Posts by sbaker

Building Our Local Economy One Business at a Time

Article written by Samantha Baker, McLennan Small Business Development Center, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   GULP! The idea of starting a business and working for yourself can make anyone feel intimidated, even fearful. But because of the many advantages of working for yourself, small businesses and entrepreneur-owned…

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Baylor Expands Research Visibility and Impact

Article written by Linda Livingstone, president at Baylor University, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Can a university achieve preeminence in academics and research while remaining unambiguously Christian? From her earliest remarks upon coming to Baylor University, President Linda Livingstone has affirmed that not only is that vision…

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WACO: Where it All Began

Article written by Chris Dyer, president/CEO of the Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Downtown Waco looks vastly different now than it did when I left Baylor in 1998 with my undergraduate degree. From my vantage point at that time, there…

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Hobbs Bonded Fibers – Innovators Showcased on “How It’s Made”

Article written by John Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.        in • no • va  tor: A person (or company) that introduces new methods, ideas or products. A pioneer, trailblazer or prime mover.   The photo next to “innovator” in the dictionary should be…

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Start Up Waco Opening Doors for Entrepreneurs

Article written by Vicky Kendig, contributing writer, published in the 2019 first quarter edition of Greater Waco Business magazine.   Waco’s movers and shakers are predicting exciting times for entrepreneurs in the city and in McLennan County. Representatives of the Greater Waco Chamber recently said that the area has experienced 82 consecutive months of economic…

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Fourth Quarter 2018 Member News

Featured in the fourth quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business Magazine. Do you have great news about your member business? We want to share it! Send your member news to Autumn Outlaw.    ———————————————————————————————————————- Baylor Moves to #6 among Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies Baylor University offers one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship…

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Small Business Q&A with Ashley Futris, owner of Bolt Boutique

Article published in the fourth quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business magazine.    Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Greater Waco community – more than 70 percent of our membership is considered “small business.” We love introducing small businesses and their owners in our “Small Business Spotlight.” This allows us to…

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What Healthcare Means to Small Businesses in Waco

Article written by Nancy McEachern, REBC, Business Development Director/Producer with Insurors of Texas, published in the fourth quarter edition of the Greater Waco Business magazine.    Any business owner distinctly understands the impact that attracting, developing and retaining a strong workforce has on a company’s growth and success. Many times, small and medium-sized businesses can quickly…

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