In an entrepreneurial ecosystem, community organizations, institutions (e.g., governments), and infrastructure support local entrepreneurship. The ecosystem shapes a community's level of ambition, innovation, and risk-taking acceptance, and it encourages the entrepreneurs themselves. Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem requires a community to think about the environment in which businesses operate, not about a specific business.
Missouri Small Business Insights Series – Cheetah Businesses
The Small Business Insight Series – Cheetah Businesses explores fast growing companies during the past business cycle. It includes insights into emerging industry trends such as how industries are adapting to survive and thrive and which small businesses may be poised for growth in the years to come.
The Missouri Small Business Development Centers funded this research so business counselors, their customers, and community leaders can benefit from timely information to help businesses and the economy rebound.
Partner with MU Extension to host a Homegrown: Entrepreneurship in Your Community workshop, and you can participate in building and strengthening your community's entrepreneurial network. The workshop — scheduled as a daylong program or two shorter sessions — aids community leaders in creating a network that sends supportive signals to its entrepreneurs. By strengthening your area's entrepreneurial network, you can encourage local economic growth and development.
In partnership with University of Wisconsin Extension with funding from NCRCRD.
Learn how to create, connect and promote community economic revitalization through entrepreneurship in your community. Creating Entrepreneurial Communities: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Business Resilience is a conference that teaches community leaders and key stakeholders about how entrepreneurs and innovators can drive economic growth in Missouri communities. The event will also highlight best practices for fostering a culture of entrepreneurship.
Exceed objectively reviewed and analyzed prior entrepreneurship studies and recommendations specific to northwest Missouri for The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri and Maximize NWMO. The analysis includes recommendations for improving the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.