Author - Jake Slobe

Brock Stechman and Brody Dorland, founders of DivvyHQ

DivvyHQ Acquisition Propels Content Management into New Era

In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, managing many content projects can quickly become overwhelming. This was the case for Brock Stechman and Brody Dorland, who were running a full-service marketing agency in 2011 and found themselves grappling with the complexities of managing numerous campaigns. “We were creating a ton of...

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Digital Sandbox KC second quarter 2024 awardees

5 Startups Join Digital Sandbox KC in Q2 2024 for Support, Project Funding

Digital Sandbox KC announced five new startups joining its program that will receive crucial support, mentorship and up to $20,000 in project funding to accelerate their innovative projects.   “We are delighted to bring these cutting-edge startups into the Sandbox, connecting them with the necessary support and resources to advance their innovative...

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Build the Best Budget for Your Small Business or Side Hustle

Managing finances is crucial for the success of any small business. A well-structured budget not only helps you plan for future expenses but also allows you to identify areas where you can save money and allocate resources more efficiently. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create a budget for your...

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How Your Small Business Can Get More Positive Google Reviews

Picture this: A customer is searching for a product or service you offer. They see your business but hesitate. What pushes them to choose you? Often, it’s the Google Reviews they read. Google reviews are one of the most influential platforms for your business’s online reputation and Google Business Profile....

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The founder of Walz Tetrick Advertising accepts the Mr. K Award.

Walz Tetrick Advertising Wins 2024 Mr. K Award

Kansas City-based advertising agency Walz Tetrick Advertising has been crowned the Mr. K Award winner for 2024. Named after the legendary Kansas City entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Kauffman, the Mr. K Award is bestowed upon companies that show business growth or sustainability, excel in employee relations, engage in community service...

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Better Than an MBA: 8 Entrepreneurship Books to Give Your Business the Edge

Whether you're a seasoned business owner or a budding entrepreneur, the power of knowledge is unparalleled in shaping your path to success. In this blog, we highlight eight must-read books meticulously curated to inspire, guide and equip entrepreneurs and small business owners with the tools and mindset necessary to navigate...

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Real-Life ‘Star Wars’: KC Lightsaber League Aims to Save an Ancient Sport

In the heart of Kansas City, a unique venture has been igniting the spirits of “Star Wars” fans and community enthusiasts alike. Galactic Saber League, an effort to revitalize fencing for a new generation, has evolved into a vibrant community hub where lightsaber enthusiasts gather to train, compete and...

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Kali Buchanan of Kali Buchanan Interior Design and Cindy Shelto of Nifty Promotions

2 KC Entrepreneurs Win 2024 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Two women entrepreneurs from the Kansas City area have been selected to receive a national 2024 Enterprising Women of the Year Award by Enterprising Women Magazine. The Enterprising Women of the Year Award is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. Now in its 22nd...

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Bruce Ianni of Chemniscient, Megan Dalton of Matresence and Jared Welch of AskAvery

3 Startups Join Digital Sandbox KC for Mentoring, Project Funding

Digital Sandbox KC announced three new startups joining its program that will receive crucial support, mentorship and up to $20,000 in project funding to accelerate their innovative projects.    “We are proud to welcome these cutting-edge startups into the Sandbox, connecting them to the help and resources needed to accelerate their groundbreaking...

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Regnier Venture Creation Challenge 2023 winner

Pitches, Career Fair, Workshops Part of First Regnier Student Founders Summit

Are you a student with a passion for innovation? Are you dreaming of turning your ideas into impactful ventures? Look no further! The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting its first-ever Regnier Student Founders Summit on Friday, April 12, which includes seminars, keynotes, workshops, a career fair...

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