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Maria Meyers of U.S.SourceLink offers a nice perspective on the different types of entrepreneurs in any given community and the different community resources they need to succeed.
Meyers identifies four types:
There are three really nice points in this perspective.
First, it respects the different origins and aspirations of all four types — and respects them equally for their challenges, commitment, and contributions to the community.
Second, it recognizes the fourth type — the "second-stager" — because many big businesses were once small businesses running along fine for years before become "high-growth." Contrast this to the dominant view that only small businesses with overblown aspirations will ever become big businesses.
Finally, it recognizes the challenge is not re-inventing the means to support these entrepreneurs so much as bringing these existing means together effectively.
Thanks to the Kauffman Sketchbook.
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