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Making Time to Think

By: Imagene Harris | March 4, 2015 --- It can be so easy to get wrapped up in technical work that it is important to actually specify and create the time to step out of those technical tasks, and exercise the more creative and adaptive part of the brain. Enter: scheduling time to think.

Links to Like – February 2015

By: NetWork Kansas | February 26, 2015 --- There are so many things going on in the world of entrepreneurship that it’s impossible for us to share it all with you on our blog or in our news articles. Here are a few things we’re enjoying on the web this month.

Revisiting the Vision and Mission Statement of NetWork Kansas

By: Steve Radley | February 20, 2015 --- The NetWork Kansas mission and vision have been instrumental in guiding the organization since 2005. NetWork Kansas CEO Steve Radley shares how these statements have moved NetWork Kansas forward over the past decade.

USSourcelink: Prepare Your Small Business for Tax Time

By: USSourcelink | February 13, 2015 --- Whether you decide to outsource your tax tasks or perform them in-house, it’s important to arm yourself with the relevant knowledge to make sure your business not only complies but also saves time and money wherever possible. Here are a few resources to get you started.

Promoting E-Community Businesses: One Size Does Not Fit All

By: Jamie Hofling | February 13, 2015 --- We often receive questions from E-Communities about what to do to promote a business that has been awarded E-Community funding. But when it comes to promotion, one size does not fit all. Casey Woods with the Lyon County E-Community shares some of the strategies his community uses to promote different types of businesses.

Loudoun SourceLink: Get Advice When You Need It

By: Lois Kirkpatrick | February 6, 2015 --- Experts can give you strategies to help you grow your business faster and avoid pitfalls common to startups. But sometimes you just can't make it to a special event where the info you need will be presented live. That's when you can turn to online training that's available when you are. Here are a few options:

IASourceLink: Get More From Gmail

February 4, 2015 --- Gmail actually has a gold mine of add-ons, called Gmail Labs. However, the add-ons are experimental and may break or disappear without notice. Like any entrepreneur knows, you’ve got to start somewhere and beta versions can sometimes be so close to the finished product that it’s hard to tell the difference. So while it sounds a little scary, Gmail Labs is definitely still worth checking out.

Director's Dialogue: Ice House

By: Erik Pedersen | January 28, 2015 --- A couple of years ago, Jill Nichols (Rice County Economic Development Director) called and asked me to travel to Sterling for a meeting. She and Brian Richter (teacher at Sterling High School and facilitator of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program) were hosting the first Rice County Ice House class and she knew I'd want NetWork Kansas to be a part of this.

Links to Like – January 2015

By: NetWork Kansas | January 23, 2015 --- There are so many things going on in the world of entrepreneurship that it’s impossible for us to share it all with you on our blog or in our news articles. Here are a few things we’re enjoying on the web this month.

MOSourceLink: The League of Independent Workspaces

By: Kate Hodel | January 23, 2015 --- It sounds like a club for superheroes…and maybe it is. Five St. Louis-area coworking spaces have formed a cooperative called the St. Louis League of Independent Workspaces to better serve startup and growth-oriented entrepreneurs, the drivers of the economy.