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Lack of Loan Doesn’t Deter Dreams

When a bank told Abbie Brown, owner of Brown Abbey Gourmet, that she had to be in business for a year to qualify for a business loan, she sought an alternate method of funding. Duration: …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says his son Gabe started working with him in at age fifteen. Bloodworth needed some help in filling a large order and he …

“It’s just taking the time to be a good person and understand people, and if we do that, I think we’ll be very successful there,” says Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield. …

Will Carter, Marketing Officer for Central Trust Company, says he didn’t realize how important it is to listen until he started working with groups of people. “You can’t move the process forward …

Kirsten Miller, Compliance Manager at Uber, says she likes technology based companies because there are low barriers to entry. On the other hand, she says technology disproportionately rewards …

“I don’t feel like I go to work. I legitimately look forward to going to work every day, can’t wait to get in my car and get there and start working with the guys,” Michael Buttacy, Executive …

“You buy it Monday and it’s outdated Tuesday. We’re looking at lighting grids for our facility and some of the first LED technology that was so hot a year ago is now obsolete, so what do you …

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, …

“A lot of times I would just assume that they would know what I expected of them, or what I had in mind,” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s Mill Bakery and Cafe. Brown says she …

“You have to make tough decisions based on the data often, but the question is: how do you mitigate the impact and how do you still do what’s right for even the small number of people that are …

MJ Shaar, a wellness and motivational speaker and author of “Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance,” has an exercise she uses at speaking engagements. …

“If we get focused so much on just giving a haircut, then we quickly become like everybody else. We quickly funnel ourselves into a price game where you can just look at everybody choose the …

“I’ve realized that working with other people is once of the most crucial things that you can possibly do, and that you can’t do everything yourself and take it all on yourself,” says Will …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says you need to trust in your strengths as a business owner, but don’t be too proud to accept help when you need it. …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, discusses some effects of the company’s growth that have been simultaneously encouraging and challenging. Moore says in a growing company, you have to learn …

“The thing I think you need recognize is that, just because you may not have fifteen or twenty or thirty years of experience, don’t be intimidated by that,”says Jason Gage, City Manager for the …

Thor and Catherine Bersted started Lavender Falls Farm without a business loan. In this candid conversation four years into the venture, they share their personal ups, downs, doubts, and the lessons …

“Integrity is a lost art in business. Integrity is so important, I think, to really continue and do well in your profession,” says Sheri Smith, Navy Veteran, PBR Certified Sports Agent, and …

When Ron Kinney with Kinney Vending, Amusement, and Billiards Company, came back from serving in Vietnam, he started working in the family business with his father. When his father was killed in an …

Kirsten Miller, Compliance Manager at Uber, says one of her most interesting tasks was launching a new market in Hobart, Australia. They had no data for the market and had to rely on information …

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