2017: Another Great Year in the Books!

2017: Another Great Year in the Books!

Every December I write this article reflecting on the moments, milestones, and amazing people that made 2017 a year to remember. From announcing another Best in the West business competition winner to accepting a state-funded grant in which we have been tasked with turning forty-foot motorhomes into rolling innovation labs, it’s been an extremely busy year for theCO.

However, overlooking the mistakes, the loses, and the setbacks for the year would be naive of us as an entrepreneur development center. Some of the greatest achievements and growth can be traced back to times of failure, and that’s perfectly okay! We’ve seen great ideas and potential businesses put on the back burner this year and understand that life gets in the way sometimes. Just know that theCO is here to help. Ask us questions, and tell us about your struggles. We want nothing more than to see you grow personally and help your business grow as well.

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Our Jackson Home: Proudly Made In America

Our Jackson Home: Proudly Made In America

Next week at our second MakeShift lunch session, we are proud to welcome Preston Powell of Yukon Outfitters to share about the why taking risks is essential for success—something he knows personally since uprooting his life and business from Hong Kong to Jackson, Tennessee. Read this family's crazy story for yourself on the Our Jackson Home blog, told by his wife Lexi Powell of Alexandra Lauren Design.

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MakeShift 2017

MakeShift 2017

We can't wait to kick off MakeShift with a bang next week with Brad Montague's session on intention and imagination—and so many other great ones to come! Read below for a little insight into each of our speakers and their presentations, and if you can't decide which one to attend, click here to register for the full series at a discount.

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Happy New Year! (Almost.)

Happy New Year! (Almost.)

Yet another year has come and gone as if 366 days (Leap year, remember?) never stood between it. However, a lot can happen in a year, especially if you’re running a business. theCO wants to be the first to congratulate you and your business on all that you’ve accomplished. We also want to be the first to encourage those wishing their ideas would just take off: there is never a better time to start than now! We’ve been busy, but have you? A new year is the perfect chance to get your priorities straightened out and realize there are a lot of helpful resources right in your own backyard. These resources happen to live in a magical world called theCO

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