Best Practices

Grow North MN: Connecting Minnesota food entrepreneurs to grow a thriving ecosystem

Grow North: Connecting Minnesota Food Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Meet Grow North, SourceLink’s newest affiliate partner in our entrepreneurial network. Because Grow North is part of the SourceLink network, they are able to leverage our consulting and tools so they can focus on growing the food and agriculture community of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Trump and Entrepreneurship

White House Releases FY2018 Budget Proposal - What It Means for Economic Development

Jeff Finkle of International Economic Development Council outlines proposed budget cuts and their impact on entrepreneurial communities.

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Best practices for attending and speaking at entrepreneur and economic development Conferences

Maximizing Connections at Entrepreneur and Economic Development Conferences

Entrepreneur and economic development conferences are a great way to network with the best and learn while focusing on sustaining and supporting entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Entrepreneurship Starts Local

Yes to Steve Case: Entrepreneurial Development Has to Start Locally

"Some of the most consequential programs and legislation to spur entrepreneurship — and the jobs that come with it — continue to happen at a more local level.” - Steve Case

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SourceLink: Increasing Social Reach on an Economic Developer’s Budget ​

Increasing Social Reach on an Economic Developer’s Budget ​

What does the future of social media hold and how can you make it work for your organization on a lean budget? Here are four best practices for making social media trends work on an #econdev budget with limited time and money.

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Building a Connected Entrepreneurial Network through Resource Partner Meetings

Building an Entrepreneurial Network with Partner Meetings [with Slide Share]

Learn how KCSourceLink's Jenny Miller builds community by bringing resource organizations together.

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Empowering Entrepreneurial Communities

3 Ways to Empower Your Entrepreneurial Community

Grow and fuel your entrepreneurial community into a thriving hive of igniters and supporters by empowering their ability to connect, collaborate and build on a solid entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Year of Entrepreneurship Conferences

A Year of Entrepreneurship: Calendar of Events to Celebrate Entrepreneurs and Economic Development

Here's a short-ish list of events, campaigns and conferences around entrepreneurship and economic development.

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Year of Entrepreneurship

Year in Review: Growing Entrepreneurship in 2016

The SourceLink family had a great year in entrepreneurship with write-a-thon's, launches, connections and celebrations—all to help build entrepreneurial communities.

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Trump and Entrepreneurship

Round Up: The Trump Administration and What It Means for Small Business

The Electoral College has met and confirmed that Donald Trump will be our next president. What effect could a Trump Administration have on entrepreneurship?

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Take the Entrepreneurial Community Survey

Tell Us How You Build an Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

SourceLink is working on a book about building entrepreneurial infrastructure in communities, and we’d love your input.

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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Round Up: What Is an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem?

A round up around articles about what an entrepreneurship ecosystem is and the first steps to buidling one. Spoilers: understand your community and what it needs.

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The Problem with Milken Institute SSTI Benchmark

Beyond Incubators: Benchmarking Innovation & Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Why incubators can't be our sole critierion when it comes to benchmarking innovation.

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The Multicultural Business Coalition of Kansas City celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with KCSourceLink.

An Inspired Takeover of Global Entrepreneurship Week

From Twitter contests to summits and even grand openings, our affiliates ruled Global Entrepreneurship Week all across the nation.

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How to Connect to Main Street Businesses with a Shop Local Campaign

How to Connect to Main Street Businesses with a Shop Local Campaign

Leverage the holiday shopping season to your entrepreneurial ecosystem's advantage and host a Shop Local campaign for your Main Street entrepreneurs. Here are four ways your economic organization can do to support local business.

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