In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Sioux City featured a week of stories on local entrepreneurs. The response was overwhelming, and therefore, we’re going to continue to run the responses we received through this week. Find all the stories here.
BUSINESS OWNER: Diane Daby
BUSINESS NAME: Springboard Coworking
MAIN PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Collaborative Workspace and private meeting spaces
YEAR STARTED: 2013
ADDRESS: 700 4th Street Unit 210, Sioux City
WEBSITE: SpringboardCoworking.com and Facebook and Twitter
Q: What makes you an entrepreneur?
A: Nothing special, I saw a need and I am attempting to fill it.
Q: What was the driving force behind you starting a business? What drives you each day?
A: To help small businesses thrive in downtown Sioux City.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome as you’ve grown your business?
A: Stepping outside my comfort zone and becoming an entrepreneur.
Q: What has been your greatest reward?
A: Networking with great people and watching the startup community grow.
Q: Why are startups and small companies important to a local economy?
A: Keeping young talent in our community and harnessing their creativity.
Q: What more can be done to help create, grow and promote small businesses and startups in Sioux City and the region?
A: Continue to build the startup community and offer guidance if needed.