New to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building? Start Here!

New to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building? Start Here!

Entrepreneurship ecosystem building has been steadily gaining traction as an approach to grow and revitalize economies and grow stronger, more equitable communities. It’s a systems approach to growing and nurturing entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. Entrepreneurship and small business development and growth are vital to local, regional and national economies. Read more…

Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

“Communities seeking to grow their economy need to understand the impact entrepreneurship and small business play in economic growth.” — Grow Your Own: Entrepreneurship-based Economic Development for Local Communities, Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Ecosystem builders know that entrepreneurship and startups are critical for a healthy economy. Read more…

What's your story?

Ten Questions to Get You Started Telling Your Entrepreneurs’ and Community’s Stories

“Every community has its secret entrepreneurial success stories. Ecosystem builders must recruit those individuals and elevate them as examples for others by highlighting their stories to others.” — Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook Storytelling is essential to building a successful startup community Creating and sharing stories about your entrepreneurs Read more…