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NBIA Archives: Attracting and serving clients

How the funding landscape is changing – and how incubator managers can take advantage of it
NBIA Review
October 2013

Human resources: Skills companies overlook at their peril
NBIA Review
August/September 2012

Coaching entrepreneurs can benefit incubator staff and clients
NBIA Review
April/May 2012

Innovation begins during high school in Kansas
NBIA Review
February 2012

Communication, presentation and perseverance: Preparing entrepreneurs for commercial lending opportunities
NBIA Review
December 2011

Incubator seed and venture funds: NBIA members discuss successful nonprofit and for profit models
NBIA Review
October 2011

Revolving loan funds, how incubators establish and manage internal funds or network with others to serve client needs
NBIA Review
October 2011

Funding incubator clients with microloans
NBIA Review
October 2011

How business incubators have adapted accelerator-like services to woo new clients and serve more entrepreneurs
NBIA Review
August 2011

Student accelerators help incubators expand services to youthful entrepreneurs
NBIA Review
August 2011

What are the new seed or venture accelerators?
NBIA Review
June 2011

Incubators and social networks: Your time online
NBIA Review
June 2011

The worst mistake I ever made: Rowdy college students took over my facility!
NBIA Review
November/December 2009

The worst mistake I ever made: We took on more clients than we could handle!
NBIA Review
June/July 2009

Identifying pitfalls: How to help clients avoid common mistakes
NBIA Review
June/July 2009

Models of competition: Incubators use contests to attract clients, raise awareness
NBIA Review
December 2008

Skunk works: When corporations innovate in incubators, everybody comes out smelling sweet
NBIA Review
April 2008

Campus entrepreneurship: What it is, why it’s big and how incubators can help
NBIA Review
October 2007

Strength in numbers: Incubators, SBDCs partner to help grow businesses
NBIA Review
April 2007

Border crossings: Programs facilitate soft landings for firms in new national markets
NBIA Review
February 2007

Entrepreneurs-in-residence bring street cred to client counseling
NBIA Review
February 2007

Graduation day: Making exiting clients feel special
NBIA Review
December 2006

Basic training: Educational programs help incubators serve clients, other entrepreneurs
NBIA Review
August 2006

Helping clients collect debts from customers
NBIA Review
August 2006

Keeping things in check:Tracking progress can help ensure clients become graduates
NBIA Review
June 2006

Well anchored: Tips for working with anchor tenants
NBIA Review
April 2006

A meeting of minds: It’s educational all around when incubators and academia come together
NBIA Review
February 2006

Getting the guts: Helping entrepreneurs overcome the emotional challenges of starting businesses
NBIA Review
December 2005

The entrepreneur and the enabler: Identifying entrepreneurs and the people who help them
NBIA Review
October 2005

Coming back to give back: Incubator graduates are resources for incubators and clients
NBIA Review
June 2005

Finding space for biotech graduates: How some incubator managers are helping these special-needs clients land on their feet
NBIA Review
June 2005

Help emerging companies build credibility — and sales — with case studies
NBIA Review
April 2005

Growing seed funds: For-profit strategies, experienced managers, adequate deal flow (and no politics) make for successful public-private funds
NBIA Review
October 2002

Meeting challenges around the world
NBIA Review
June 2002

Helping clients build businesses that sell: It's time for a little due diligence
NBIA Review
June 2002

Heaven Sent: The client-angel relationship can be a godsend. But you have to make it happen.
NBIA Review
April 2002

All systems go: From day one, incubator managers fuel clients for takeoff after graduation
NBIA Review
February 2002

Clients in Distress: Experts point to 10 warning signs that cry "help"
NBIA Review
December 2001

One on one: Coaches and mentors offer strategies to help start-up companies score.
NBIA Review
April 2001

Show me the money: While venture capitalists invest their attention and dollars in technology firms, promising nontech start-ups struggle to find their place in the world of nondebt financing
NBIA Review
August 2000

Building a start-up's management team: As with everything else in life and work, networking is key
NBIA Review
April 2000

Graduates are giving back to business incubation and their cycle of sharing is advancing the industry
NBIA Review
April 2000

Your incubator and the local SBDC: soul mates? If the chemistry is right, you may find yourself in a long-term relationship
NBIA Review
December 1999

Square one: Serving the inexperienced entrepreneur
NBIA Review
August 1999

The great eight: Incubator managers reveal eight characteristics that form the personalities of the most successful incubated firms
NBIA Review
June 1999

Fishing for Future Clients
NBIA Review
October 1998

The other staff: 20 ways to find and keep the best business assistance professionals
NBIA Review
June 1998