Best Practices

SourceLink Virginia Celebrates Its First Year!

Congratulations to SourceLink Virginia on its one-year anniversary! SourceLink Virginia has grown to include over 210 Resource Partners and continues to connect aspiring, emerging, and established entrepreneurs to the business assistance providers who can help them grow.

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SourceLink Communities Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

During Global Entrepreneurship Week, SourceLink communities are gathering resources and striking collaborations to make the resources available to entrepreneurs easier to find and access.

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Network Kansas: Changing Mindsets to Affirm Entrepreneurship

A shift in mindset is needed if we’re going to develop more African-American entrepreneurs. That shift can begin with broadening the conversation around who can be an entrepreneur.

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NetWork Kansas: The Power of Opportunity

Wichita business and community leaders discover trends preventing minorities from taking full advantage of opportunities to start, sustain and grow businesses in Kansas.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Is Your Community Ready?

Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 16-22, 2015, only one month away.

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Great Minds Think Alike: Dallas B.R.A.I.N. Launches an Innovative Partnership for Entrepreneurs

Call it a brilliant B.R.A.I.N. storm for entrepreneurs—in Dallas, Texas, the public library is joining the City of Dallas’ Office of Economic Development to launch a mastermind of an innovative partnership for entrepreneurs.

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We Create KC: KC's Progress toward Becoming America's Most Entrepreneurial City

We Create KC measures Kansas City's progress toward becoming America's most entrepreneurial city.

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Delta Challenge for Entrepreneurial Service Organizations

Delta Entrepreneurship Network (DEN) is seeking its second round of fellows—up to 20 entrepreneurs and 16 entrepreneurship service organizations—to join the inaugural class of DEN fellows through six Delta Challenge pitch competitions across the eight-state Delta region this fall.

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U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Awards and Launches New Resources

New awards and new programs from the Small Business Administration

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Loudoun SourceLink: How to Win a Pitch Competition

Win the attention and respect of investors and CEOs at pitch competitions.

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MOSourceLink: Business Forms Breakdown

Benefit corps, L3Cs, social purpose corps, LLCs, partnerships, OH MY! There are tons of options when determining what type of business entity you should select for your business. How do you choose?

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KCSourceLink: Hiring (the Right) Employees

With recruiting and hiring costing U.S. businesses $72 billion a year the tips included in this article and the infographic can be the difference between your company being a dud or a rock-star diva.

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Host an InnovateHER Business Competition

The SBA is once again launching InnovateHER, a national prize competition aimed at unearthing products and services that impact women’s lives through local business competitions.

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EDA Opens Grant Applications for Entrepreneurial Communities

Check out this new grant announcement for entrepreneurial communities from the EDA.

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IASourceLink: 10 Free Learning Resources for Entrepreneurs

You don’t have to be in school to learn a new skill. It’s amazing how many free online courses are out there. Here are 10 learning resources for entrepreneurs (and anyone else interested in increasing their knowledge this summer).

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