Libraries are the not-so-quiet champions of entrepreneurship, essential entrepreneur ecosystem builders, crucial for every community in their mission to support their entrepreneurs.
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.
The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Here are just a few takeaways that may surprise you.
NetWork Kansas is building a culture of entrepreneurship in the state of Kansas—and right in the middle of America.
In 2011, Kansas City set an audacious goal: to become America’s most entrepreneurial city. The community set a path to build entrepreneurship, measure it and tell that story to the world.
Jeff Finkle of International Economic Development Council outlines proposed budget cuts and their impact on entrepreneurial communities.
"Some of the most consequential programs and legislation to spur entrepreneurship — and the jobs that come with it — continue to happen at a more local level.” - Steve Case
Here's a short-ish list of events, campaigns and conferences around entrepreneurship and economic development.
The Electoral College has met and confirmed that Donald Trump will be our next president. What effect could a Trump Administration have on entrepreneurship?
A round up around articles about what an entrepreneurship ecosystem is and the first steps to buidling one. Spoilers: understand your community and what it needs.
Entrepreneurs thrive in connected communities. But what does that mean?
From Jeff Hoffman to Steve Case to Victor Hwang, here are a few insights into how to build entrepreneurial communities.
Amy Kuhlers of IASourceLink weighs in on how broadband helps rural entrepreneurs compete locally and globally.
Why measure? Here's a roundup of articles to help you think about why and what you measure on the way to your goals.
Measuring jobs is only one metric in measuring an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Use the right data and tools to map your community's assets and build a sustainable economy.
America’s Public Libraries: Champions of Entrepreneurship
How to Celebrate Entrepreneurs with National Small Business Week
Highlights from #GrowingESHIP: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit
NetWork Kansas Uses Its Resource Network to Take on Bigger, Bolder Goals for Entrepreneurs across Kansas
The Making of America’s Most Entrepreneurial City
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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