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Pandemic Hampers Business Planning

Brent Cochran, owner of Al’s Pals Pet Place, says the pandemic has made it difficult to analyze his business and set long term goals. He says they hope to grow into a brick and mortar location so …

Christine and Austin Mayfield, owners of Juniper Coffee Roastery, say plan to spend double your projected numbers to give leeway for unexpected expenses. Austin says most financial institutions …

Aaron Elliott and his partner thought it might be difficult to build a team that shared their vision for F8 Training and Situational Self Defense. He says they were lucky to find an instructor whose …

Brent Cochran says he spent six months researching e-commerce before launching Al’s Pals Pet Place. Cochran says he spent hours most evenings after work learning how to overcome various …

Michelle Romero, owner of PKD Venue, says they experienced a decrease in bookings because people are fearful of contracting COVID. She says they’re looking forward to spring and summer to host …

Patrick Little, co-owner of 22 Sierra Coffee Company, says they outsourced their social media management to promote consistency in content. Little says themes are important, but they can see a …

When Aaron Elliot’s business partner approached him about starting a self-defense school for women, he decided they needed to pursue a different concept. Elliot, co-owner of F8 Training and …

Brent Cochran, owner of Al’s Pals Pet Place, started an e-commerce business to work with his son Alex who has Down’s syndrome. The venture combines Alex’s love of pets with social interaction …

Patrick Little, co-owner of 22 Sierra Coffee Company, says company logos are very important in building a brand. Little says they changed logos to differentiate their product from competitors and …

C.C. Guice, owner of A Wench in the Gear, says it took a leap of faith to quit her day job and pursue her passion. Guice says her significant other gave her the confidence she needed to go all …

Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she plans to build infrastructure to extend her growing season. McCleary says adding caterpillar tunnels, a cooler and employees will set …

Christine and Austin Mayfield, owners of Juniper Coffee Roastery, created a unique syrup for the cold brew coffee they sell at a farmers market. The syrup had to meet their standards as well as FDA …

Patrick Little, co-owner of 22 Sierra Coffee Company, says they made a conscious decision to build their social media network before releasing their products to the public. They also sought …

C.C. Guice, owner of A Wench in the Gear, says when the pandemic halted fashion orders, she fell back on an earlier product. Guice says adapting the masks she used to make for anime conventions …

Jamie Tillman, owner of Canna Bliss wanted to create a line of CBD products made by women for women. She created her Lady Sativa line as a passion project. Tillman is one of Springfield Business …

Patrick Little, co-owner of 22 Sierra Coffee Company, says after leaving the Air Force, he and partner Joseph Kidwell wanted to continue serving active duty military, veterans and first responders. …

C.C. Guice, owner of A Wench in the Gear, grew up in a family of seamstresses and was encouraged to create and design her own clothing. Guice took her designs to a new level by repurposing used items …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That says they’ve been very selective about building partnerships. He says it’s important to find partners who share your vision and sense of community. Drennen …

Jamie Tillman, owner of Canna Bliss says it’s more difficult to advertise CBD products than others because some social media ban ads with images of the plants. She says she’s relied on media …

When Molly McCleary’s grandfather needed a caregiver, she decided to grow flowers because it provides a good ROI for a small acreage. McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, has hired a …

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