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Stories from the Heart with Amy Butler, the Story Scribe

"The funny thing is, I never would have thought of myself as courageous in the business-endeavor sense. But each small step toward success—and I count among those the failures that I’ve overcome—has led to a greater trust in myself as an entrepreneur and a businessperson." Amy Butler of The Story Scribe

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Ugly Glass and Co.

Ugly Never Looked So Good

Twelve years ago, Jenny and Skip were crafting nomads, touring the arts and crafts circuit to sell their handmade jewelry. Today, they’ve grown roots in the Historic West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri.

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KC Cool

The Craft behind KC Cool

It started with a folding table, a handful of designs and a cool night on First Friday. KC Cool now boasts more than 40 designs and a championship belt in Battle of the Brands.

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Local Start, Made in KC

Made in KC

LocalStart has created a network of existing establishments that display with pride the Made in KC products that they offer.

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FireBug BBQ

FireBug BBQ, this year's champ of the Microenterprises, shares its origin story and the folks who have helped them grow.

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