Readiness for Entrepreneurship and Organizing for Action
This episode is Part 1 of a four-part series focusing on e2’s Development Framework. In this episode Shelley Paasch and e2's Don Macke explore the keys to community readiness needed for engagement in entrepreneur-focused development and entrepreneurial ecosystem building. They also explore the foundations for organizing a community to undertake this work. Shelley draws from her NetWork Kansas experiences where she was an entrepreneurial community coach* and Don provides insight from work throughout North America.
*Since this episode aired, Shelley is now a Business Specialist with Kansas Main Street.
Resources discussed in this Episode
Overview guide to the e2 University library of resources related to the e2 Development Framework.
This guide provides tools and insights from field experience for communities interested in assessing their interest and ability to launch entrepreneur-led economic development.
This guide gives more insight into why entrepreneurial focus and stakeholder engagement are key to economic development and how to bring these players into the process. and builds on the information presented in the Readiness Guide.
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