New Toolkit Aims to Educate Leaders on How to Support Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

Using case studies from across the country, a toolkit released earlier this month by the National League of Cities aims to provide local leaders with concrete strategies to assist the growth of their local entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Focusing on the lessons from successful efforts to support entrepreneurship and small businesses in Boston, Seattle, Wichita, and Rockhill, S.C., Supporting Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses: A Tool Kit for Local Leaders aims to help leaders foster the growth of the types of businesses that will be crucial to their community's economic recovery.

According to J. Katie McConnell, "The tool kit's core message is that cities need to look to the things they can actually control. This includes providing a supportive political leadership; channels of communication between business and government; and reasonable, transparent regulations with accessible interfaces."

Full Story: How Cities Support Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

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