Blog with SourceLink – www.joinsourcelink.com


As America’s largest resource network for entrepreneurs we encourage contributions to our blog where we examine trends in entrepreneurship and feature best practices in economic development. Contributors include our SourceLink team, members of our affiliate networks across the country and individuals offering an interesting point of view. We look forward to connecting with you. Contact: Pola Firestone, Relationship Manager, SourceLink, pfirestone@joinsourcelink.com, 844-804-8775.

1. Our readers:

  • SourceLink affiliates and licensees around the country (who may repost some of the material on their blog)
  • Resource partners – nonprofit entrepreneurial support organizations
  • Economic development community
  • Academic community
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners

2. Blog topic ideas:

  • New insights – Tell us about the latest research or an innovative project that advances the practice of entrepreneurship
  • Thought leadership – Evaluate current trends, what is working and not working? What is coming next?
  • Reading list – What are at the current conversations in entrepreneurship and economic development? Where do you weigh in?
  • Best practices – What does entrepreneurship look like in your community? What unique challenges does your region face? How are you addressing those?
  • Eye on trends and policies – What trends, policies or initiatives are you tracking—at the statewide, regional or national level? How are you addressing big picture/national trends or challenges locally?
  • How to – Write posts that detail how to do something, for example:
    • step-by-step advice for bringing entrepreneurs to the table
    • how to engage millennials in policy discussions
    • how your community is building a pipeline for ideas and talent
    • how you’re funding entrepreneurial endeavors
    • how you’re building sustainability into your ecosystem
    • how to build better collaborative networks

3. Ways to share:

  • Write a post or send content from your blog to repost (approx. 500 words) – We’ll edit for clarity, length, style and web friendliness (short sentences and paragraphs, bullet points, links for further content, etc.). We’ll seek your approval for any substantive changes.
  • Include an introduction at the top of your post to yourself and your organization. Be sure to include links back to your website.
  • Send images with your post, preferably 600 pixels wide or larger. Please cite the source of the image along with link and permission to reprint.
  • We will promote posts via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. (If you’re on those networks, send us your handles as well so we can tag you in our posts.) All authors are encouraged to promote their posts through their own networks, as well.

4. Examples from the U.S.SourceLink Blog:

One Definition Does Not Fit All: The Four Types of Entrepreneurship
Maria Meyers, UMKC Innovation Center, SourceLink and KCSourceLink

Why Community Colleges Are Ideal Linchpins for Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Norris Krueger, Ph.D., Global expert on entrepreneurial ecosystems

Make Me Care: Telling Your Organizational Story
Laura Packer, Storyteller

BusinessUSA: Government Resources for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Caffeinate Your Startup Community with 1 Million Cups

Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy