Business Growth

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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ScaleUP! KC alums

Wanna Scale Your Business in 2024? Apply for ScaleUP! Kansas City

ScaleUP! Kansas City — a selective, game-changing program, offered at no cost to selected participants — is now accepting applications. Its 14th cohort runs from Aug. 8, 2024, to Nov. 21, 2024. Applications are accepted through July 25, 2024, at scaleupkc.com. “For nearly 10 years, ScaleUP! Kansas City has helped...

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Jeff Dutzel of Dutzel's Catering and Events

He Started a Catering Business as COVID Hit and Grew It Anyway

Being a successful doer isn’t the same as being a successful entrepreneur. Just ask Jeff Dutzel of Dutzel’s Catering & Events. “People always say I must have a passion for cooking,” he says. “But I have a passion for smart business.” Learn how this savvy entrepreneur combined work experience, business know-how...

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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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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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KCSourceLink Resource Partners meet at ESO Day 2023

What’s a KCSourceLink Resource Partner & How Can They Help Your Business?

Starting and running a business can feel like the loneliest job around. But you don’t have to go it alone. KCSourceLink’s Resource Partners are here with free or low-cost information, mentoring and/or funding for you and your venture. Learn how you can build your business with the help of these entrepreneurship...

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4 SEO Tips Any Small or Local Business Can Use to Get More Customers

KCSourceLink is a client of WiseGuys Digital Marketing. There is nothing better than generating a new customer from organic search results. It almost feels like magic. However, there is one problem most businesses run into when trying to grow their rankings on search engines: They don’t know exactly what to do. In...

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How to Prioritize Mental Health and Build a Sustainable Business: Practical Advice from Kansas City Entrepreneurs, Health Professionals

Being an entrepreneur can be exhilarating. It's a chance to chase your dreams, be your own boss and create something meaningful. However, the process of starting, growing and scaling a business is rarely smooth. From working long hours to struggling with financial insecurity and the constant pressure to...

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