Join the Network

Nexus i90: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Solutions

By becoming a resource partner in Nexus i90, you will be joining the largest network of organizations that support small businesses and entrepreneurs across the Finger Lakes region.

Becoming a resource partner is easy:

  1. Be an organization that offers programs and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses (e.g., general capacity-building, financial, specialized, or affinity-based)

  2. Complete the Resource Partner Intake Form below

  3. Agree to:
    1. Allow Nexus i90 to market your organization and services
    2. Be responsive to client prospects referred to you from Nexus i90 and other resource partners
    3. Promote the Nexus i90 community and website, with reciprocal website and social media links
    4. Help Nexus i90 identify ways to track small business success so we can measure and publicize our collective impact
    5. Be willing to learn together and collaborate to enhance the quality and strength of our community.
    6. Host or send representatives to attend an Undoing Racism® workshop to advance equity and inclusion within our community

  4. Nexus i90 will work with you to build an accurate profile of your programs for the resource navigator

Participation with Nexus i90 is limited to organizations that share our mission of strengthening the regional entrepreneurial and small business community by addressing their needs through collaboration. Resource partner status does not reflect an endorsement by Nexus i90: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Solutions, its founding members, or its sponsors.


Your quick description will be displayed in the directory listing.

RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
   
Toolbar's wrapper  
Content area wrapper
RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
 
 
RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.
   

Your full description will be displayed on your profile page.

Logo restrictions: the image must be a jpeg, gif or png and no larger than 1mb in size.

Overview

When thinking about the learning opportunities your organization provides, please check any of the following criteria that apply.
Example
Support Specialize  
Your organization provides this option
Your organization specializes in providing this option
Your organization does not provide this option
Select the stages of business your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Startup Phase - Seed StageI think I want to start a buisiness
Startup Phase - Launch StageThis is what I want to do, and how to get going.
Stay Up Phase - Growth StageI want to become more proficient and do more business.
Stay Up Phase - Established StageThis is what I'm doing to keep this business going strong.
Scale Up Phase - Expansion StageI want to work on my business and not just in my business.
Split Up Phase - Decline StageI want to scale down my business.
Split Up Phase - Succession StageI want to pass my business on to the next generation.
Split Up Phase - Exit StageMy time in this venture is over, I'm ready to exit gracefully.
What is your primary stage of business served? Useful for publication purposes (example).
Does your organization specialize in serving one or more of the following audiences?
Specialize 
Asian
Black/African American
Hispanic
Immigrant
LGBTQIA
Native American
People with disabilities
Refugee
Returning Citizens
Southwest Asian and North African
Veteran
Woman
Youth
Select the types of business your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Innovation-ledJob-creating firms that form around a breakthrough technology or process with big market potential.
Main StreetBrick-and-mortar storefronts that define our city's character.
MicroenterpriseRequire little capital to launch and don't require a physical location.
Second StageHave grown past the startup stage and generate more than a million in revenue.
What is your primary type of business served? Useful for publication purposes (example).
Select the industries your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Agriculture
Arts and Culture
Biosciences
Construction and Allied Trades
Education
Energy and Utilities
Finance and Insurance
Healthcare and Childcare
High Tech Services
Information and Computer Technologies
Management
Manufacturing, Traditional and Advanced
Mining
Not for Profit
Other Services
Personal Services
Professional Services
Real Estate
Restaurants and Food Services
Retail
Tourism and Hospitality
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale

Services You Offer

This section will match clients with learning opportunities you offer. Please use the list below to indicate only those opportunities that you directly provide.

Accelerators and Incubators

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accelerator
Incubator

Business Planning

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Plan Consulting
Business Succession Planning
Demographic and Census Data
Diversification
Feasibility Studies
Forming a Business
Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
Market Plan Development
Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Buying or Selling a Franchise
Cooperatives (Co-ops)
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
Tax Services
Valuation

Economic and Site Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Economic Development
Economic Forecast
Environmental Compliance
Lease Review
Revitalization
Site Location Assistance
Tax Credits
Watershed Planning

