Best Practices

MOSourceLink: Establish Your Brand Positioning: The Earlier the Better

A business plan. A marketing plan. A financial plan. All kinds of planning goes into starting a small business and here's one more to add — planning your brand positioning. An entrepreneur's plate is already full with the logistics of starting a business, establishing a “brand” seems like putting the cart before the horse. But it’s not…your brand should be positioned alongside your business concept, and perhaps it could even help inspire your other business planning.

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KCSourceLink: Global Entrepreneurship Week: What It Is and Why You Should Care

Sarah Mote gives us the details on Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW)

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Arkansas SourceLink: Enhancing Business Success Through Public Service, How Ben & Jerry's Became So Good

If you believe that failure gets you nowhere and that businesses can’t promote the common good for all, then you should talk to Ben Cohen, cofounder of Ben and Jerry’s. Cohen recently spoke to a packed house at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service about starting Ben and Jerry's with very few assets, no business skills and how they turned it into the successful business it is today.

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SourceLink Tulsa: 3 Reasons to Consider a Productivity Technique

Having trouble with your productivity? Well come inside for 3 ways to help your improve it and more!

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SoMNSourceLink: Building your network: Like a Coral Reef?

Picking the right community is very important to helping your business grow. Find out in the Blog post.

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NetWork Kansas: Why vs. What in Entrepreneurship

How to motivate and inspire an audience of entrepreneurs.

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IASourceLink: Universities Role in Economic Development Efforts

The University Economic Development Association recently announced its 2013 Awards of Excellence winners during its Annual Summit held in Pittsburgh. The Awards of Excellence Program recognizes UEDA members who are transforming their campuses into engines of economic prosperity through leading edge initiatives.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: How does your business 'sizeup?' Can you afford the co$t of not knowing?

The Small Business Administration offers a free market research tool for small businesses and entrepreneurs. SizeUp empowers small businesses to make smarter choices by providing many of the same types of business data and analysis used by much larger companies.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Leading Your Business

Leadership is a critical attribute of successful business owners and entrepreneurs. How effective are your leadership skills and strategies?

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Loudoun SourceLink: 7 Mistakes Startup Bloggers Make

How to create a blog for your business that strengthens your reputation, drives readers to your website and helps sell your product or service.

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Alaska Center for Economic Development (AKSourceLink) Wins Two Grants

The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development (UA CED) was awarded a Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) and additional funding through a Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG).

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AKSourceLink: Seven Business Problems

There are many difficulties associated with running a business. It can be difficult to tell what is a problem and what might just be a bump in road. Here are seven red flags that you can remedy and strengthen your business.

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MOSourceLink: Meet the Second Stage Company and What They Need

We run your though the various definitions and outlines of a second stage business.

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U.S.SourceLink Affiliate and Resource Partners Took Home 10 IEDC Awards

Congratulations to all our affiliates and their resource partners that won awards at the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference this past October.

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ArkSourceLink: Small Business and Big Data

2.5 Quintillion bytes of data are generated daily around the world. How can your small business take advantage of that? Read on to find out.

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