this is no real entrepreneurship," says Dan Isenberg—and that's why you need a plan to both create startups and grow them.
Entrepreneurship is not easy—and building a sustainable infrastructure for entrepreneurs requires deep knowledge, experience, funding and champions. Here's how communities can put entrepreneurship first.
IASourceLink connects people to people to help advance and accelerate Iowa entrepreneurship. But it didn't happen overnight. Read how IASourceLink united their entrepreneurial community into a vibrant ecosystem.
The story of connecting entrepreneurs to the right resources at the right time at KCSourceLink is 15 years in the making—and they're just getting started.
Northwest Missouri is taking a step to grow entrepreneurship in the rural 18-county region, by making deliberate, strategic and intentional efforts to connect entrepreneurs and grow entrepreneurship.
Creating inclusivity and breaking down the barriers to entrepreneurship in urban and rural communities is part of a long-term economic development strategy. Here's how to support your entrepreneurs and make sure your community is a better place to live and grow.
Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Ecosystem + Infrastructure
How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure
Funding Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: 6 Tips on Applying for Grants
Measuring Entrepreneurship: SourceLink Research Wins Recognition from International Economic Development Council
Practical Steps to Grow Your Entrepreneurial Community
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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