Best Practices

Loudoun SourceLink: How to Have a Successful Grand Opening

When you plan a grand opening, do something more memorable than just a ribbon-cutting. Here’s how to make it unique so the press wants to cover it, and participants naturally spread the word about your product or service.

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BusinessUSA: Government Resources for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

BusinessUSA was created to be a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier for business owners to find and access the services of federal government agencies.

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Small Technology Firms and Innovators, America's Largest Seed Fund is Coming to a City Near You

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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Revisiting the Vision and Mission Statement of NetWork Kansas

The NetWork Kansas Vision and Mission Statements were created in June of 2005 and have not changed. They have been a guiding force in what they’ve done. Steve Radley, president and CEO, revisits each statement and discusses their influence.

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Running for President vs. Being President

Most entrepreneurs don't want to run the world. But there are similarities: If you rewrite the statement "Running for President is different than being President" to read “Starting a business is different than running a business” you start to understand the similarities.

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IASourceLink: Renew Rural Iowa Pathways: Iowa’s Comprehensible Database of Video Resources

Why spend several days learning a new skill by reading a book, when you can watch a video in half the time?

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How the Emerging Leaders Initiative Can Help Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

If you are looking to expand and grow your small business in 2015, the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative may be for you.

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Caffeinate Your Startup Community with 1 Million Cups

"How can the community help you?" Read how U.S.SourceLink affiliates support startup entrepreneurs in their communities.

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Loudoun SourceLink: How to crowdsource office furniture and equipment

Using a gift registry is not only a creative way to outfit your office, it’s also a way to market your business and give supporters a useful and tangible way to contribute to your success.

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NetWork Kansas: Eight Must-Read Entrepreneurial Books

We hope you'll check out one or more of these suggestions. Bonus points if you support your locally owned bookstore at the same time!

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Prepare Your Small Business for Tax Time

Whether you decide to outsource your tax tasks or perform them in-house, it’s important to arm yourself with the relevant knowledge to make sure your business not only complies but also saves time and money wherever possible. Here are a few resources to get you started.

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IASourceLink: Get More From Gmail

Become even more productive with your email. Discover some great features that have been hiding out in Gmail.

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A Year in Entrepreneurship: Calendar of Events to Celebrate

Here's a calendar of events we celebrate, attend or trail throughout the year. What events, conferences and conversations do you follow?

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Network Kansas: Entrepreneurship Links to Like

"How One Women Got Past the No's and Landed VC Funding," and other links we're enjoying on the web this month.

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Loudoun SourceLink: Get Advice When You Need It

Experts can help you avoid pitfalls that are common to startups. Here’s how to get the info you need at times that fit your busy schedule.

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