ICYMI – The Ultimate Bizkill: Top 3 things that can derail your business plan

May 9, 2019

By Mark Reynolds and Tim Holtkamp So, imagine you’re developing your business plan for your start-up. Now, you know you have the BEST business concept and you know you’ll get the capital resources you need to start! But when you show your business plan to your investor or bank, things don’t go as planned. That’s…

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Extraco Big Idea Challenge Recap

May 1, 2019

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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ICYMI: Recap of March’s Bank & Brews – Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet

April 2, 2019

By Sam Brown Entrepreneurs struggle with the burning question–when is the right time to quit my day job? What if I quit too early? Or the real zinger question: What if I quit too late? No matter how many Enneagram tests you take, the decision to quit your day job is one of the toughest…

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Extraco Big Idea Challenge

March 6, 2019

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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Enneagram Stances: Meet Entrepreneur & Enneagram Expert, Dr. Jon Singletary

November 13, 2018

The Reformer. The Helper. The Achiever. The Individualist. The Investigator. The Loyalist. The Enthusiast. The Challenger. The Peacemaker. Do these titles sound familiar to you? If so, you’ve probably heard of the Enneagram. Based on ancient oral tradition and adopted as a means of self exploration in the mid-20th century, the Enneagram has quickly risen…

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Meet Waco’s Interpersonal Wellness Expert: Gary Wardlaw

October 15, 2018
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The Side Hustle: How Hobbyists and Freelancers are Changing the Face of Entrepreneurship

October 10, 2018

Have you ever had the desire to turn your weekend hobby into an everyday career? Maybe it’s time you got yourself a side hustle. So what is a side hustle? We’re glad you asked. It’s not a new part time job, and it definitely isn’t picking up a few hours where you already work. What…

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Planting Roots with Linen and Cake

September 6, 2018

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

September 5, 2018

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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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Alexa Wible of Alexa Wible Fitness

August 28, 2018

Alexa Wible of Alexa Wible Fitness is breaking barriers in the fitness industry and shares her Good, Bad & Ugly of entrepreneurship, as well as gives us a little insight on a tough market she is breaking into! Is there anything that has kept you from achieving your goals?  The biggest thing that has kept…

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