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Erika Biddix releases additional information on Aught’s co-working sites

Erika Biddix has released additional information on the recently rebranded co-working community now known as Aught as she readies her second location in Downtown Knoxville. As noted in this recent teknovation.biz article, that location in Suite 601 of the Langley Building, 520 West Summit Hill Drive, is expected to open…

Girl Boss Offices rebrands as Aught, announces second location and other plans

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “We realized our vision of what Girl Boss Offices could be was too limited,” Erika Biddix tells us in explaining the first few of what could be several more announcements from the owner of the company in the weeks and months ahead. Earlier…

Henry Ford taught us five entrepreneurial lessons

Henry Ford is recognized as a legend in the automotive industry, but this author suggests that are five key entrepreneurial lessons that he also taught us. Click here to see the list.…

Mixtroz mother and daughter team describe themselves as “streetfighters”

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “We call ourselves the streetfighters,” Kerry Schrader says in describing the dynamic mother and daughter team that is unwilling to take “no” for an answer as they stand-up a company named Mixtroz. Her partner is daughter Ashlee Ammons. Not only are they minority…

Beatles taught us a good deal about entrepreneurship

How are the Beatles and entrepreneurs similar? Saying that it’s “just like playing in a band,” this writer adds, “It is not a coincidence that some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs are either musicians or think of themselves as artists.” Read his thoughts here.…

Michael Neel driven by a goal related to his three daughters

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series on Knoxville entrepreneur and game maven Michael Neel.) By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Michael Neel is a man with many life experiences – U. S. Air Force weather forecaster, computer programmer,…

Tompkins practicing what he has learned and taught

By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Fred Tompkins has been around technology all of his professional life – as a faculty member, administrator and, more recently, as the University of Tennessee’s point person in Oak Ridge. He even teaches a non-traditional entrepreneurial…

JobsOhio caught in legal limbo

The State of Ohio’s uniquely crafted “JobsOhio” initiative is still waiting on its $100 million.…