By strengthening your area’s entrepreneurial network, you can encourage local economic growth and development.
Partner with MU Extension to host a Homegrown: Entrepreneurship in Your Community workshop, and you can participate in building and strengthening your community’s entrepreneurial network. The workshop — scheduled as a daylong program or two shorter sessions — aids community leaders in creating a network that sends supportive signals to its entrepreneurs.
Why do we need this program?
Research indicates weak entrepreneurial networks in much of rural America and this problem is especially acute in regions that have traditionally relied on business attraction and retention as a rural economic development strategy.
This program will aid participants in creating a supportive network in rural areas, so that when entrepreneurs are considering starting a business they get supportive signals from key community leaders.
Join this workshop and…
- Understand new and small business in your community.
- Learn how to use your knowledge, resources, and relationships to revitalize your community through entrepreneurship.
- Be part of community-wide entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters a vibrant and diverse economy.