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Kauffman Trends in Entrepreneurship 7: Challenges for Entrepreneurs in the Heartland 2020

How do entrepreneurs in the Heartland – Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska – perceive challenges compared to entrepreneurs nationally? We asked Heartland and nationwide entrepreneurs to rank the order of the three to five most challenging barriers from a list of 13 barriers to discover what matters most to them.

Kauffman Issue Brief: Mentoring in Entrepreneurship Support: Some Basics

Mentoring is offered as a feature to support entrepreneurs in a variety of entrepreneurship support programs, including incubators, accelerators, small business chambers, and entrepreneurship education initiatives. Mentoring is a popular entrepreneurship support intervention, and it can be offered either as a main focus or as one of several features in a package of offerings.

Kauffman Trends in Entrepreneurship 5: Demand for Business Advice or Mentoring Among Entrepreneurs | Trends in Entrepreneurship, No. 5 Demand for Business Advice or Mentoring Among Entrepreneurs

This brief presents a breakdown of the reasons entrepreneurs seek business advice or mentoring, as well as the sources of mentoring, drawing from the 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The trends explained here are based on the perceptions of the entrepreneurs themselves, which provide insight into how they think about and navigate the process of obtaining business advice or mentoring.