Investing in Entrepreneurs explains how to increase the numbers and the rate of success of entrepreneurs in our communities and regions. The authors present a tool, called the Pipeline of Entrepreneurs and Enterprises that enables economic developers and others to assist entrepreneurs in developing their skills and in building their businesses.
For individuals or organizations that work directly with entrepreneurs, the Pipeline helps them understand what individual entrepreneurs need and how to most effectively support their growth and development.
For those in leadership or policymaking positions, the Pipeline improves their ability to make more informed decisions about how and where to invest scarce resources in order to generate more jobs, greater wealth and higher social as well as economic returns for their community or region.
Communities can now manage their economies as a portfolio of entrepreneurial assets, allowing them to transform their economies and more strategically compete in the global economy.