Small Business Reports

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2016 Small Business Credit Survey:

Report on Women-Owned Firms 
Survey shows women-owned firms are more likely to struggle with profitability, face growth-related financial challenges, rely on unsecured debt and experience credit shortfalls.

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Grow Your Own eBook

Entrepreneurship Based Economic Development for Local Communities:

The purpose of this e-book is to present an emerging model of economic development that focuses on using entrepreneurship as a primary economic development strategy to address these demands.

Grow Your Own Guide: Free resource on economic development models that use entrepreneurship and small business development as the tool to create community economic growth.

Funder's Guide: Learn why philanthropists who are interested in creating strong local economies and eliminating poverty should consider funding organizations that support small business and entrepreneurship.

Youth Entrepreneurship Guide: Help place a higher emphasis on entrepreneurship throughout the education system. 

Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit

Summit explored innovative ways to build a stronger local economy through entrepreneurship.

Grow Your Own Resources

Get information on a ground up, community-based approach to economic development.

Grow Your Own Webinar

Explore how entrepreneurship-based economic development strategies can help build healthy economies and a strong economic future.

Programs and Practicing Communities

An index of programs and practicing communities of entrepreneurship and small business development.

Grow Your Own Guide

This guide is a free resource on economic development models that use entrepreneurship and small business development as the tool to create community economic growth.

Resources for Economic Developers

Learn more about the grow your own and entrepreneurship-based economic development.

Resources for Entrepreneurs

View the resources available for economic developers to share with new and existing small business owners.

Economic Gardening: A Homegrown Approach to Growth

Listen to this podcast discussing the importance of entrepreneurship as an economic development tool in hard to develop communities.

Funder's Guide: A Guide to Funding Small Business Development

Learn how to support economic growth through supporting organizations that develop small businesses.

Map Your Community

View the rate of mortgages that are 90 days (or more) past due or those in foreclosure.

Workforce Development and the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

View a presentation on the value of empowering entrepreneurs through collaborative initiatives and strategies.

Featured Webinar

An Introduction to Crowdfunding

Learn the history of crowdfunding, the current state of the industry, and the future of equity based crowd funding.