Understanding Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Measurement Part 3: How to Measure

This four-part series addresses why tracking and measuring the activity of your entrepreneurial ecosystem is crucial to its long-term sustainability and the economic success of your community. Part 1 of this series covers why measurement is important, Part 2 discusses what to measure, Part 3 provides insights into how to...

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Impact Storytelling for Effective Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

A lot is changing in the world of entrepreneurship-led economic development; from utilizing AI to increase capacity to a multitude of professional development opportunities. However, one topic kept resurfacing as we connected with affiliates and partners over the year: what’s the best way to measure the impact of our work?...

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SourceLink Affiliate Quarterly Conversation – December 2023

It’s a wrap, 2023!  2023 proved to be a productive year with an impressive list of accomplishments. SourceLink affiliated websites reached a major milestone with over 1 million pageviews across all business support platforms! Everyone contributed to this significant accomplishment and it is an incredible testament to everyone’s hard work!   Congratulations to...

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Understanding Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Measurement Part 2: What to Measure

This four-part series addresses why tracking and measuring the activity of your entrepreneurial ecosystem is crucial to its long-term sustainability and the economic success of your community. Part 1 of this series covers why measurement is important, Part 2 discusses what to measure, Part 3 provides insights into how to...

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Hands, Head, and Heart: Professional Development Opportunities for those in Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development and Ecosystem Building

When I started this work almost 20 years ago, very few entrepreneurship-led economic development, much less ecosystem building, resources or institutions existed for early practitioners to be able to tap into. Today, the environment is so much more robust, and frankly, exciting! From international associations picking up the mantle of...

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Rob Williams and Mark Burdette earn the International Economic Development Council Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) Credential

Kansas City, MO – November 6, 2023 – SourceLink℠ is pleased to offer congratulations to all the International Development Council’s (IEDC) 2023 Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) credential recipients, including SourceLink’s director and IEDC Board Member, Rob Williams, EDP, and SourceLink affiliate program coordinator for West Virginia BusinessLink, Mark Burdette, EDP.  Mark...

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SourceLink Affiliate Quarterly Conversation – September 2023

SourceLink Continues to Grow, Adding New Staff and Affiliates  Welcome to our new SourceLink staff member, Solomon Lee. Solomon will serve as a project manager and brings considerable expertise to our team. Prior to joining SourceLink, Solomon was with Louisiana Economic Development, where he helped implement the Louisiana Business Hub platform...

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Understanding Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Measurement Part 1: Why Measurement is Important

This four-part series addresses why tracking and measuring the activity of your entrepreneurial ecosystem is crucial to its long-term sustainability and the economic success of your community.   Part 1: Why Measurement Is Important   In today’s fast-paced and dynamic business landscape, entrepreneurship is center stage. Entrepreneurial communities continue to grow all across the...

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SourceLink Affiliate Quarterly Conversation – June 2023

SourceLink Network News Rob kicked off our June SourceLink Affiliate Quarterly Conversation with exciting news from our network affiliates. NWI BizHub in Northwest Indiana received a grant from the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) and MicroEnterprise of Inland SoCal received the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, a...

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