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ABIDE: Driving Forward to Equity for Every Entrepreneur

September 7, 2020 | By Fay Horwitt, President and Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, Director of Talent Development

This blog contains personal reflections from Fay Horwitt, President of Forward Cities, and curriculum content developed by Fay Horwitt and Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, Director of Talent Development for Forward Cities–herself...

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Exploring Data From 50 Metro Area Ecosystems

September 2, 2020 | By Eliza Salmon, ESHIP Research Manager

Metro Area Data Dashboard shows entrepreneur activity and diversity in 50 largest metro areas across the country in 2014 and 2016.   Forward Cities Research and Evaluation Team strives...

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Nurturing Hope Through Entrepreneurship for All

August 20, 2020 | By Nicolas Gunkel, Vice President of Ecosystem Impacts

Editor’s Note: the following reflections are from Nicolas Gunkel, VP of Ecosystem Impacts, who earlier this year with his wife welcomed their son to the world.    Reconciling in...

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ESHIP Communities’ Partners Address Barriers to Entrepreneurship During Turbulent Times

August 19, 2020 | By Eliza Salmon, ESHIP Research Manager

The latest ecosystem research is replete with disheartening data on how the pandemic is hurting small businesses. According to a survey of over 8,000 small business owners conducted between...

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