Best Practices

Entrepreneurs: Don't Attempt This DIY

Unless you are a graphic designer by trade, you should think twice before putting the look of your business in your own hands. You may have fantastic taste or a fervor for Photoshop, but your business is too important to DIY graphic design.

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KCSourcelink: Steps to Launch - 4 Legal Tasks Every Startup Should Tackle

Kristin Kenny of Polsinelli shares four legal tips every startup should take early in their lifecycle.

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ARKSourceLink: Getting Started Exporting

Summary: With the emergence of e-commerce, businesses can now sell and ship their products around the world much easier than in the past. Many small businesses don’t think they have the ability to export their products. There are quite a few resources out there that can help jump start exporting for your business.

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Spinning plates

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, support organization leaders, we have something in common: We are all plate spinners.

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Loudoun SourceLink: How to Get Clients to Pay

If you don’t have effective strategies in place to make sure your clients pay you on time, you could be setting yourself up for a cash flow problem. To free up your time so you can focus on growing your business instead of on delinquent customers, use these nine tried-and-true strategies offered by business experts and successful entrepreneurs.

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NetWork Kansas: 5 Reasons You Should Care About Youth Entrepreneurship

There has never been a time in history where there were more demands for young peoples’ time: social media use topping 17 or 18 hours a day is just the beginning of the train of distractions that vies for students’ attention. These five reasons will convince you that you should care about youth entrepreneurship. Are you thinking lemonade stand? Stop.

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KCSourceLink: 10 Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Tips to help your nonprofit pull together a ready, willing and diverse board of directors to guide your nonprofit organization.

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MOSourceLink: A Look at SBA by the Numbers

The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy recently released a new Frequently Asked Questions.

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U.S.SourceLink: Adding Babson to the Fall Conference Schedule

The program provides a broad perspective on various aspects of entrepreneurship ecosystems, including issues many communities struggle with

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ARKSourceLink: Upcoming Business/Entrepreneurship MOOC Courses

Summary: Massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) are a great way for entrepreneurs and small business owners to continue their education or learn about something new. Here is a list of upcoming courses being offered by the leading MOOC providers from around the web.

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SoMNSourceLink: Get Some Gusts

Taking your business to the next level and seeking angel investors? Find your match using Gust!

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KCSourceLink: SBA Offers Broad Range of Support

The SBA works toward three strategic goals in its programming.

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The Secret to Getting Grants: Partnerships

Partners and relationships are the key to getting funding to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial support organizations.

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NetWork Kansas: Three Traits of Great Companies

Key take-aways from the book, "Great by Choice" by Jim Collins and Morten H. Hansen. The book focuses on the differences between what the authors refer to as "10X" organizations (those that consistently outperform their market over a long period of time) and competitors in their industry.

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