Best Practices

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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When Best Practices Aren't Good Enough

Replicating the outcomes of others rarely works.

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AKSourceLink Hosts Summer Webinar Series for RuralEntrepreneurs

Here's how our affiliate in Alaska, AKSourceLink, reached out to RuralEntrepreneurs over the summer.

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U.S.SourceLink: Best Practices from the Network

Read how two of our affiliates are shaping and celebrating entrepreneurship in their communities.

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MOSourceLink: IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Scam Calls

The IRS has issued some additional instructions to protect yourself from telephone scams.

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SoMNSourceLink: Entrepreneurs, Women and Tech: The New Frontier?

Women purchase, and make purchasing decisions, for more than 50% of technology in the marketplace. What are strategies for entrepreneurs to capture these buyers’ attention in the tech space?

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ARKSourceLink: Social Entrepreneurship's Impact on Education Abroad

One area that social entrepreneurs and activists are undertaking is international education inequality. Learn how one group utilizes technology to provide low cost, high-quality teacher training programs in areas with few resources.

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NetWork Kansas: Home-Based Businesses Beware

Facebook, Craigslist, and other online haunts have become marketplaces, not just for legitimate businesses, but for people hawking homemade scarves, orders of cupcakes, or cleaning services. Although cottage industries have existed for years, business owners still have to pay taxes and register their businesses.

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Loudoun SourceLink: 5 Reasons to Own a Franchise

Franchises have a higher success rate than businesses started from scratch. Here’s why.

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AKSourceLink: What if Businesses Were Stewards of Community Values and Sustainability All Over the World?

A co-op is a user-owned and democratically controlled business that distributes profits and benefits among its members in the basis of use. Co-ops exist in almost every country in the world and in every economic sector, always following this definition and guided by a set of principles established by the International Cooperative Alliance, one of the largest non-profits in the planet with branches in 94 countries.

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U.S.SourceLink: How Can the Legal Profession Keep Up with Entrepreneurs?

That’s the question that faces lawyers and entrepreneurs as technology evolves and the economy becomes more entrepreneurial. And that’s the question that the Innovation Practice Institute (IPI) was created to answer.

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