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Experts Show Startups how to see the Big Picture

Rachel Anderson, Acting Director at The efactory, says they commonly see entrepreneurs who focus on only one aspect of their business. “It’s hard to be the jack-of-all-trades when you do have a …

Debra Horn, Senior Associate with BKD, LLP says the amount of startup capital you need depends on the type of business you’re starting. “The main plan is for you to have a written business plan …

Jessica Ollis says she and her Husband Chris had wanted to start a business together since they got married. It took them some time to find the right business and the right time. “You have to be …

“I had some money that was left from my inheritance from my father, and the rest of the financing I got through a home equity loan,” says John Twomey, owner of Bits of Britain Cafe. Twomey says …

“I get everything local, as much as possible,” says Ashley Tate, owner of Sugar’s Pies and Sundries. Tate uses local fruits and berries in her pies as well as other ingredients that come from …

“We would really like to be able to source all of our ingredients locally, but we’re gonna have to build up to that and have a better understanding of the seasonal availability of everything that …

“We have been looking for something to do together and escape the rat race of the corporate world for sometime now,” says Curtis Marshall, who co-owns Tie and Timber Beer Company with Jennifer …

Ashley Tate, Owner of Sugar’s Pies and Sundries, had been working a number of side jobs, but decided to focus on her love of baking. Tate says she had already been baking for holidays and …

Matt Harrison and Cari Harrison, Co-owners of Frisco Bicycle Rentals, Sales & Service, put a lot of sweat equity into their startup. They did most of the work themselves, including plans for an …

“I think like any new business, it’s a matter of just building it a little bit at a time and word of mouth, again, being the best thing that can get out and happen for you,” says John Twomey, …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says when they built their website, they thought customers would flock to it. When their orders were less than expected, they decided to try selling their …

Starting a business can be difficult when you don’t have an example to follow. Matt Harrison and Cari Harrison, Co-owners of Frisco Bicycle Rentals, Sales & Service saw a need to serve thirsty …

Tom Jennings, who co-owns TommyHawks Axe House with his wife Kacey Jennings, originally started making custom tomahawks in his garage. When he discovered indoor axe throwing was a sport, they needed …

Chris and Jessica Ollis didn’t just wake up one day and decide to start a commercial kombucha brewery. The co-owners of Spring Branch Kombucha faced a number of challenges on their journey to …

“I was mentored by some amazing women who run massive direct-sales companies that are CEOs and founders,” says Nancy Bogart, CEO and founder of Jordan Essentials. Bogart says there aren’t a lot …

“We were pretty naive in believing if you build a website, you can sell anything,” says David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz. San Paolo says you shouldn’t expect word of mouth and social …

“We have a tag line - coffee with purpose,” says Eric Hadley, CEO and Founder of Got Your Six Coffee Company. “What we do is, we sell coffee, we pay the bills for the business, and at the end …

“I had tried, I had a couple ideas and I kept running into the same problem — and it was a reliable supplier,” says Tim Hendrix, co-owner of United States of Apparel. “Not finding a reliable …

“I started with no working capital. My husband came back from Afghanistan and his job was gone, so he went back to Iraq for a year,” says Nanette Willis, owner of Sassy’s Goodies L.L.C. in …

“We received our initial investment, which was a great start up investment. Any founder would have loved to have had that,” says Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software. “At …

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