10 Under 40 Winner: Corey Larkin

Corey Larkin
Owner, High Ground Cafe + Espresso Bar

What are you working on now? 

I have been working on a lot of small businesses and start-up networking.

What is your vision for the future? / What would you like to see happen in Siouxland?

Hopefully more small businesses and unique places. There’s so many people that want to do these but have no direction or are scared. There’s lots of help out there, they just need to be pointed there.

What are you doing to make that happen?

Having meetings at High Ground for Small Business and Startups. Created a facebook group for the area. Sioux Falls has a similar one that helps and does very very well.

How can people help you make that happen? 

Check out the Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/siouxlandstartup

What is the most important key to success?

Keep at it. Don’t get discouraged. You don’t understand exactly how hard it is to run a business and everything that goes into it, until you’re actually in it!

What is one challenging life experience that taught you something you’ve been able to use to your benefit or to the benefit of others?

Starting a business during a pandemic is hard, but maybe starting in a time where it is so very hard will make the future much easier.

What quote or saying inspires you? 

My dad often said during hard times, “This too shall pass”. It’s hard to always have that outlook but it’s very true.


I run Sioux City Cars and Coffee, Sioux Falls Cars and Coffee, Sioux City Fall Car BBQ, Sioux Falls Fall Car BBQ, Midwest Euro Club, Midwest Euro Takeover, and  Siouxland Small Business and Startups.

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