Best Practices

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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How to Connect with Newsletters - Economic Developers

How Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Connect with Newsletters

Learn what your entrepreneurs need, create a content strategy and build an email list. Dig into these tips to increase your entrepreneurial network’s value and visibility.

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Survey: R&D for your entrepreneurial community

R&D for Your Entrepreneurial Community

We asked SourceLink communities what challenges they face when building entrepreneurial ecosystems. Here's what they said.

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Entrepreneurship and U.S. Policy

Roundup: Entrepreneurship and the American Dream

How do we build a strong entrepreneurial infrastructure that is both sustainable and provides for new jobs and economic growth? Here's a roundup of articles to bring insight into entrepreneurship and U.S. policy.

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Colmena66: Resources for Puerto Rican Entrepreneurs

Colmena66 Connects Entrepreneurs with Resources

Join us as we welcome Puerto Rico's Colmena66 to the SourceLink family.

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How to activate your entrepreneurial ecosystem

What Makes Entrepreneurship Grow?

Using specific metrics measuring entrepreneurial activity tells economic developers and entrepreneur service organizations if their entrepreneurial ecosystem is ready to grow and how to activate the community.

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From Passion to Entrepreneurial Connections

Does Your Entrepreneurial Community Have “Connective Tissue”?

Entrepreneurs thrive in connected communities. But what does that mean?

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