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South Dakota Rural Enterprise Opportunity Roundup - Basics on starting incubators

Contacts:
Marie Longserre, President
Santa Fe Business Incubator
3900 Paseo del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87505-8472
(505) 424-1140
www.sfbi.net

The Santa Fe Business Incubator has won national awards and is a great example of how to start one, how to get community and political support for it, etc.

Early, TX business incubator, (325) 649-9300, identifies business needs and sets about creating the support to get them from within the local population.

Steve Russell, Director of Joseph Newman Innovation Center in Joplin, MO.

Websites:
National Business Incubator Association
www.nbia.org

http://www.businessincubation.com.au/Text/1056008145899-2011/pC/10563515

http://www.gaebler.com/Texas-small-business-incubators.htm.
This site has entrepreneurial resources of all types.

San Diego Connect
www.connect.org/

Recommendations:
Virtual incubation is the easiest way and cheapest way to go. But, we are in a town of 9,400 and rent is not a issue, nor is commute times, nor is access to world-class experts or consultants.

We subscribe to 9 stages of economic gardening -

EG 1.0 - Local Living Economy

EG 2.0 - Entrepreneurial Innovation Network
EG 3.0 - Competitive and Market Intelligence
EG 4.0 - Moving 2nd Stage Companies from "Good to Great"
EG 5.0 - Creating a Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Access to Financing
EG 6.0 - Use of Technology ad Technology Transfer
EG 7.0 - Improving Talent and Leadership Networks
EG 8.0 - Establishing Your Community's Brand
EG 9.0 - Connect Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship
 

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