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Now hiring: efactory receptionist


Now Hiring The eteam is in need of a receptionist! We’re looking for a quick thinking, client loving, calendar managing pro to keep things running smoothly at the front desk. Job duties will include: Answering general phone and email inquiries Serving as the main point of contact for client requests Serving as the main point

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Three Tips to Consider When Starting a Business


Are you thinking about starting a business? The Missouri State University Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is here to help! Check out the tips below to avoid common stumbling blocks that folks run into when starting their own business. It’s all about the money, money, money…. Or is it? It is actually all about the

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Ceramex graduates from efactory, moves into SRC building


We know the drill Goodbyes are a fact of life at the efactory. As much as we like our clients, we like it even more when we get to see them grow into their own space. We’re excited to send our best wishes (and moving boxes) to Ceramex North America as they leave their home

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Start or grow your Etsy business with the SBTDC


Get Crafty Does the hum of a sewing machine give you a thrill? Do you wield a pair of scissors like a pro? If you’re a maker, an artist or a crafter you could be earning additional income through Etsy! Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship The Missouri State University Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is

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WON Communications heads underground


Goodbyes Suck How did Lil Wayne say it? Hate to see you go, but love to watch you leave? That’s how we’re feeling lately. Goodbyes are just part of the deal when it comes to incubators. As much as we love our clients, our end goal is to see them grow out of our space

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Cohort 3 wraps week seven with more investment talk


It’s (still) all about the Benjamins Accelerator teams wrapped up a second week focused on all things investment. They’re developed pitch decks, sat down with investors, and talked to folks who have been there, done that. Weekly Digest What You Need to Know About Taking on Investment with Steve Crowder, Ceramex Looking for Investment as

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8 organizations driving economic development in Springfield


Feelin’ Lucky We’ve been feeling extra fortunate lately to live in a community with so many people and organizations working hard to grow the economy. In honor us feeling so #blessed, we’ve rounded up eight local orgs that are working their tails off to drive economic development in Springfield. Check em out! City of Springfield

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Cohort 3 barrels through halfway point


We’re halfway done Do you ever look around and wonder where the last six weeks went? These folks just did. Cohort 3 has reached the halfway point. Nobody has cried yet (that we’ve seen), and we’re moving fast toward the finish line. Check out what the teams were up to this week and where they’re

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Content is King, or: How efactory Accelerator Teams Learned to Love Digital Marketing


Week Four: Done The efactory’s accelerator program moves fast. One week we’re talking accounting and business plans, and the next we’re talking… squirrels. And pizza. We shook things up in week four and shifted our focus to marketing, social media, and everyone’s least favorite word: content. Teams heard a presentation from a grown man who

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Four ways #SGF can help Cohort 3 this week


Cohort 3 is officially three weeks in. They’re drinking the Kool-Aid (it’s actually coffee) and hitting their stride. Their dreams are filled with KPIs and slide decks. Their thoughts are consumed with budgets and business plans. They’re ready for your help. It’s Your Turn We’re calling on you to help Cohort 3 grow. Check out

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