May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019 — Cookeville, TN — The first ever Made Here Market, hosted by The Biz Foundry Entrepreneur Center, filled Cookeville’s historic Westside on Saturday, April 27th. The Market, which was projected to have 800 to 1000 visitors in attendance, welcomed an...

February 6, 2019

If you have a smart phone, you can make a first-rate video to market your business – whatever business it may be. Maybe you have a boutique for clothes and accessories. Perhaps you offer your services as a consultant. If you aren’t using video marketing, you are severe...

November 1, 2018

Let me throw some statistics at you: 

40% of new entrepreneurs in the United States are women. And in our nation all together, there are 11,600,000 women-owned businesses, generating $1,700,000,000,000 in sales. That’s a number in the trillions, my friend. 

Applause! Yes...

October 1, 2018

I’ve heard that the average person has an attention span of eight seconds or less when processing new information. So… if you want to get new clients to subscribe to your email list (and you do- it’s one of the best ways to communicate with target customers), you have...

September 18, 2018

Fall kicks off the year for many of you. Or at least the cool weather after a slow-motion muggy summer makes it feel like something fresh is beginning. People come back to life with the cooler air.

Conferences are scheduled.

Exhibits and trade shows happen every oth...

August 24, 2018

How Dave & Lisa Uhrik are setting the trend to bring skilled manufacturing to our communities

Dave and Lisa Uhrik have not always been entrepreneurs, but in 2014, they chose to leave their jobs in corporate America for what I would call, “a quest to revive skilled craft...

July 30, 2018

Smart Play has been a God-send to the moms and dads of this community for the last four years. If you have a child between the ages of six weeks and twelve years, it’s quite likely that you have been to Smart Play at least once.  (If you have no small children, fear no...

June 22, 2018

How Amber Flynn-Jared, through Hub-and-Spoke Business Ideation, became Empress of Cookeville

I don’t know if it’s the mountains, or the air quality, or maybe it’s the ability to wave to cows on my way to work? Whatever it is, there is something special about this part o...

May 16, 2018

Nothing sounds more painful to me than standing around in a semi-crowded room, hoping to make eye contact so I can hand out my precious business cards, while simultaneously praying that nobody sees me because those conversations can be SO AWKWARD.

This is why I write...

May 14, 2018

                                       Marty Maynard, CEO of the fastest-growing community bank in the Upper Cumberland.

Marty Maynard is CEO of one of the fastest growing com...

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