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.
National Small Business Week is the perfect time to connect with your community's small business owners and startups and shine a light on the resources available to start and grow a business.
The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit was packed with smart people and smart ideas. Here are just a few takeaways that may surprise you.
Here's your quick reads blog list on entrepreneurship-led economic development written by ecosystem builders and economic developers just in time for the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit. Enjoy!
Now, more than ever, geography does not determine the success of a business. These wicked-talented ecosystem builders are bridging the gaps in distressed communities and speaking at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit April 25-26, 2018.
Communities don't need giant universities, incubators and venture capital to have a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. But they do need these ecosystem building basics.
Provoke your thinking and get down to business at the Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit: a conference for economic developers and supporters of entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners are more important to economies than Amazon's HQ2. Here's why.
We published the field guide on building and supporting entrepreneurship called Beyond Collisions: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure. Discover how to empower and retain entrepreneurs in your community.
What trends in entrepreneurship and economic development are we going to see in 2018? Before we look ahead, it's important to reflect on what we learned the previous year. Here’s what our readers wanted to know about growing entrepreneurial communities in 2017.
Celebrating Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development this Economic Development Week
How to engage resource partners: continuing the conversation
Women entrepreneurs find success despite lack of access to investment capital
Goals in Action: A Look Inside March’s Quarterly Conversation
SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity
Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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