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.
By building an underlying infrastructure for entrepreneurs through Resource Partner meetings and a smart database, the Commons on Champa is supporting entrepreneurs to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.
KCSourceLink is celebrating 10 years of Global Entrepreneurship in a big way hosting 150+ community-organized events covering everything from food and youth entrepreneurship to business funding and marketing.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is November 13–17 uniting millions of innovators, entrepreneurs, job creators, business owners and world leaders together to celebrate entrepreneurship.
How do you bring your whole community together to celebrate entrepreneurs? Loudoun County, Virginia shares strategies for engaging with local entrepreneurs and resource providers for kicking off a week-long celebration.
How can we build American jobs when entrepreneurship is in decline? Here's a collection of articles on rallying entrepreneurship in your community.
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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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