Connecting Business Services
with Entrepreneurs
Ernesto Sirolli, the founder of The Sirolli Institute, coined an insight he calls the Trinity of Management, where every successful entrepreneurial venture must have passionate and capable team members in three key areas. The first is the ability to produce a good or service that consumers want. Second, is the ability to market those goods or services to reach potential consumers. Finally, is the ability to manage the venture and particularly finances. Few entrepreneurs have sufficient passion and robust capability in all three areas. Networking entrepreneurs to relevant assistance and resources must occur for successful ventures and positive economic development impacts.

This month we share our vision for business services in a community-centered development plan in a new paper, Entrepreneurial Communities and Business Services. We also have a new podcast episode by the same name that explores the role of business services as mentors and go-to components for entrepreneurial ecosystems of any size.
Other e2 News
Ecosystem Building with Andy Stoll
Andy Stoll is a world traveler, ecosystem builder from Iowa, and now part of the team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Over the past three years, Andy has been the visionary and voice for the Foundation’s ESHIP Summits – Entrepreneurs, Ecosystems, Economies. These summits brought together innovators from across the U.S. and the world to explore how to accelerate entrepreneurship as our primary economic development game plan. With a strong focus on equity, Stoll, the Foundation, and these Summits have built a movement now generating results. Take some time to listen to our Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast episode with Andy Stoll.
Did You Miss It?
On Thursday, April 21, SourceLink hosted Building Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurship, a webinar on strategies for growing rural communities through entrepreneurship-led economic development. For tips from our presenters (including Don Macke) and access to the recording, INFO.
Field News
Just Released: America’s New Business Plan for 2022. The Kauffman Foundation released a refreshed, four-part plan and bipartisan policy roadmap for inclusive entrepreneur-focused economic development. More Info.

Business-Pitch Competitions: A New Economic Development Strategy for Rural America. This article in The Daily Yonder provides examples of opportunities to engage youth and young adults in entrepreneurship and to return to their hometowns.

Could more entrepreneurs help revive the heartland? This in-depth KLS Journal article makes the case using real-world examples that supporting entrepreneurs breeds success.

Entrepreneurship in the U.S. is slowing — and other happenings in the world of work. According to this May 30th story in The Work Shift a weekly LinkedIn newsletter, entrepreneurial activity has declined for three straight months. Read why.
Radically Rural Summit, September 21-22, 2022, is a virtual and in-person event, showcasing innovation and entrepreneurship in the beautiful Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. This summit draws hundreds of registrants from across the U.S. Learn More.
Rural Rise, Summit 2022, September 28-30, 2022, is an in-person event in Emporia, Kansas. More Info.