Author - Jamie Barnhart

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 posted June 17, 2021 Most entrepreneurs write a business plan, but it quickly becomes outdated.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 ask some of the most famous entrepreneurs, they never even had a business plan in the first place....

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 views: 3,967 (33% increase from 2020) Fun Fact: Fort...

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 Real Estate Innovators “Fort Worth in an amazing city for business and entrepreneurship. I think you see that particularly...

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 knew that if I was going to do...

Innovator Spotlight: Elyse Dickerson of Eosera

Ear wax. It is something that every person is familiar with but not something regularly talked about. When you think about ear wax, there can be a range of emotions. You may be the type of person that knows it exists, that your ears produce it, and know that when it is time to clean your ears when you pull your ear buds out and wax is caked on them. Or you may be the type of person that regularly cleans your ears, so you rarely have wax build up. Or you may be that person that has had an...

Innovate Fort Worth Podcast: Favorite FW Innovators, Part II

Fort Worth is full of innovation and innovators. The Innovate Fort Worth 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 thought it would be fun to compile a list of these innovators favorite local innovators. The first 10 episodes of favorite innovators can be found on a previous blog post, Innovate FW Podcast: Favorite FW Innovators. Episode 11: Sherlye Gillihan is the CEO of CauseLabs, a...