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).
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?
"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.
How do we make sure that all of our business owners and entrepreneurs are included in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? We have a few ideas.
See how the largest focus group in entrepreneurship-led economic development plans on growing entrepreneurial communities across the nation. Here are the takeaways and insights from the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit.
National Small Business Week is the perfect time to connect with your community's small business owners and startups and shine a light on the resources available to start and grow a business.
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!
Communities don't need giant universities, incubators and venture capital to have a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. But they do need these ecosystem building basics.
How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure
Funding Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: 6 Tips on Applying for Grants
Practical Steps to Grow Your Entrepreneurial Community
America’s Public Libraries: Champions of Entrepreneurship
Accelerators, Incubators and Coworking Spaces: How Entrepreneurship Centers Can Build a Community
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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