Best Practices

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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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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