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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Knowledge for 2021

As you prepare your plans for supporting entrepreneurs this coming year, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to add some of these great reads to your 2021 reading list.

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Beyond Resource Directories: What it Takes to Build a Flourishing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

When it comes to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, a collaborative and supportive network is worth more than a listing of organizations in a directory – a lot more.

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Show Me the Money: How to Fund Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building Initiatives

SourceLink insights on how to fund inclusive entrepreneurial support networks and entrepreneurship ecosystem building projects. Webinar was held 11/18/20 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Four Tips for Recovering from Disaster with Resiliency

SourceLink affiliates share lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic that service providers can use to help communities bounce back after disaster strikes.

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Who Makes Up an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Defining the Role of Ecosystem Player.

Breaking down who the stakeholders are in a community's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Which Private Foundations Are Funding Entrepreneurship?

A growing trend in entrepreneur ecosystem development has been an increase in the number of foundations that not only recognize the vital role entrepreneurs play in building communities, but that are also willing to fund entrepreneur ecosystem development.

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What Is an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Really?

Breaking down the emerging term, what it is and who it comprises.

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Cities Should Think Creatively about Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building

How do other cities build entrepreneurship? Alejandro Manzanares of the National League of Cities (NLC) shares insights from cities in its third cohort on establishing entrepreneurial seed funds, building innovative workforces and ecosystem mapping.

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Foundations: A Growing Source of Entrepreneurship Funding

Dozens of private foundations are allocating dollars to programs and entrepreneur support organizations. Are you creating relationships with them?

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How to Support the Supporters

Entrepreneurial service providers are on the front lines every day working to help their small business clients survive—and sometimes without the tools they need to cope with the emotional strain.

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COVID-19 Funding Relief and Financial Tools for Small Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small Main Street businesses especially hard. Mindful that small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, numerous government agencies, philanthropies and private companies have set up relief funds to provide these small businesses with grants and low-interest loans.

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6 Tips for Holding a Successful Virtual Meeting (or Conference)

In the Age of the Coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for your network to stay connected.

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Key Tools for Working (and Building Community) Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Check out how these technologies can help keep your team together to serve the entrepreneurs in your ecosystem.

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