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How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Ecosystem + Infrastructure

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.

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Maria Meyers of SourceLink's Beyond Collisions

Beyond Collisions: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

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.

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Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities

Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities

How do we make sure that all of our business owners and entrepreneurs are included in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? We have a few ideas.

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Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Across America

Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Across America

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.

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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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Must Read Blogs on Spurring Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

Must Read Blogs on Spurring Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

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!

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Ecosystem Builders Bridging the Gap for Urban and Rural Communities | SourceLink

Ecosystem Builders Bridging the Gap for Urban and Rural Communities

Now, more than ever, geography does not determine the success of a business. These wicked-talented ecosystem builders are bridging the gaps in distressed communities and speaking at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit April 25-26, 2018.

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We Create Jobs | KCSourceLink's report on job contributions by KC startups

How Many Jobs Do Your Entrepreneurs Create?

We Create Jobs, a new report out of Kansas City and researched by KCSourceLink, tracks the job contributions by its startups, at the metro level.

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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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The Case for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Making the Case (and Connections) for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship happens everywhere—not just on the coasts. It happens in urban centers and rural communities, among tech innovators and in shops on Main Street. And here's how we can invite more people to the table.

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Entrepreneurship Starts Local

Yes to Steve Case: Entrepreneurial Development Has to Start Locally

"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

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Trump and Entrepreneurship

Round Up: The Trump Administration and What It Means for Small Business

The Electoral College has met and confirmed that Donald Trump will be our next president. What effect could a Trump Administration have on entrepreneurship?

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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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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Round Up: What Is an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem?

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.

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The Problem with Milken Institute SSTI Benchmark

Beyond Incubators: Benchmarking Innovation & Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Why incubators can't be our sole critierion when it comes to benchmarking innovation.

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