AKSourceLink Blog

  • Leisure-time and Sports Entrepreneurs: Watch Trends of Working Parents

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Jan 15, 2015
    Today’s adults have different pressures and values than those of 50 years ago. The entrepreneur must know his or her customers to achieve success.
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  • 4 Keys from a Successful Entrepreneur

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Jan 13, 2015
    Startups often fail after the owners figure out that no one wants to buy their products or services. Diana Kander’s book, All In Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line, discusses four keys you can implement to start and grow your business.
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  • Destination BootCamp: Review

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Jan 08, 2015
    I attended Destination BootCamp on behalf of NetWork Kansas. I was curious about the value businesses received, as well as the benefit of the training for a “community leader” since we count so many economic development directors, foundations, chambers, and others among our network of partners. I had heard praise for the workshop from several economic development directors and wanted to see if it lived up to the hype, if it was “worth it.”
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  • Save Money on Taxes; Avoid Scams

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Jan 08, 2015
    Two key things small business owners can do by December 31 that can reduce the amount of taxes you'll owe next spring.
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  • Finding Royalty Free Photos

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Jan 06, 2015
    Budget low, but you still need those high-resolution images? Here’s where you can get them.
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  • When Best Practices Aren't Good Enough

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Dec 30, 2014
    Replicating the outcomes of others rarely works.
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  • Best Practices from the Network

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Dec 26, 2014
    Read how two of our affiliates are shaping and celebrating entrepreneurship in their communities.
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  • IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Scam Calls

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Dec 22, 2014
    The IRS has issued some additional instructions to protect yourself from telephone scams.
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  • Entrepreneurs, Women and Tech: The New Frontier?

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Dec 18, 2014
    Women purchase, and make purchasing decisions, for more than 50% of technology in the marketplace. What are strategies for entrepreneurs to capture these buyers’ attention in the tech space?
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  • Home-Based Businesses Beware

    Posted by Melissa Houston on Dec 16, 2014
    Facebook, Craigslist, and other online haunts have become marketplaces, not just for legitimate businesses, but for people hawking homemade scarves, orders of cupcakes, or cleaning services. Although cottage industries have existed for years, business owners still have to pay taxes and register their businesses.
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