Best Practices

Kauffman Foundation Issues RFP to Help Scale Programs That Support Entrepreneurs

The Kauffman Foundation is accepting grant proposals from organizations that are seeking to expand programs that demonstrate evidence of success in supporting entrepreneurs in the United States.

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Loudoun SourceLink: Are You Charging Enough for Your Product or Service?

When you don’t charge enough for your product or service, you’re basically telling customers that there’s nothing special about what you sell.

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IASourceLink: 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Blogging

Wondering how you can get more customers interested in your business? Give blogging a chance.

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MOSourceLink: 5 Big Brand Strategies for Small Businesses

Follow these 5 Rules to utilize big brand strategies for your small business.

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KCSourceLink: New Action Plan Reveals Funding Gaps for Early-Stage Companies

U.S.SourceLink affiliate KCSourceLink reveals an action plan to help increase access and availability to capital for early-stage startups.

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Loudoun SourceLink: Where Startups Get Funding

While angel investors and venture capitalists sometimes make or break the success of a startup, most small businesses get funding from other sources.

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IASourceLink: Email Etiquette: Crystal Review

Valyn Reinig, Web Content manager at IASourceLink, reviews Crystal, a new predictive email technology.

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MOSourceLink: Inspiration, Ideas, and Support Flourish at 1 Million Cups

Are you looking for an opportunity to share an idea and get feedback? Are you looking to meet other entrepreneurs and business owners? Do you want friendly feedback from business peers? Perhaps you seek to surround yourself with an energized business community. Whatever your needs, 1 Million Cups is the place to be.

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NetWork Kansas: Fifteen Minutes That Are Worth Your Time

Annual reports provide an opportunity to inform, engage and even more importantly, communicate the work being done by partners, communities and entrepreneurs to create a more entrepreneurial culture.

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What Funders Want

At the U.S.SourceLink conference, we asked funding experts to share what they look for in a grant proposal.

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IASourceLink: Communication Got You Down At Work? Try Some Empathy.

Add a little empathy to your emails. Check out a new tool that helps people write more effective emails based on the recipient's personality.

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KCSourceLink: Sometimes the Government Is Here to Help: Small Business Exporting

The federal government has loans and insurance programs to help your small business become an exporter or expand your exporting business.

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MOSourceLink: 8 Tips on Fundraising or How to Make Investors Say, “I Love It, Please Take My Money”

Meet Stuart Ludlow, ​technical ​co-​founder of RFP365, a Kansas City software platform that manages the entire request-for-proposal (RFP) lifecycle. Stuart knows a quite a bit about raising money for startups. And he's still smiling.

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IASourceLink: Organize Your Business With Free Resources

Load up with free resources to help you organize your business.

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KCSourceLink: Small Business Tips for Social Media Success

ClaimJockey's marketing coordinator Chelsea Redfern shares the secret sauce behind their social media strategy.

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