Microenterprises – Supporting the Types of Businesses in Your Ecosystem

This multi-part series offers ecosystem builders and economic developers insights into the characteristics of each business type and targeted strategies that help those businesses thrive.   Small businesses form the crux of the American economy. Recent data from the U.S. Small Business Administration shows the U.S. is home to 33.3 million companies...

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Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is here to help businesses start, expand or relocate in Fairfax County. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the FCEDA is led by a board of county business leaders and funded by the Fairfax County government to promote the county as one of the...

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Reflections on Last Year’s Gathering

As we plan our next in-person gathering at the e.Builders Forum, we wanted to reflect on the shared experiences and knowledge gathered from 2023.  Lessons from Last Year  In April 2023, SourceLink held our much-anticipated SourceLink Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We left the summit feeling excited, invigorated,...

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An Eclipse-Inspired Approach to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development

Earlier this week I was fortunate to have the incredible experience of watching the solar eclipse with my family and close friends. This cosmic performance, where the moon momentarily obscures the sun, offers more than just a visual marvel. It made me think about our work creating entrepreneurial ecosystems and...

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Fairfax CORE

Fairfax CORE (Connecting Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs) was created to address the challenges of starting and growing a business. They provide entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, and businesses at all stages with free, easy access to the help and information they need – when they need it.

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O‘ahu Business Connector

The O‘ahu Business Connector (OBC) connects small businesses and entrepreneurs to nonprofits, government partners, and support organizations to help them grow and create jobs. The OBC is part of the City and County of Honolulu’s strategy to support small businesses and is managed by the Cityʻs Office of Economic Revitalization.

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Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc. was established in 1946 as an affiliate of the National Urban League and a United Way Partner Agency. Their mission is to assist African Americans, other minorities and the poor to achieve social and economic equality. Their vision is to become the...

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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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