A recent survey done by the Kauffman Foundation found that finding entrepreneurs who will grow your small business into a revenue-producing dynamo disproportionately favors men and high-income earners, lessening chances for unique or inspired businesses led by women or low-income earners.
Luckily, tech startups are less reliant on so-called "gazelle" circles trafficked by high-end, growth entrepreneurs, and online networking tools are breaking down barriers keeping them from would-be small business owners.
For starters, Google recently launched Google For Entrepreneurs, which focuses "on connecting emerging local tech companies and leaders with each other." The venture targets 7 North American cities: Chicago, Denver; Detroit, Durham, N.C., Minneapolis, Nashville and Waterloo, Ontario.
So don't fret over walls keeping you from the kind of entrepreneurs you need to fund and grow your business, work around them by getting online and connect with like-minded investors.
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