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Springfield, MO’s Manly Cans creates gifts for the men in your life


Meet the Manly Can Manly Cans is a family-based business specializing in the gifting world. While running another gifting business for eight years in Springfield, MO Jeni Huelskamp consistently heard customers say that they wished there were more gifting options for the men in their lives. So, she got to thinking. Thinking led to excitement,

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Meet Springfield’s Top 5 SBA Lenders


Getting from A to B Today’s small business owners often find themselves in a Catch-22. You need capital to increase production, open a storefront, or invest in equipment and employees to help your business grow. Those are worthy investments. However, you may not have enough cash on hand to do those things outright. And without

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5 Reasons Why It’s Great to be a #SmallBiz Owner in Springfield, MO


We’ve rounded up five (of the many) reasons why it’s great to be a small business owner in Springfield, MO in honor of Springfield Small Business Week. 1. There are a ton of awesome resources The Springfield community is jam-packed with resources and programs that are focused on helping businesses succeed. Whether it’s one-on-one consulting

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The efactory names four companies to accelerator cohort #3


Cohort 3 is here The efactory is excited to welcome four Springfield startups to Cohort 3 of the accelerator program. We put a strong slate of applicants through the wringer and emerged with four local groups that are ready to disrupt industries and make their mark. The four companies below will take part in a

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The eFactory is celebrating five years


Remember When? In March of 2013 Missouri State University set out to grow the IDEA Commons district and create a front door for entrepreneurship in southwest Missouri. Flash forward five years and here we are! A fully occupied business incubator, a bustling coworking space, robust trainings and business consulting, and some truly amazing impacts. The

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We’re looking for a student worker!


Join the eFam We’re looking for an awesome student worker to help with day-to-day operations at The eFactory. You’ll help with trainings, events, client services and more in an award-winning business incubator located in the heart of downtown Springfield. We’re most likely to swipe right on someone who: is available 10-20 hours a week can

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The eFactory wins InBIA’s January IMPACT award


We’re the university incubator of the month! The eFactory is excited to receive the January 2018 IMPACT award from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).  The InBIA IMPACT awards are designed to recognize high-impact organizations that are moving the needle in their communities and regions. InBIA reviews six categories of entrepreneurship centers, including: technology, mixed

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Meet Lance Coffman: SBTDC’s new full-time biz consultant


The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is excited to announce the hiring of Lance Coffman as the program’s newest full-time regional small business consultant. Lance is joining a team of dedicated small business consultants who serve hundreds of business owners annually through trainings and one-on-one consultation. If you’re thinking “Hey, that guys looks

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CellARide launches SnapVIN


SnapVIN is here CellARide is a technology company using text messages to revolutionize the car shopping experience. The group has spent the last six months fine-tuning their latest offering, SnapVIN. This new technology connects shoppers to the car info they’re looking for while helping dealerships learn more about who’s engaging with their vehicles. Awkward interactions,

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