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Michael Doss, creator of Emerson Park, started making his own coffee soap as a hobby. Seeing a demand, he started selling products online and to retail stores across the country. Doss says they …

“I have days where I am on top of the world. I got more online orders today than I ever have and I’ve gotten an email from someone saying how good it is. And then I’ll have a week where I …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says it’s an absolute necessity for entrepreneurs to be educated in business. Bloodworth says he has a good business manager, …

Abbie Brown, owner of Brown Abbey Gourmet, wowed Catherine and Thor Bersted when she made her Greek salad dressing for Lavender Falls Farm. They encouraged her to start her own company selling her …

“We are trying to change systems here, not just people, so it takes committed consistency,” says Keisha Mabry, who is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. Microaggressions are verbal or …

“He goes out and takes risks and might do something that people advised him against, but definitely follows what he believes is right and truly [is] a very smart guy,” says Rachel Anderson, …

President of Croley Insurance and Financial, did a lot of “grunt work” at his first job. Croley says his boss told him he could stay in his position, but at some point he should build his own …

Brenda Jackson, Director of Business Development for Grooms Office Environments says one of the most satisfying things about being an entrepreneur is seeing the effect on her sons. Jackson, who owned …

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 …

“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’ve always been an adventurer and a risk-taker with business and trying different things — even within my own business, I would try different paths,” says Brenda Jackson, Director of …

Gino Wickman’s book “Traction” presents the Entrepreneurial Operating System, which Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing says has been hugely impactful on their business. Moore says whether …

Austin O’Reilly, owner and founder of Dynamic DNA Laboratories, shares philosophies that have helped him be a better entrepreneur and person. O’Reilly says you should strive to reduce baseline …

Brenda Jackson, Director of Business Development for Grooms Office Environments, had owned her own business for fifteen years when she decided to analyze her career. “I either was going to finish …

“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, …

When Katie Baker, owner of The Gracious Plate, received an award from Feast magazine, She didn’t anticipate how it would affect demand for her prepared meals. “I went from hoping that people …

“If I could think of anything that’s been a driving force for me my entire life, it’s learning and growing and continuing education,” says Elle Feldman, co-owner Good Skin Day. Feldman says …

“My whole life goal is to change the world, one connection at a time,” says Keisha Mabry. Mabry, who is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur, says she had a “quarter-life crisis” and …

“The biggest mistakes I’ve made, fortunately, have been ones we identified very quickly,” says Tom Muetzel, with Finnegan’s Wake. Muetzel says you have to be aware of yearly changes that can …

“It’s been hard for me to choose. There is a point when I knew I needed to focus on one of these businesses,” says Elle Feldman, owner of Elle’s Patisserie and Lavare Spa (now rebranded as …

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