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?
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.
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.
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.
The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Here are just a few takeaways that may surprise you.
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!
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.
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.
Rural entrepreneurship matters. What can we do to better surround our rural entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow?
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.
"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
The Electoral College has met and confirmed that Donald Trump will be our next president. What effect could a Trump Administration have on entrepreneurship?
SourceLink is working on a book about building entrepreneurial infrastructure in communities, and we’d love your input.
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.
Who Are Your Entrepreneurs?
Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Ecosystem + Infrastructure
Beyond Collisions: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure
Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities
Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Across America
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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