Best Practices

Metro NOLA Sourcelink: Raising Prices Without Hurting Sales

A new pricing study of the Chicago ice cream market shows that consumers are four times as sensitive to price increases than they are to package downsizing (charging the same for a smaller volume).

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From creator to leader: The second stage entrepreneur

Second stage companies face specific pressure, and the Edward Lowe Foundation knows how to help.

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NetWork Kansas: Cultivating Entrepreneurial Culture-Real Life Examples

Steve Radley highlighting real-life examples of steps communities are taking to increase connectivity to the 3 Es: education, expertise, and economic resources and how those steps can benefit a metropolitan community.

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Tell Your Story of Entrepreneurial Success

Paul Wenske, senior community affairs advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, talked about telling your community story at the recent U.S.SourceLink conference.

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MOSourceLink: Ten Proven Tips to Score International Sales

10 tips to help you with exporting, courtesy of International Business News.

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MOSourceLink: How to Prioritize Your Entrepreneurial Ideas

Anyone can come up with ideas. Only the organized can execute them. Here's how to set priorities for your startup or business.

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SoMNSourceLink: The Story of an Entrepreneur

Edward T. Lowe started a foundation whose mission it is to serve entrepreneurs. But how did Ed get his start? This is a story to inspire the entrepreneur in you!

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IASourceLink: Top 5 Ways To Be More Efficient As An Entrepreneur

Let's take a few moments and review five techniques which could elevate your overall productivity. Not that these five tips are revolutionary or innovative, but rather solid truths in boosting small business efficiency.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Is Your Business Lean?

Many business owners claim to have a lean business without fully understanding the concept. Do you know what it takes to be a “lean” business?

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ARKSourceLink: Tips for Making Excel Graphs

Microsoft Excel is something most every business person and/or entrepreneur will use at some point during their business career. Excel graphs can help visualize data to more effectively get points across. Here are some tips to help make Excel graphs easy to read and understand.

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SoMNSourceLink: Take Care of Your Business by Taking Care of Your Health

Staying healthy is no easy task, but of key importance for the small business owner. Find out a realistic approach here.

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Network Kansas: Cultivating Entrepreneurial Culture

What does an entrepreneurial community look like? What is the makeup of entrepreneurial culture? The answer to these questions provides the framework for an entrepreneur-focused economic development strategy and a more entrepreneurial community

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MetroNOLA SourceLink: Eight Reasons Why Mardi Gras Die-Hards Make Excellent Entrepreneurs

Kristine Dickson gives you 8 great reasons as to why Mardi Gras diehards would make the best future business owners.

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KCSourceLink: Youth Entrepreneurs Alumna Zips Up Success on ABC's Shark Tank

In 2003, as a Topeka High School student, Betsy (Wanless) Johnson took theYouth Entrepreneurs yearlong class as an elective just like nearly 12,000 other students have.

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MOSourceLink: How to Write a Business Plan

A plan in your head is good. A plan on paper is even better. Writing a business plan doesn't have to be intimidating or complicated.

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