The Resource Navigator®

Link entrepreneurs to the right resources at the right time

A resource network for entrepreneurs

The Resource Navigator is an easy-to-use smart search database that organizes resources available for entrepreneurs in your community. Aspiring and existing small business owners can go online, answer a few questions about their business stage and need, and find a local organization offering tailored assistance.

Much more than a directory, The Resource Navigator is a dynamic and interactive platform that provides entrepreneurs 24/7 access to the help they need to start and grow their businesses.

The Resource Navigator is a dynamic matchmaking software built to empower entrepreneurs and the organizations that serve them.

Why The Resource Navigator?

The Resource Navigator provides a systematic way to identify, organize and display business building resources online. It can be embedded into an existing website as a standalone tool or included in the full suite of SourceLink offerings on a website developed by our team.

The database allows you to track searches and pull reports that reveal entrepreneurs’ need, gaps in service offerings and many other insights that will help you better understand and accelerate entrepreneurial activity in your community. 

"The Resource Navigator has been a huge step forward for Wisconsin entrepreneurs and the organizations that assist them. The platform has allowed entrepreneurs to find the resources they need to start or grow their businesses while promoting the services of our partners. Having SourceLink as a consultant to continuously improve our program is tremendous, and being part of their affiliate network is an added benefit."

- Ed Javier

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Administrator benefits

reports & Insights

Reports & insights based on usage help identify gaps and provide real-time information on what entrepreneurs in your community need most


API layer that allows for customization based on your community’s situation

Network Services

Greater awareness of network services, allowing resource partners to make high quality referrals

Partner ACCESS

Resource organizations in the network can maintain and update their own profiles


Quarterly software updates

Entrepreneur benefits


Direct connections to resource organizations


Free, 24/7 access to a network of local business support


Easy searchability in list or geolocated map view

Communities and regions of all shapes and sizes have put The Resource Navigator to use to help business owners and entrepreneurs find the right resource at the right time.

City examples include Baltimore and Kansas City. SourceLink has multi-county implementations include Northwest Indiana, Southeast North Carolina, North Louisiana and South Central Oregon, and statewide affiliates located in Iowa, Puerto Rico, Kansas, Washington, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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