Is St. Louis the next hot place to be an entrepreneur? Find out how the city is trying to become the next Silicon Valley with a major investment in startups. And keep employees motivated without spending a ton of money with five suggestions from Inc.com.

When tech takes over: Leather-working business owner Shawn Reed grapples with modern tech issues in The New York Times.

A startup hub in St. Louis? The Wall Street Journal reports that St. Louis is trying to attract entrepreneurs with a $100 million plan to invest in startups.

Go offline: Entrepreneur.com has 4 ways to turn online relationships into helpful business contacts.

Get the most from your staffers: Inc.com has five easy tips for business owners to keep their employees motivated.  

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