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.
Here's a look back at 2017 and what our network has accomplished as we’ve helped communities across the nation (50+!) grow better and stronger entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Entrepreneurship allows a community hit by a natural disaster to come together and creatively solve problems in economic recovery.
Leverage the holiday shopping season to your entrepreneurial ecosystem's advantage and host a Shop Local campaign for your Microenterprises and makers.
While Puerto Rico is recovering from Hurricane María, entrepreneurs play a vital role in restoring the local economy by selling and exporting goods and services in Colmena66's Shop+HirePR campaign.
Funding opportunity alerts for a Veteran Business Outreach Center and the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award. Get your applications in today.
Save the date for the second convening of entrepreneurship-led economic developers: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit will be held April 25-26, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.
A huge round of applause to our affiliate partners NetWork Kansas for providing 50,000 referrals to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the state of Kansas. That's 50,000 times NetWork Kansas connected someone to the resources, funding and training they need to start and grow their business.
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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
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Find foundational research, studies and toolkits to help you build the case for entrepreneurship in your community.
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