SourceLink Gap Analysis Reports
We have helped more than 40 regions map their assets and have been learning about, engaging with and developing entrepreneurial support organizations for more than 10 years. This puts us in the middle of data about regional resources. We can help you determine what's missing and make suggestions on how to fill the gaps.
SourceLink Capital Access Landscape Report
SourceLink has developed an efficient methodology to help you understand your capital access landscape. The goal is to provide a comprehensive picture of historical, current and emerging debt and equity investment. With such a broad view, clarifying gaps and highlighting action steps necessary to significantly increase debt and equity funding for regional businesses becomes easier.
This report gets under the covers of what may appear to be happening at the surface, looking at existing debt and equity investments, sources of funding for loan and equity pools and examining how well a community is accessing local, state and federal resources that can improve capital access.
SourceLink Entrepreneurial Community Dashboard Report
No exact science exists for measuring a community’s entrepreneurial health, yet much interest exists among communities regionally, nationally and globally in how to create an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem and measure the outcomes. SourceLink can help you measure your progress based on your objectives. Measures are based on key performance indicators, reflective of the overall components of a health entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to relevance, measures can include:
Entrepreneurial Density – Where young companies that are hiring clustered.
Capital – What is the amount of deal flow in the ecosystem, from what sources, how many companies are receiving financing and at what amounts.
Network Connectivity – How connected are the entrepreneurs and resource partners in a community; how connected are the support resources to each other.
High-Growth Firms – How many companies in the region are recognized as fast growers.
STEM Talent – What kind of talent is needed by area companies and what is the existing supply.
We can help you determine performance indicators, reflective of the overall components of a health entrepreneurial ecosystem based on relevance, availability of reliable data, ease of access to data and replicability over time.