How do you go about asking and finding sources of funding for your community? Entrepreneurial communities have trouble finding capital to build the infrastructure they need to support and grow their entrepreneurs and business owners. Here's how to get it done.
Here are six insights on how to win federal grants to fund your economic development projects (or your entrepreneurial ecosystem).
We know that entrepreneurs play a crucial role in a community's economic vitality. Now we know quantifiably the impact of startups on a local economy.
By working together, communities can grow their own entrepreneurial infrastructure with these four steps.
Libraries are the not-so-quiet champions of entrepreneurship, essential entrepreneur ecosystem builders, crucial for every community in their mission to support their entrepreneurs.
What's the difference between an accelerator and incubator? We break down the differences in entrepreneurship centers and look at the best practices of how communities are helping entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship is not a buzzword. It is an economic development strategy. How is your community supporting your local entrepreneurs?
We asked a few ecosystem builders we met at the Kauffman Foundation's ESHIP Summit to share their takeaways on entrepreneurial ecosystem building.
"Without growth, this is no real entrepreneurship," says Dan Isenberg—and that's why you need a plan to both create startups and grow them.
Entrepreneurship is not easy—and building a sustainable infrastructure for entrepreneurs requires deep knowledge, experience, funding and champions. Here's how communities can put entrepreneurship first.
IASourceLink connects people to people to help advance and accelerate Iowa entrepreneurship. But it didn't happen overnight. Read how IASourceLink united their entrepreneurial community into a vibrant ecosystem.
The story of connecting entrepreneurs to the right resources at the right time at KCSourceLink is 15 years in the making—and they're just getting started.
Creating inclusivity and breaking down the barriers to entrepreneurship in urban and rural communities is part of a long-term economic development strategy. Here's how to support your entrepreneurs and make sure your community is a better place to live and grow.
How do we make sure that all of our business owners and entrepreneurs are included in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? We have a few ideas.
See how the largest focus group in entrepreneurship-led economic development plans on growing entrepreneurial communities across the nation. Here are the takeaways and insights from the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit.
The entrepreneur in all of us – How COVID revealed gaps and opportunities in the entrepreneurial landscape
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SourceLink + The IEDC: New Certification Program Uniting Economic Developers and Entrepreneurs
SourceLink + National League of Cities – Impacting Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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