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Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities

Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Communities

How do we make sure that all of our business owners and entrepreneurs are included in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? We have a few ideas.

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Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Across America

Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Across America

See how the largest focus group in entrepreneurship-led economic development plans on growing entrepreneurial communities across the nation. Here are the takeaways and insights from the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit.

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Celebrating Entrepreneurs with National Small Business Week

How to Celebrate Entrepreneurs with National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is the perfect time to connect with your community's small business owners and startups and shine a light on the resources available to start and grow a business.

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Attendees at Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Highlights from #GrowingESHIP: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Here are just a few takeaways that may surprise you.

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Must Read Blogs on Spurring Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

Must Read Blogs on Spurring Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

Here's your quick reads blog list on entrepreneurship-led economic development written by ecosystem builders and economic developers just in time for the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit. Enjoy!

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Ecosystem Builders Bridging the Gap for Urban and Rural Communities | SourceLink

Ecosystem Builders Bridging the Gap for Urban and Rural Communities

Now, more than ever, geography does not determine the success of a business. These wicked-talented ecosystem builders are bridging the gaps in distressed communities and speaking at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit April 25-26, 2018.

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The Basics of Building Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure | SourceLink

The Basics of Building Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Communities don't need giant universities, incubators and venture capital to have a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. But they do need these ecosystem building basics.

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Best practices for attending and speaking at entrepreneur and economic development Conferences

8 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Provoke your thinking and get down to business at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit: a conference for economic developers and supporters of entrepreneurship.

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Economic Development after Amazon’s HQ2

RoundUp: Economic Development after Amazon’s HQ2

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are more important to economies than Amazon's HQ2. Here's why.

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A Practitioner’s Approach to Entrepreneurship

We published the field guide on building and supporting entrepreneurship called Beyond Collisions: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure. Discover how to empower and retain entrepreneurs in your community.

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SourceLink's Top Blog Posts about Growing Entrepreneurship in 2017

Our Top Blogs on Growing Entrepreneurial Communities

What trends in entrepreneurship and economic development are we going to see in 2018? Before we look ahead, it's important to reflect on what we learned the previous year. Here’s what our readers wanted to know about growing entrepreneurial communities in 2017.

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SourceLink's Year in Review - Growing Entrepreneurship in 2017

Year in Review: Growing Entrepreneurship in 2017

Here's a look back at 2017 and what our network has accomplished as we’ve helped communities across the nation (50+!) grow better and stronger entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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The Role of Entrepreneurs in Economic Disaster Recovery

Round Up: The Role of Entrepreneurs in Economic Disaster Recovery

Entrepreneurship allows a community hit by a natural disaster to come together and creatively solve problems in economic recovery.

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Empowering Local Economies through the Shop Local Movement

Empower Local Economies through the Shop Local Movement

Leverage the holiday shopping season to your entrepreneurial ecosystem's advantage and host a Shop Local campaign for your Microenterprises and makers.

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Restoring Puerto Rico through Entrepreneurship

Restoring Puerto Rico through Entrepreneurship

While Puerto Rico is recovering from Hurricane María, entrepreneurs play a vital role in restoring the local economy by selling and exporting goods and services in Colmena66's Shop+HirePR campaign.

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