The Center’s Entrepreneurial Communities framework can help you chart a course toward prosperity. We bring years of experience to our work and connect you to tools, expertise, and peers to support your pathway to prosperity.
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Before you get started, consider whether your community is ready to commit to entrepreneur-focused development.
|e2 University—Energizing Your Community||
You’ll need broad community buy-in to be successful with an entrepreneurship strategy.
|e2 University—Organizing for Action||
Preparation is a key to success with development as it is with most pursuits.
|e2 University—Assessment Overview||
Understanding what you have to build upon is the first step toward a smart strategy.
|e2 University—Development Opportunties||Knowing how your regional economy is doing and where it is heading provides insights into development opportunities.|
|e2 University—Entrepreneurial Talent||Assessing the size, nature and quality of talent within your community will help you expand and grow that talent.|
|e2 University—Entrepreneurial Resources||Identify your community's "GO TO" resources to meet the needs of entrepreneurs you are targeting.|
|e2 University—Stakeholders and Development Preferences||Focus on what your community wants from development and identify stakeholders most likely to support your chosen strategy.|
|e2 University—Strategy||Create a great game plan that you can execute well – the key to entrepreneurial success. Design an EDS to achieve greater community outcomes.|
|e2 University—Working with Entrepreneurs||Identify and support your entrepreneurial talent as a way to grow your economy.|
|e2 University—Outreach, Intake, Screening & Referral||Learn how to make the most of your initial conversations with entrepreneurs and begin to create effective network connections.|
|e2 University—Tracking & Portfolios||Find out how to effectively and efficiently manage the entrepreneurs you are working to suppport.|
|e2 University—Metrics & Stories||Understand the importance of measuring business and economic outcomes and sharing stories of entrepreneurial success.|