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Sourcelink: Matching Entrepreneurs with Resources

When trying to start a venture, entrepreneurs are taught to start with a problem. Then work towards the solution. Maria Meyers, founder of Sourcelink, took the same approach when she realized an established network of resources to help entrepreneurs start their businesses simply didn't exist.

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Annette Beck
on April 28, 2014
Mr. President, A Little More 'E' Please

Tuning in for the state of the union (SOTU) address is somewhat of an annual ritual for me. For the past two decades, spanning several presidencies from both parties, I torture myself straining to hear that one word, however challenging it is to say (and spell)--entrepreneur. So I was encouraged when President Obama dropped the "E" bomb early in his 2014 SOTU address, made even more special by the fact that he referenced a woman entrepreneur. And I wasn't alone in my enthusiasm as the twittersphere erupted likewise.

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Thom Ruhe
on January 29, 2014
Forbes Six Lessons For Building Startup Communities From 1 Million Cups Founders

Cities across the country are eager to build or strengthen their startup communities. They recognize that entrepreneurs thrive when they live in a supportive environment. And when entrepreneurs thrive, so do their local economies. It's a win-win.

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Nate Olson
on November 05, 2013
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