How do we make sure that all of our business owners and entrepreneurs are included in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? We have a few ideas.
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.
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.
The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Here are just a few takeaways that may surprise you.
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!
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.
Communities don't need giant universities, incubators and venture capital to have a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. But they do need these ecosystem building basics.
Provoke your thinking and get down to business at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit: a conference for economic developers and supporters of entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners are more important to economies than Amazon's HQ2. Here's why.
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.
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.
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.
Entrepreneurship allows a community hit by a natural disaster to come together and creatively solve problems in economic recovery.
Leverage the holiday shopping season to your entrepreneurial ecosystem's advantage and host a Shop Local campaign for your Microenterprises and makers.
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.
Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Ecosystem + Infrastructure
How to Find Funding For Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure
Funding Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: 6 Tips on Applying for Grants
Measuring Entrepreneurship: SourceLink Research Wins Recognition from International Economic Development Council
Practical Steps to Grow Your Entrepreneurial Community
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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