Author - Jamie Barnhart

A look at Sparkyard in 2023

Sparkyard held its grand opening during the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week. We thought this would be a great opportunity to see how 2023 shook down with some general stats and entrepreneurial assistance.  Total number of website Users: 11,502 Total Sparkyard Pageviews: 27,927 With the exception of the Sparkyard homepage, the top 3 most viewed pages have stayed consistent through the last three years:  Business Entity Types  Resource Navigator   Calendar Total Published Blogs: 38 Number of blog views: 4,531 Here are some "Need to Save" posts from 2023: Earth-Friendly Ways to Cut Waste AND Your Marketing Budget How to Fund Innovation for FREE When to Ask and Investor to Sign an NDA Top 10 Important Documents You Need...

A look at Sparkyard in 2022

Sparkyard held its grand opening during the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week. We thought this would be a great opportunity to see how 2022 shook down with some general stats and entrepreneurial assistance.  Total number of website Users: 13,909 (22% increase from 2021) Fun Fact: With the exception of the United States, the top 3 countries that have  interacted with our website are the Philippines, United Kingdom and India.  Total Sparkyard Pageviews: 31,577 (3% increase from 2021) Fun Fact: Similar to last year, with the exception of the Sparkyard homepage, the top 3 most   viewed pages on the website are:  Business Entity Types  Resource Navigator   Calendar Total Published Blogs: 35 Sparkyard had the opportunity to have 7 guest authors in 2022...

10 Most Read Blogs on Sparkyard 2022

In the summer of 2021 we ran the numbers and showed the Top 10 Read Blogs for the previous year. We decided to run the numbers again in 2022 and see what’s changed in the last year and what content our readers like to see. So here’s the updated top 10 posts of all time (since we launched in 2019)! 

10. Burn the (Traditional) Business Plan! posted June 17, 2021

Most entrepreneurs write a business plan, but it quickly becomes outdated. And, if you...

A look at Sparkyard in 2021

Sparkyard held its grand opening during the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week. We thought this would be a great opportunity to see how 2021 shook down with some general stats and entrepreneurial assistance.  Total number of off topic YouTube videos watched during meetings: 528  Total number of website Users: 10,812 (52% increase from 2020) Fun Fact: With the exception of the United States, the top 3 countries that have  interacted with our website are The Philippines, India and China.  Total Sparkyard Pageviews: 30,759 (27% increase from 2020) Fun Fact: With the exception of the Sparkyard homepage, the top 3 most   viewed pages on the website are:  Business Entity Types  Calendar  Resource Navigator   Total Published Blogs: 36 Sparkyard had the opportunity to have 4 guest authors in 2021. Number of blog...

Innovate Fort Worth Podcast: Favorite FW Innovators, Part III

Fort Worth is full of innovation and innovators. The Innovate Fort Worth podcast was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for those local innovators to tell their stories and share their latest projects with our community. At the end of each episode the host, Cameron Cushman, asks each guest who their favorite innovator is in Fort Worth. We compiled a list of our guests’ favorite local innovators.  Be sure to check out the favorite innovators for episodes 1-21 here.

Episode 22: Kevin Henry is the founder and CEO of Accountable, a company that is easing HIPAA training for employees

Favorite Fort Worth Innovator: Energy and...

Innovator Spotlight: Tamara Payne of Ensemble Coworking

Burleson City Councilwoman and co-founder of Ensemble Coworking, Tamara Payne, sat down with the Innovate Fort Worth team during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 to discuss her entrepreneurial adventure and her love for the Fort Worth entrepreneurial ecosystem. Here are some highlights of that discussion. Before serving on the city council and before starting her coworking space, Tamara went to school to study communications. She worked at a few television stations and then veered into marketing when she decided she wanted to start a family and the stress of working was not making that easy. “I had a couple of years of a difficult pregnancy and had miscarried twice and I was trying to get pregnant. I...