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How to Build an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Community

While creating a diverse ecosystem that supports diverse entrepreneurs is emerging as an important economic development strategy, many communities struggle with how to create an environment that truly fosters inclusivity. Hear from minority entrepreneurs, and those who work with them, ways that you can foster inclusivity and diversity in your entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Three young, diverse women entrepreneurs from Kansas City's Global Entrepreneurship Week, organized by KCSourceLink

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 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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Four Types of Entrepreneurs

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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Funding Your Ecosystem

How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

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.

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