Best Practices

SourceLink Tulsa: Don’t go it alone… 3 Reasons to Make your Network a Priority

In this blog post from SourceLink Tulsa we learn the importance of a strong network between Entrepreneurs and Resource Partners in three different ways.

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SoMNSourceLink: Succession Planning: One of the Toughest Issues Facing a Small Business Owner

Plenty of small business owners find themselves asking what they should do with their business once it's off the ground? Should they sell it and retire? or should they keep it and pass it on to their family? Inside the steps to passing it on are outlined.

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KCSourceLink: Happy Customer Service Week!

Customer Service Week is a good excuse to think about how your brand reflects your company and speaks to your customers.

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Network Kansas: How Small are Small Businesses?

Anne Dewvall gives us various terms, definitions, and outlines on what qualifies as a small business.

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SourceLink Dallas: Utilizing Technology In a Non-Tech Small Business

How can a non-tech oriented small business utilize technology?

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IASourceLink: Support Your Fellow Owner!

Rob Williams discusses the importance of a tight knitted small business community and how working together will ultimately benefit them

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Social Media Club of KC: Advice from an Expert

So you’re thinking about how your business can best use social media? What social networks should you use? Or maybe you just jump in and see what happens? Before you immerse yourself in the world of all things social, why not take a quick beat and take the advice of an expert?

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Don’t Make These Social Media Mistakes

Social media can be a powerful toolbox to grow your business. When used improperly, however, social media can drain your business of valuable resources (time and money).

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AKSourceLink: Develop Your Mantra, Not Your Mission

Can you articulate your company’s mission statement on cue? Would you be able to pick out your company mission statement from a list of several mission statements? If I had to guess, I would bet probably not. So why do companies still place so much emphasis on mission statements? Read on to discover why entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki’s believes company focus should be shifted off of a mission statement and onto a mantra.

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Arkansas SourceLink: Resource for Finding Tech Reporter Contact Info

Would you like to find press coverage for your business but having a hard time? Aaron Harris from ARKSourceLink has a few ways to help get you started.

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KCSourceLink: Know Your Credit

Managing your credit score can make a significant difference in your "bankability."

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NetWork Kansas: Women Empowered by Entrepreneurship - Interview with Wendy Veach

While there is a wealth of educational information for business startups and traditional businesses, rural business owners, like many less traditional business owners have long been neglected. A Kansas university pioneered an innovative program targeted at rural business owners and one of the voices leading that charge is Wendy Veatch, director of outreach programming for the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University. As a woman and entrepreneurship expert, Veatch has seen first hand how entrepreneurship can empower marginalized populations, from rural residents to minorities to women.

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SoMNSourceLink: MOOC’s Provide Free Learning Opportunities

Learn about college-level courses now available for anyone to enroll in, free, online.

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IASourceLink: Back to School...for Business Owners

With many returning to school this week, we thought small business owners and entrepreneurs might get a learning itch too!

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SourceLink Dallas: Financial Statements, Not Just for Wall Street

How financial statements can benefit your small business.

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