SourceLink + The IEDC: New Certification Program Uniting Economic Developers and Entrepreneurs

The last two years have witnessed a boom in entrepreneurial activity like never before. According to 2021 data from the Census Bureau, Americans filed paperwork to start 4.3 million businesses last year in spite of the economic recession — a 24 percent uptick from the previous year, and the most in a decade and a half,...

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Foundations: A Growing Source of Entrepreneurship Funding

Dozens of private foundations are allocating dollars to programs and entrepreneur support organizations. Are you creating relationships with them?

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Insights: Insider Tips for Building Relationships with Foundations

Read these tips from foundation leaders on how entrepreneurship ecosystem builders can develop relationships with foundations that invest in community economic development.

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3 Serious Myths about Rural Entrepreneurship

Rural entrepreneurship matters. What can we do to better surround our rural entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow?

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How Do You Measure an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?

Measuring jobs is only one metric in measuring an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Use the right data and tools to map your community's assets and build a sustainable economy.

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