Best Practices

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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KCSourceLink: How to Welcome New Business Partners (and Make Sure You Get Along)

Odds are good your business either started with a co-owner or will grow into new partners. Is your business ready to welcome new players?

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NetWork Kansas: Links to Like - April 2015

Read about Justin Wesley, a former basketball player who is jumping into the world of fashion design, and other links to like around the web.

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Make Me Care: Telling Your Organizational Story

If you want people to purchase your product, use your services, donate and evangelize, they need to care about what you do. And the quickest way to engage emotions is to tell a story that resonates with them.

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Loudoun SourceLink: Rule #1: Don't Be Boring

Five things you should and shouldn't do when making a presentation to potential clients or investors.

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MOSourceLink: Marketing to the Hispanic Consumer

Hispanics will be the most important U.S. growth market through midcentury. So, what does this mean for your business? And how can you tap into the market that will continue to grow by 167 percent until 2050?

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IASourceLink: Choosing the Best Presentation Software

Thinking about breaking away from PowerPoint? Check out these free alternatives.

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KCSourceLink: How Hallmark Does Social

How do the big corporations engage on social media? And what can a small business learn from that? The Hallmark Social Media Team discusses how to drive business results using real-time consumer engagement.

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Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy

When you build entrepreneurial ecosystems, it's important to be accountable to your goal and your entrepreneurs. That's why we love this new report from the Kauffman Foundation, "Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy."

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NetWork Kansas: Links to Like – March 2015

Read about one woman's path to a $100 million company and other links to like around the web.

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Join the Conversation: Tips to Help Women Entrepreneurs Start and Grow a Business

In honor of Women’s History Month, SBA will host a Twitter chat to help women entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow a business.

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KCSourceLink: How to Prioritize Your Life

When the boss, the customer, the kids, the spouse and even granny can reach you as fast and predictably as lightening follows a thunderclap, how does anyone ever get a break?

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