Speaking Startup: How to ‘shop local’ this holiday season

Entrepreneurs and their supporters often encourage consumers to “shop local” during the holiday season. But how should a shopper go about doing that?

This week on the podcast, Austin Barnes has some tips. Barnes and the team at Startland News recently released their annual holiday gift guide, which features products from an assortment of Kansas City makers, crafters and more.

Also on this week’s show, we hear the story of two aspiring medical marijuana entrepreneurs who are hoping to get a business off the ground in the small mid-Missouri town of Eldon.

Here’s the full rundown:

  • 2:30 – Latest headlines in entrepreneurship news
  • 5:01 – Medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Eldon
  • 11:49 – Holiday gift guide review with Austin Barnes of Startland News
  • 18:00 – Numbers in entrepreneurial news and a closing thought

The Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs. Find more Speaking Startup on our website or wherever you get your podcasts.


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