Events and Community Building

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Pitch Events
Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Angel Investment
Bonding
Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
Crowdfunding
Debt Funding
Equity Funding
Government Funding
Grant Funding
Insurance Requirements
Loans
Matching Funds
Microloans
Real Estate Finance
Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
Tax Credits
Technology Grants
Trade Show Financial Assistance
Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Apprenticeship
Employee Development
Hiring and Firing
Industry
Insurance
Leadership/Professional Development
Policies and Templates
Recruiting
Retention
Workforce Incentives
Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Certification and Licensing
Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Locating Foreign Distributors
Networking/Exploring Exporting
Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Degree Program
Internship and Co-op Programs
Student Marketing Projects
Student Placement
Student Research Projects
Student Training
Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Contract Review
Employee Relations
Environmental Compliance
Forming a Business
Labor Relations
Lease Review
Patent Seminars
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
Succession Planning

Libraries and Research

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Research Resources
Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Human Resources
Insurance Requirements
Leadership/Professional Development
Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
Commercialization
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
High Tech Development
Industrial Technology Research
Life Sciences Development
Manufacturing Development
Pollution Prevention
Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
Science/Bioscience Seminars
Technology Transfer
Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing and Sales

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Advertising/Brochure Design
Award Recognition
Call Center Services
Competitive Analysis
Demographics/Census Data
E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Feasibility Studies
Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Market Plan Development and Training
Market Research
Student Marketing Projects
Website Development

Mentoring

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Formal Mentoring Programs
One-on-One Counseling
Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Demographically Based
Geographically Based
Home Based
Industry Specific
International Trade
Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accounting
Board Development
Funds Development
Human Resources
Organizational Audits
Strategic Planning
Technical Services

Operations and Logistics

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Freight and Distribution
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
Pollution Prevention
Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Patent Information
Product Assembly and Packaging
Product Design and Development
Prototype Development
R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
African-American Business
City Business Issues
Hispanic Business
LGBTQIA Business Issues
Native-American Business
Small Business Policy
State Business Issues
Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bonding
Certification
Codes
Environmental Compliance
Government Requirements
Insurance Requirements
International Regulatory Compliance
Patent Information
Registration, Licenses and Permits
Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bid Matching and Preparation
Government and Military Specifications
HUBZone Certification
Obtaining Certification
Obtaining Corporate Contracts
Obtaining Government Contracts
Price History
Registration Assistance
Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
Subcontracting Opportunities

Space

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Commercial Kitchen Facilities
Conference/Meeting and Event Space
Coworking
Lab Space
Lease Review Assistance
Makerspace / Hackerspace
Office Space
Retail Space
Site Location Assistance
Wet Lab

Starting a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Research Resources
Feasibility Studies
Forming a Business
Home-Based Business Training
Registration, Licenses and Permits
Site Location
Startup Business Counseling
Startup Classes

Tax Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
State and Federal Tax Training
State Tax Credit Information
Tax Credits
Tax Preparation Assistance
Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
Commercialization
Design Services
Industrial Technology Research
Pollution Prevention
Technology Transfer
Virtual Consulting and Online Services
Website Development

Training

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
Business Management Training
Business Plan Training and Assistance
E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
Health Care Training
Home-Based Business Training
Human Resources Training
International Trade Education and Training
Marketing Plan Training
Online Courses and Videos
Startup Classes
Trade Education and Training
Do you provide services ONLY to clients who live in a specific district, city, county or state? If so, please list those requirements here.

Guiding principles

Collaboration is about cultivating mutually-beneficial relationships built on trust that strengthens our collective impact. Collaboration among resource partners, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are essential to the performance of our community.

Community is about maintaining supportive networks and resources that allow community members to learn together, help one another, and evolve over time. Our community-based approach to economic development inspires a collective identity that democratizes the process of business development and promote sustainability.

Inclusion is about honoring diversity by working with entrepreneurs and small businesses at each stage of development, no matter the size or sector—their stories and priorities frame our work. The power of diversity bolsters our community of resource partners and stimulate creativity, innovation, and the improvement of our offerings.

Equity is about facilitating access to support services and resources organized to accommodate the range of small business needs in a contextually-relevant way. Each one of them are unique, equipped with their own back stories, attributes, aspirations, and challenges.

Evidence is about garnering and assimilating credible insights to inform inquiry, policy setting, and decision-making throughout our community. We strive to consult two or more available sources of evidence including scholarly literature, expert perspectives, stakeholder preferences, and systems-level data.