Author - Becky Brown

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Having Small Business Finance Trouble? These 5 Tips Will Keep You on Track

Most new year’s resolutions are long forgotten by now. But there’s still time to make sure you’re starting 2024 off on the right financial foot. What you do now can have a real impact on your business’s financial outlook — and taxes. Fortunately, there are easy ways to protect your business...

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7 Steps to Prep Your Small Business or Side Hustle for the New Year

Out with the old, in with the new? Not so fast. Before you ring in the new year, make sure your business is ready for 2024. The end of the year is an ideal time to take stock of your business. Taking a hard look at what’s working, what could improve...

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Classes and Workshops to Help You Start Your Business or Side Hustle in 2024

Why start the year off with another resolution about going to the gym? Make 2024 the year you finally start your business. KCSourceLink’s Resource Partners can help make it happen. Kansas City’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem offers a wide variety of free or low-cost information sessions, classes and workshops designed for people...

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10 Free Business-Boosting Resources You Can Access at the Library

What’s everywhere, free and filled with entrepreneurial goodness? It’s the library! And you won’t just find that help in books. Kansas City’s library systems are chock full of resources and guidance from experts to help small business owners. Whether you’re wondering if starting a business is right for you or looking...

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Mindy Rocha of CJ Industries LLC

From Toiling in the Basement to Helping Build the KC Airport: See How This Construction Entrepreneur Did It

Mindy Rocha’s dad and grandfather were pipefitters by trade. When she was in her early teens, her dad started his own business in their basement. Like many ventures, it was a family affair. “I did my first quote letter at 13,” Mindy says. “My love for my dad became a love...

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GEWKC 2023 Insiders’ Guide: How to Make the Most of Global Entrepreneurship Week – KC

Ready to connect, learn and grow? Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City is the place to be! Nov. 13-19, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and peeps who support KC small business will gather for classes, workshops, panels and networking events galore. It’s all things entrepreneurship, and it’s all FREE. GEWKC is open...

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10 Reasons You’ve Gotta Attend Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City

It’s the same old question: What’s in it for me? With Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City, the answer is: PLENTY! If you’re wondering why you should go to GEWKC Nov. 13-19 (in-person base camp is Nov. 15-17), we compiled a list of some pretty great reasons, and we bet by...

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Carolina and Pedro Morales of Quality Framing and Art in Mission, Kansas

How a Master Framer Grew a Thriving Kansas City Business from a Garage

Quality Framing & Art started out like many successful ventures: in a garage. “That time in the garage was crucial for us,” says Pedro Morales, owner of the Mission, Kansas, based business. It was that time in the garage when Pedro and his wife, Carolina, connected with the Kansas City-area organizations...

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These Reputable Brokers Can Help You Sell Your Kansas City Area Business

You won’t live forever, and you can’t own a business forever, either. Sooner or later, every business owner has to transfer ownership, sell, liquidate or merge with another venture. Many business owners actively avoid thinking about succession planning. But knowing your options can help you make the right decision instead of...

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