It’s good to know stuff. And one of the best ways to learn, is from others. Our economic development experts have combed the Internet to bring you some really insightful articles that will spur your creativity, inspire you to greatness and help you learn best practices from some of the brightest minds in the business community.
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6 steps to becoming a successful student entrepreneur (Infographic)
Failure is good, but here are 10 mistakes your startup should never make. by Tom Hogan and Carol Broadbent, Crowded Ocean
The 12 stupidest mistakes entrepreneurs make. by Jim Price
7 entrepreneur types drive change on a global scale. by Marty Zwilling
Leaving college for entrepreneurship? Think before you leap. by Teddy Nykiel
Aren’t accelerators great? Maybe. by Randall Kempner and Peter Roberts
Five examples of companies with internal innovation programs. by Jacob Morgan
Write a Business Plan in 31 Steps by PlanWare
When Trouble Strikes: A Crisis Planner: A business crisis isn’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. Whether it’s a robbery, a leaking room, the death of the owner or the wrath of Mother Nature, a disaster can strike at any time. This planner will help you identify possible crises affecting your business and help you either minimize their impact or avoid them crisis altogether. An essential planner for any small business.
RestoreYourEconomy.org provides resources and best practice information for public and private stakeholders who are seeking to rebuild their local economies after a disaster as well as assisting the business community in preparing for a disaster. It is a one-stop shop of disaster preparedness, post-disaster economic recovery, and disaster resiliency resources, tools, event announcements as well as opportunities to connect with peers through social media groups. The following is a list of reports and guides that will assist you in your search.
The site selection process explained (Infographic)
What is STEM (video)
Arts and the economy: Using arts and culture to stimulate state economic development (National Governors’ Conference Best Practices Report)
Growing state economies: Twelve actions (National Governors Association Chairs Initiative)