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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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The efactory is hiring a marketing graduate assistant


We’re looking for help The efactory is accepting applications for a marketing graduate assistantship. If you’re a graduate student with an interest in marketing, social media, videography, and other fun things we want to hear from you! The position will start in the fall of 2018 when the new school year kicks off. A little

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The efactory’s accelerator teams fly through week two


    Week Two: Done Week two has come and gone for Cohort 3. Find a recap of their week below along with ways you can help. Weekly Digest: Innovation Bootcamp (part one of four) with Greg Tucker, Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center Office Three-Part Financial Management Series with Chrystal Irons, Small Business

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Cohort 3 of the efactory’s accelerator wraps up week one


Week One: Done Cohort 3 survived week one! The four companies got settled into their space, pitched to community members on day one, and dug into their business plans with help from the Small Business & Technology Development Center. We’ve recapped week one below and shared the teams’ greatest needs. Keep up with the cohort on

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Edible Arrangements delivers joy (and chocolate) to Springfield


We’re showcasing local small businesses all week long in honor of Springfield Small Business Week 2018. Read on to hear from Jeni Huelskamp, who has owned and operated Springfield’s Edible Arrangements for over a decade. Edible Arrangements Tell us about Edible Arrangements, for those who haven’t been lucky enough to receive a package from you all:

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