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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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ashley Futris with Bolt Boutique

August 23, 2018

Ashley Futris is no stranger to the entrepreneurial community. She recently had a soft opening for her new boutique downtown, Bolt. On August 24th & 25th, she will have the grand opening, and we could not be more excited for her! She touches on all the Good of being an entrepreneur: Who do you look…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Nathan Weekley with Virage Goldsmiths

August 16, 2018

Nathan Weekley, with Virage Goldsmiths, ties his love for the Waco community into the experience of his jewelry shop. Right on Austin Avenue, his personal experiences with customers are what drives his passion for creativity. Nathan hits on both the Good and Bad of the entrepreneurial journey.   Who do you look up to for…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly – Summer Shine with Luna Juice

August 14, 2018

We are taking a look at another entrepreneur’s perspective of the Good, Bad & Ugly of entrepreneurship. Summer Shine, a local entrepreneur and small business owner of Luna Juice, gives perspective of the real challenges and rewards of being a small business owner! What sparked the fire that inspired you to start? I had a…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Devin Li with Waco Cha

August 9, 2018

Have you ever felt that owning a small business has hidden secrets? We are digging into the nitty gritty of entrepreneurship with local business owners to find out the answers. Devin Li, entrepreneur and owner of Waco Cha, gave us the inside scoop of the good of owning a business. Is there anything that has…

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A Hands-on Approach to Entrepreneurship with Maker’s Edge Makerspace

August 7, 2018
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Supporting Our Community One Connection at a Time – Meet Carole Fergusson

July 18, 2018

We’re excited to announce the newest member to the Start Up Waco team, Carole Fergusson. As Communications Coordinator, Carole will play an integral role in furthering Start Up Waco initiatives within our community.  If you’ve met Carole, then you know her passion for her hometown spills out onto everything she does, especially when it comes…

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Meet Waco’s Womanpreneur, Emily Mills

July 11, 2018
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Influencing Entrepreneurial Growth Across Central Texas: Our Meeting with the McLennan SBDC

June 25, 2018

The McLennan Small Business Development Center serves as a vital resource for entrepreneurs and innovators in Central Texas. The organization is staffed with experts providing business counseling, referrals and networking events at low or no cost to the entrepreneur. We had the chance to meet with Steve Surguy, McLennan SBDC Director, to gain insight on…

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