Best Practices

MOSourceLink: The League of Independent Workspaces

Coworking spaces are a hot trend. Read how some spaces have banded together to better serve entrepreneurs.

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U.S.SourceLink: What We’re Reading (and Tweeting)

Constantly on the lookout for new trends to make our ecosystems, affiliates, entrepreneurs and economies stronger, we bring you this quick round up of interesting (and sometimes disruptive) ideas.

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Do an End-of-Year Planning Refresh

It’s that time of year: changing colors, chill air, thoughts of holidays coming, the shock of another year ending. It may be a good time for a planning refresh.

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Colleges and Communities Find New Ways to Collaborate for Economic Growth

How do leading-edge universities and their communities support entrepreneurs, students and inventors to create products and start businesses? Arizona State University (ASU) may have an answer.

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U.S.SourceLink and Affiliates Celebrate GEW

Seven U.S.SourceLink affiliates joined that worldwide celebration of ideas, entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses—using U.S.SourceLink’s GEW Starter Kit to showcase the events and resources available to entrepreneurs in their regions.

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IASourceLink: Global Entrepreneurship Week Recap

With something to do for practically everyone, it was easy for interested entrepreneurs to get involved and let their voices be heard during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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KCSourceLink: Keep Up Your Guard Against Credit Card Fraud

Just because your business is small doesn’t mean you’re defenseless against credit card fraud.

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Loudoun SourceLink: 4 Podcasts You Should Listen to Now

Podcasts are an easy way for entrepreneurs to learn from other founders who’ve already built successful businesses.

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MOSourceLink: Shop Local: Plaid Friday Joins Small Business Saturday

Shop local this week when Plaid Friday joins Small Business Saturday.

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Seven Lessons for Entrepreneurs: An Evening with America’s Tax Man, Henry W. Bloch

In conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H & R Bloch, offered advice to entrepreneurs.

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SoMNSourceLink: Leisure-time and Sports Entrepreneurs: Watch Trends of Working Parents

Today’s adults have different pressures and values than those of 50 years ago. The entrepreneur must know his or her customers to achieve success.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: What It Is and Why You Should Care

The U.S.SourceLink network celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week in cities, states and regions nationwide.

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Network Kansas: Destination BootCamp: Review

I attended Destination BootCamp on behalf of NetWork Kansas. I was curious about the value businesses received, as well as the benefit of the training for a “community leader” since we count so many economic development directors, foundations, chambers, and others among our network of partners. I had heard praise for the workshop from several economic development directors and wanted to see if it lived up to the hype, if it was “worth it.”

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KCSourceLink: 4 Keys from a Successful Entrepreneur

Startups often fail after the owners figure out that no one wants to buy their products or services. Diana Kander’s book, All In Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line, discusses four keys you can implement to start and grow your business.

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Loudoun SourceLink: Save Money on Taxes; Avoid Scams

Two key things small business owners can do by December 31 that can reduce the amount of taxes you'll owe next spring.

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