Spring Cleaning for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Developers

Spring cleaning isn't just for closets and cobwebs. Entrepreneurial ecosystems are dynamic, and as they evolve, regular reevaluation—or "spring cleaning"—becomes essential to foster innovation, optimize resources, enhance competitiveness, and ensure sustained growth.   Regular reevaluation is not merely about decluttering; it allows ecosystems to stay in sync with the changing business landscape...

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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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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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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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Unveiling the Mysteries of AI: Part 1 – Transforming Entrepreneurs

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing entrepreneurship and economic development. We're going to show how AI-powered tools are empowering go-getters and community-builders to create thriving networks and drive economic impact like never before in this two-part blog series.  No one can ignore the game-changing power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially in the business...

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