Best Practices

U.S.SourceLink: Best Practices from the Network

Published Oct 21, 2014 by Sarah Mote
We are all proud of the work we do for entrepreneurs in our communities--helping unite entrepreneurial resources for better visibility to those who need them, fostering vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems and stimulating and celebrating small business success. 

Here's how two of our affiliates--in San Antonio and Kansas City--are doing just that. 

Café Commerce Receives SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Grant

Our San Antonio, TX affiliate, Café Commerce has been awarded a $50,000 Growth Accelerator Fund Grant from the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). Café Commerce’s winning proposal will support the launch of an innovative culinary accelerator program called Break Fast & Launch™. Read more.

Benchmarks for Better Impact

KCSourceLink recently released two reports to its entrepreneurial community, sharing the story of its entrepreneurs, its network and its impact.

“WeCreateKC” shares stories of KC’s entrepreneurs and tracks the city’s progress toward the six imperatives for entrepreneurial growth and across the quadrants of entrepreneurship. Visit the WeCreateKC website or download the report.
In its annual report, Digital Sandbox KC, a proof of concept center for early stage startups, celebrated its first round and announced the funding of its second. Developed through a one-time i6 Challenge Grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Agency, Digital Sandbox KC includes players from academia, large corporations, entrepreneurs, business development organizations and economic developers. Read the Digital Sandbox KC report.

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