Monthly Archives: April 2012

Network-Centric Entrepreneurial Assistance

Since many of EntreWorks Consulting’s customers and partners are interested in providing more effective support to local entrepreneurs, I spend a lot of time reading the latest on effective business support and assistance programs.   I learn a great deal from … Continue reading

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Investing in the Missing Middle: Lessons from International Development

I’m regularly surprised—and dismayed—by the lack of interaction and information sharing between American economic developers and their colleagues working in international development and poverty alleviation.  Every region has its own unique quirks and histories, but the underlying structural causes of … Continue reading

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Ranking Startup Ecosystems

A couple of new studies that rank regional start-up ecosystems have been released in past week.   Startup Compass, a blog that tracks global startup activity, has released its rankings of the world’s 25 most  effective startup ecosystems.  Silicon Valley, New York, … Continue reading

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Local Economy: May 2012 Issue Now Available

The latest May 2012 issue of Local Economy, a leading British economic development journal is now available here.  US-based readers may be particularly interested in articles that compare British and US small business advisory services, a review of research on … Continue reading

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Regional Benchmarking Resources

A number of interesting and high quality regional benchmarking reports have been released in recent weeks.  These include: The 2011-2012 Michigan Entrepreneurship Scorecard:  This very comprehensive report tracks Michigan’s performance on dozens of measures ranging from things like new business … Continue reading

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