America's Entrepreneurial Education Network (The Network)
AMERICA'S ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION NETWORK (The Network) is the most comprehensive entrepreneurial education and resource referral network in the United States and its territories, as well as select international communities. The mission of The Network is to facilitate awareness, access and use of America's government and nonprofit business assistance programs, and private sector goods and services tailored to supporting self-employment and small business start-up, growth and sustainability. In this process, The Network focuses on providing educational content, online courses, best practices, success stories and information about leading edge breakthroughs in small business development.
Hosted by the Foundation for Entrepreneurial Research and Development (FERAD), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and funded in part through a partnership with Knowledge Institute, The Network represents over 25,000 government and nonprofit business assistance agencies, 33,000 volunteer business counselors, 300 trade associations, 800 Chambers of Commerce, 575 academic institutions, numerous grassroots business-to-business influence leaders and select providers of business-to-business products and services. As members of The Network, these representatives are helping over 2.5 million individuals each year to start, grow and succeed in business.
The Network facilitates direct and indirect referrals through multiple public service Entrepreneurial Education Communities, leading Web Portals and numerous traditional and social media channels. To apply for representation in The Network, view the overview of Inbound Marketing Services (PDF). We look forward to hearing from you.
A representative sampling of Network components and features include:
National Entrepreneurial Networks - Hosted and maintained by the Knowledge Institute.
Industry-Specific Entrepreneurial Networks - The Wall Street Journal partnering with the Knowledge Institute to support entrepreneurship nationally.
Service-Focused Entrepreneurial Networks - Federal, state and local government and nonprofit agency partners of the Knowledge Institute assisting individuals based on specific entrepreneurial interests and needs.
Solution-Focused Entrepreneurial Networks - Private sector partners of the Knowledge Institute promoting entrepreneurship through underwriting educational content tailored to productivity-enhancing goods and services.
State-Focused Entrepreneurial Networks - State-based partners of the Knowledge Institute driving economic development through support for venture start-up, growth and sustainability.
Government and Nonprofit Agency Entrepreneurial Networks - Myriad government and public agencies working with the Knowledge Institute on and off-line to promote America's Entrepreneurial Education Network (representative sampling); IRS Regional Workshops, U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business, Association of Small Business Development Centers, and thousands of other federal, state and local government and nonprofit public business assistance agencies (View alphabetically by state).
Global Entrepreneurial Networks - IBM and The World Bank partnering with the Knowledge Institute to support entrepreneurship globally through multiple on and off-line channels.
Targeted Media Exposure - Knowledge Institute promotion of America's Entrepreneurial Education Network and Network Partners via content development, interviews, expert testimony, training, public speaking and related public relations activities. >> View News
Social Media Networks - Knowledge Institute promotion of America's Entrepreneurial Education Network and Network Partners via targeted social media channels.