Best Practices

Driving Economic Growth through Scale Up Ecosystems

How Is Your Community Scaling Up?

"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.

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Attendees at Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Highlights from #GrowingESHIP: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Here are just a few takeaways that may surprise you.

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

Upcoming Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Conferences

It's conference season and we'll be out and about to bring insights in entrepreneurship ecosystem building back to you.

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Here's how economic developers can support rural entrepreneurs in their community.

3 Serious Myths about Rural Entrepreneurship

Rural entrepreneurship matters. What can we do to better surround our rural entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow?

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Take the Entrepreneurial Community Survey

Tell Us How You Build an Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

SourceLink is working on a book about building entrepreneurial infrastructure in communities, and we’d love your input.

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SourceLink + Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov 14-20, 2016

GEW: What Is It and Why Should You Care?​

Global Entrepreneurship Week is more than just a celebration of innovators and their ideas.

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Opportunities for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Grant Opportunity: Close the Gaps in Entrepreneurship

The Kauffman Inclusion Challenge is designed to find, understand and grant funds to nonprofit entrepreneurship-support organizations that can help female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color achieve higher rates of success.

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Network Kansas: 2015-2016 YEC Season a Success!

Through our Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series, E-Communities host local entrepreneurship competitions for students ranging in age from 7th to 12th grade. The 2015-2016 school year marked our third successive year partnering with communities at the local level to organize these events.

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Goldman Sachs 10K Women Entrepreneurs

Investing in the Power of Women

10,000 Women initiative has transformed local economies and the businesses and confidence of women entrepreneurs.

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GrowingEship Summit

Highlights from Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Call it the largest focus group in entrepreneurial development. The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit (#GrowingEship), held on May 4 and 5, 2016, attracted more than 200 entrepreneurial thought leaders and practitioners.

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Building Relationships

Building Win-Win Relationships with Private Sector Businesses

Relationships with private sector companies can evolve into long-term partnerships to build ever stronger entrepreneurial communities.

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KCSourceLink: How to Make Micros Mighty

Two years ago KCSourceLink Resource Partners gathered to discuss the plight of the microenterprise, identify the resources that are available and develop a plan to help fill gaps for Kansas City’s small business entrepreneurs. How is that plan working two years later?.

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SourceLink Virginia: Virginia Community Economic Network and Accion Launch Strategic Partnership

New strategic partnership helps Virginia entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses through microfinancing and business education and addresses gaps in access to capital and credit in under served markets around the state.

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Dallas B.R.A.I.N: Libraries as Entrepreneurship Hubs

The culture of collaboration and learning in libraries is a natural fit for supporting an inclusive, entrepreneurial community. Read how the Dallas B.R.A.I.N. utilizes the assets of their public library system as resources for entrepreneurs.

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Dallas B.R.A.I.N.: Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Building an inclusive entrepreneurial community is a way for Dallas to capitalize on some of their assets while offsetting some of their challenges. Read how the Dallas B.R.A.I.N. leverages industry, ethnic and neighborhood diversity and brings together disparate groups.

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