Lawrence (Urban) E-Community
E-Communities partner with NetWork Kansas to establish a locally-administered loan fund to assist entrepreneurs with capital, increase connectivity to resources, initiate activities, and collaborate in a statewide partnership with other E-Communities.
Selected communities partner with NetWork Kansas to establish a locally-administered loan fund to assist entrepreneurs with capital, increase connectivity to resources available to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, initiate activities to generate entrepreneurial development, and to participate in a statewide partnership with other E-Communities.
Once the loan fund is established, communities can engage in strategic planing, initiate activities and introduce entrepreneurship programming to generate entrepreneurial development. The end result is participation in a statewide partnership with other E-Communities to share best practices that can increase start-ups, engage existing businesses and facilitate transitions.
The goal of the E-Community partnership is to increase entrepreneurial activity and to develop a self-sustaining ecosystem favorable to long-term entrepreneurial growth.
Advocacy & Public Policy
- Business Issues Related to a Specific City
- Community Involvement
- Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
- Small Business Issues
Management Issues & Training
- Leadership/Professional Development
Financial Resources & Assistance
- Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
- Geographically Based
- Small Business/General