Best Practices

SourceLink: How to Grow a Vibrant Community of Entrepreneurs in Rural America

Round Up: How to Grow a Vibrant Community of Entrepreneurs in Rural America

What is being done to help rural economies leverage entrepreneurship as an economic development and community growth strategy? Here's your roundup of articles on growing rural entrepreneurship curated just for you.

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Why would Kansas City want to build the next Silicon Valley?

Why would Kansas City want to build the next Silicon Valley?

After a Bloomberg Technology article called Kansas City out for not being "the Next Silicon Valley," Jeff Shackelford of Digital Sandbox KC, a KCSourceLink Resource Partner, took to the web to explain why that's not really all that great of a goal for Kansas City's entrepreneurial ecosystem anyway.

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NetWork Kansas: Culture of Entrepreneurship

NetWork Kansas Uses Its Resource Network to Take on Bigger, Bolder Goals for Entrepreneurs across Kansas

NetWork Kansas is building a culture of entrepreneurship in the state of Kansas—and right in the middle of America.

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Making an Entrepreneurial City

The Making of America’s Most Entrepreneurial City

In 2011, Kansas City set an audacious goal: to become America’s most entrepreneurial city. The community set a path to build entrepreneurship, measure it and tell that story to the world.

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Colorado Springs is connecting entrepreneurs with the Resource Navigator® powered by SourceLink

Connecting Small Business to the Right Resources in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC launches the Resource Navigator® database for entrepreneurs to get connected to local resources that offer services they need to start and grow their businesses.

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The Case for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Making the Case (and Connections) for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship happens everywhere—not just on the coasts. It happens in urban centers and rural communities, among tech innovators and in shops on Main Street. And here's how we can invite more people to the table.

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Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Competition applications open May 1, 2017

Applications open May 1 for Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is a national competition focused on entrepreneurs with food and agriculture business. Businesses across agriculture are eligible to compete for $145,000 in startup funds and more.

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The SourceLink network is celebrating National Small Business Week 2017 throughout the country

National Small Business Week 2017

Here's how the SourceLink network is celebrating National Small Business Week 2017 all across the country.

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Rob Williams, director of SourceLink

Round Up: Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley

There's only one Silicon Valley and yet, there are thousands of thriving entrepreneurially supportive communities across this nation of opportunity.

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Grant Opportunity for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Request for Proposals for Inclusion Open Grant Program

As part of its #ZeroBarriers campaign, the Kauffman Foundation is offering a grant opportunity to help level the playing field for women and minority entrepreneurs.

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Growing Rural Entrepreneurship through Youth Entrepreneurship

How Do You Attract Entrepreneurs to a Small Town?

Cultivating entrepreneurship is one thing, but what if your community "doesn't have" any entrepreneurs? Erik Pedersen of NetWork Kansas shares how to attract entrepreneurs (and the jobs they create) to a small town.

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Indy Chamber Launches the new Indy Resource Navigator in Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Connects Entrepreneurs, Online and In Person

Indy Chamber launches the new Indy Resource Navigator, a dynamic and interactive web directory that organizes Indy’s growing ecosystem of free or low-cost business resources in Indianapolis, IN.

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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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