Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Resources for Communities

Community leaders and developers are not the only people interested in this topic. Professionals and politicians are also seeking to encourage entrepreneurship in their communities.

What can communities do to encourage entrepreneurship? Here are six things you can do as a community leader:

 1) Attract smart people (through publicity and lifestyle improvement)
 2) Remove barriers (many of the licensing and regulations you have in 
     place probably seem so vital, but might not in reality be worth the real cost)
 3) Provide entrepreneurship education, ideally for both adults and youth 
 4) Compile information resources
 5) Help potential entrepreneurs to network
 6) Improve infrastructure (not a first step, but a long-term goal)
See what Barb Fails is doing in Michigan: Land Policy Institute.

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