Best Practices

MOSourceLink: Studying the Tech Scene in Seattle

USSourceLink's own Jeremy Hegle went on a trip to Seattle where he got a glimpse at coming Microsoft products as well as Seattle's always growing tech scene.

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ARKSourceLink: Getting the Word Out About Your Small Business

Get the word out about your small business by using impactful connections and community engagement. Examples are provided by Arkansas’s Battle of the Brands winner Cyndi Minister, owner of The Twisted Purl.

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SoMNSourceLink: Building a Pitch for Your Idea

How does the entrepreneur learn the essentials for composing and delivering their story? Uncover more here!

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NetWork Kansas: Supporting Entrepreneurs in Your Backyard

Does economic gardening have the potential to grow a bumper crop of entrepreneurs? One state's experiment in economic development.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: How Might the MarketplaceFairness Act of 2013 Impact Your Business?

As the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 moves through the legislature, it is important for business owners conducting online sales to closely monitor—and prepare for—the potential implications on their businesses.

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Battle of the Brands Throws Down in Dallas, Kansas City and Arkansas

Three affiliates—Arkansas SourceLink, KCSourceLink and SourceLink Dallas—joined together this March and April to wage the Battle of the Brands, a friendly bracket-style competition between their region’s iconic brands, beloved small businesses and feisty upstarts.

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IASourceLink: Want free publicity for your business? Help a Reporter Out!

Rob Williams from IASourceLink tells us how HARO can help get you or your business spotlighted by reporters around the country.

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AKSourceLink: Tips For Choosing Your Management Team

Leigh Cameron of AKSourceLink touches on the importance of a solid management team.

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MOSourceLink: SizeUp Widget Offers Insights for Your Business

Wondering how you stack up against the competition? Kate Hodel of MOSourceLink shows us how to use the SBA’s SizeUp widget to benchmark your business.

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SoMNSourceLink: Where Can I Get Ideas on a Business I Can Start?

Inspiration is an important part in forming a business. Here are some great ideas and strategies to get your business from idea to a reality.

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NetWork Kansas: Seven Traits of Entrepreneurial Communities

Cities love to claim that they are the "most entrepreneurial" but do they really have what it takes to foster and grow new businesses? Here are some important traits that an entrepreneurial community should have.

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Grants for Faculty and Student Entrepreneurs through NCIIA

Grants for faculty and student entrepreneurs through NCIIA aim to help strengthen entrepreneurial programs and help student-led technology innovations make their way to the market.

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U.S.SourceLink Sketchbook Video Released

We're so excited about the new U.S.SourceLink Sketchbook. About 120 folks viewed it in its first two days of release.

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Biz-Trakker Helps the National Urban League Track Its Impact

The National Urban League tracks its impact with Biz-Trakker, U.S.SourceLink's client management relationship tool.

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4 Steps to Social Listening for Business

Eric Melin of Spiral 16 shares how businesses can grow bigger ears across their social media networks.

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