Best Practices

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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IASourceLink: Is Setting Up Your Retirement Still on Your 'to do' List?

Starting up a new business has a lot of 'to do's'. Some are immediate, others have no set deadlines. When it comes to setting up a retirement plan, leaving it on your 'to do' list may impact when you will be able to retire and with how much. In this blog series, we will be reviewing three retirement plans every entrepreneur should know.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Multitasking is a Relic

Multitasking is a relic of the 20th Century. As late as 2001, The New York Times was touting multitasking as the next big thing. The working theory: By doing many things at once, people could be more productive.

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SourceLink Tulsa: The Big Deal About Word of Mouth

Word of mouth can be a pretty powerful way of getting your business out there. Here are some important outlines and steps to help get your business into the Word of Mouth game.

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ARKSourceLink: How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The Kauffman Foundation has released their newest addition to the popular “Sketchbook” web video series. The video titled “Wizard of Fundz” features Slava Rubin, founder and chief executive of the popular crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. In the video Mr. Rubin discusses how to make a crowdfunding campaign successful plus tips for making a great campaign video.

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SoMNSourceLink: What if Your Product is YOU?

See what works when launching a start-up where you’re selling your knowledge and skills as a consultant.

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MetroNOLA SourceLink: Prepare for Starting You Own Business By Doing These 9 Things

Nine great steps to complete while you prep to start your small business.

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KCSourceLink: Lessons from the Entrepreneurial Edge

Jeff Shackelford, executive director of Digital Sandbox KC, shares his insights from raising more than $500M in equity capital and his lessons from the entrepreneurial edge.

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NetWork Kansas: Russian Community Leaders Explore Entrepreneurship in Kansas

Steve Radley. Five key points for entrepreneur-focused economic development that work anywhere - from Kansas to Russia.

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AKSourceLink: Resources to Get Ready for Tax Time

It is that time of year. The time when thoughts turn to...taxes. There are many great sources of information available online. The IRS, SBA and SCORE all have great websites full of useful information.

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IASourceLink: Small Businesses Target of Online Scam

A new scam entitled 'Counterfeit check scam' is an online overseas ploy to swindle innocent Americans out of money, specifically targeting small businesses and entrepreneurs. Read on to learn more on how to protect your business from this threat.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Silent but Deadly Business Pit Falls

Avoid these four common, but often unnoticed, challenges that can derail your company's success.

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