Dowd’s Cloud

StartUp Memphis editor James Dowd shares the latest local news.

Time to say goodbye

Wow. What a ride it’s been. And an extraordinarily meaningful one at that. But, just like the moments ticking away from start to finish on the moving attractions at theme parks and carnivals, eventually the ride ends and it’s time to … Continue reading

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Everywhere Else Tennessee Conference Announces 10 Finalists for Startup Avenue

Nick Tippmann, who stepped into a senior organizer’s role last year at the inaugural Everywhere Else conference is running the whole show this year and when I spoke to him recently he said that this year’s sophomore effort is set to be … Continue reading

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Memphis Library boosts small business resources

This just in from the team at Start Co. and the Memphis library system: New offerings are available for small business owners and entrepreneurs. If you’ve never visited the Small Business Center at the main library, you owe it to … Continue reading

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New vision emerges, new horizons beckon

Here it is – my final “Startup Memphis” column for The Commercial Appeal and this site. I’ll continue to update the site this week, then I’m transitioning to a new role in a different industry…but still in Memphis. It’s been … Continue reading

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Take a Look at the Growing Number of Older Adult Entrepreneurs

Check it out – from the good folks at the Kauffman Foundation about an interesting piece at NPR about a surge in *mature* entrepreneurs. Here’s a peek: National Public Radio’s All Things Considered looked at the growing number of older … Continue reading

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Regulations loosened, accessibility to SBA loans expanded

Revisions to a federal loan program will mean better access to funds by small business owners, officials at the U.S. Small Business Administration are reporting. The changes to the loan program will make it easier for small business owners to … Continue reading

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Interactive Expedition – “You are who Google says you are”

In case you haven’t signed up for Wednesday’s Interactive Expedition, do so now! Dave Barger and crew promise an incredible morning of programming that you won’t want to miss, whether you’re a tech geek, non-techie, entrepreneur or small business person … Continue reading

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A March Madness Guide for Entrepreneurs

Check it out – the latest guest column by Charlie Brock, CEO of Launch Tennessee. By Charlie Brock Each March, millions of people fill out their NCAA basketball brackets in hopes of correctly guessing which teams will make their way … Continue reading

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Greeneville entrepreneur named Tennessee’s “Small Business Person of the Year”

Congrats to Tracy Solomon, president and CEO of Tevet that according to its website is a “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned and HUBZone small business providing both new and refurbished test equipment from leading manufacturers such as Agilent Technologies.” Solomon, of Greeneville, Tenn., was … Continue reading

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EmergeMemphis to host reception touting its mission, vision

In case you haven’t already saved the date, then put April 10 on your calendar and make plans to stop by EmergeMemphis to check out the incubator’s new look and get details on how its vision will shape and support … Continue reading

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