Join us on February 24 as we explore trends in entrepreneurship and small business development – with a special emphasis on how entrepreneurs are contributing to the growth and development of small towns across the nation.
Rural communities are well-positioned to focus economic efforts on cultivating businesses from within. More than 70 percent of a community’s small businesses – ranging from retailers to manufacturers – are launched by existing residents. In other words, entrepreneurs who currently live in the community and were not recruited or incentivized to move their business there.
- Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
- Time: 10am to 11am
- Registration: Click Here
This webinar will review trends supporting the rise of entrepreneurship and highlight how rural communities can build and strengthen their support systems for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Additionally, participants will learn about resources and tools to implement in their own communities – from financial and business support infrastructure to friendly governance policies – to energize small business development.
Matt Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer at Main Street America, will guide us on this journey – and share resources that can easily be implemented to improve your community’s entrepreneurial and small business friendliness.