Posts by Carole Fergusson

ICYMI – The Human Resource Lifecycle of a Business

By Alex Eichenberg, Liz Barton & DJ Snyder  Employees can either make or break your business. Employee Benefit News reported that it costs employers $15,000 per employee (based on $45,000 median salary) to replace. We know that every business wants to improve its bottom line, and one way to do that is to better understand…

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Extraco Big Idea Challenge Recap

It has been said that an idea can change the world, and two Central Texas entrepreneurs are one step closer to making their idea a reality thanks to the Extraco Big Idea Challenge, a partnership between Extraco Banks and Start Up Waco. Clay Springer, owner of HomeHarvest, won first place and took home $5,000 and…

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Extraco Big Idea Challenge

Extraco Big Idea Challenge: Pitch Your Big Idea For a Chance to Win Up To $5,000 We’ve all heard the saying ideas are worth $1,000. What if we told you we believe ideas are worth more—way more? In partnership with Extraco Banks, Start Up Waco is launching the Extraco Big Idea Challenge (BIC). The Extraco…

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Planting Roots with Linen and Cake

Waco has transformed into a city full of opportunities. With booming growth and a supportive community, it’s the perfect place for entrepreneurs to plant their roots. We’re excited to see Waco’s rich, entrepreneurial soil draw people from across the country and Theresa and Bret Emry are the perfect example. Not long ago, they made the…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ellen Mote of Ellen Mote Jewelry

We are celebrating with Ellen Mote with Ellen Mote Jewelry as she’s grown her business into larger markets in and outside of the Waco area! Ellen gives us her realness on the Good, Bad & Ugly of entrepreneurship! What lessons have you learned about leadership?   Last year I attended a 5 day business leadership intensive…

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