LA2M Business Development & Company Launch Resources
<ul><li>10. Create a common vision among economic development organizations </li></ul><ul><li>9.  Establish specific goals...
Entrepreneurial Best Practices Vision Universities Goals Focus Government Celebrate Communication Mentors Corporations Cap...
SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Site searches  </li></ul><ul><li>Business incentives and tax credits </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul...
SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Entrepreneur Education Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Your Own Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Business-critical introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Business service promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Promot...
SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Workforce availability and compensation research </li></ul><ul><li>Access to talent </li></ul><ul><ul...
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Spark Resources, Amy Cell, August 09

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The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Ann Arbor region! Ann Arbor SPARK has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs every year - helping business leaders launch and grow their businesses. Amy Cell, VP Talent Enhancement & Entrepreneurial Education from SPARK, joins LA2M to share information on the many programs at SPARK and other organizations that are dedicated to helping support entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses.

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Spark Resources, Amy Cell, August 09

  1. 1. LA2M Business Development & Company Launch Resources
  2. 2. <ul><li>10. Create a common vision among economic development organizations </li></ul><ul><li>9. Establish specific goals and timing for the community’s support to emerging business </li></ul><ul><li>8. Gain the support of local and state government to enact laws and modify policies which will be more friendly to start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>7. Communication – create an effective branding message to develop a consistent understanding of the region’s value-proposition </li></ul><ul><li>6. Facilitate increased connectedness of larger corporations to start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>5. Facilitate increased connectedness between universities and start-ups so that intellectual property is more easily transferred </li></ul><ul><li>4. Focus on a finite set of emerging technologies, or industry specialties </li></ul><ul><li>3. Encourage a more entrepreneurial, risk-taking culture in the region by celebrating venture successes </li></ul><ul><li>2. Link entrepreneurs with early and effective mentoring and coaching </li></ul><ul><li>1. Provide adequate seed funding and subsequent growth capital </li></ul>Entrepreneurial Best Practices
  3. 3. Entrepreneurial Best Practices Vision Universities Goals Focus Government Celebrate Communication Mentors Corporations Capital
  4. 4. SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Site searches </li></ul><ul><li>Business incentives and tax credits </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Training funds </li></ul>
  5. 5. SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Entrepreneur Education Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting Your Own Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Bootcamp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property validation </li></ul><ul><li>Business plan review and assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Incubator Network </li></ul>
  6. 6. SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Business-critical introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Business service promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Access to business, educational and community resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystem support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Ambassador program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business programs </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. SPARK Top 20 <ul><li>Workforce availability and compensation research </li></ul><ul><li>Access to talent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>executive, managerial and technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job/co-founder/advisory board members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Talent events </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions: [email_address]

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