Good News from Small Business in the Time of COVID-19

CO.STARTERS

In fact, through the ongoing conversations we’ve been having with community leaders and entrepreneurs across our network, we’re finding some increasingly bright spots emerging above the gloom. . Community Stories Features Starter Stories covid-19 entrepreneurs recovery small business

Innovate, Scale Up, and Watch It Grow

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Global Business Development Expert Cheryl Edison and our very own 2018 YLAI alum and young entrepreneur Shemeon William discuss the intricacies of business development & growth. 1) Start Local — As Edison pointed out, most entrepreneurs must self-fund their initial products.

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Come Check Out a Very Important LA Tech Event on June 1st

Both Sides of the Table

LA Makerspace and many others bringing robots and 3D printers. Now that we have the first tech mayor of LA, it’s time for the developers and entrepreneurs to step up and show off our tech chops through an important cause. Tomorrow LA is hosting an important tech event - please consider registering and coming by.

The Post-Pandemic Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO): Creating a Model for the Economic Recovery

Carol Lauffer

Have new needs surfaced among entrepreneurs and small businesses that are not currently served in the community? Have ESOs in your region closed their doors, leaving some entrepreneurs without the vital resources that they will need to assist with recovery? Will a broad need for assistance exist among entrepreneurs and small businesses that can be best addressed by serving a wider audience (i.e.

Improving cluster performance through entrepreneurial support programs

Carol Lauffer

At BCD, we define cluster-focused ESPs as ones that deliberately recruit entrepreneurs and provide service offerings specifically tailored for businesses in the designated cluster. For example, a clean tech-focused accelerator would only accept entrepreneurs and teams developing clean tech innovations into the cohort, and then incorporate industry expertise into the curriculum, in addition to pairing teams with mentors who have experience in the clean tech industry.