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Top KCSourceLink entrepreneur stories of 2023

Your Top KCSourceLink KC Entrepreneur, Small Business Stories of 2023

Is that a bird? A plane? NO! These are the top Kansas City entrepreneur stories you couldn’t stop reading in 2023. These side-hustlers and small business owners performed amazing feats of entrepreneurship, like growing from a home garage to a Main Street store, winning awards, growing a business in the face...

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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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KC Area Startup Ronawk Has an Innovation That Could Change Biotech

The story of Overland Park, Kansas-based biotechnology startup Ronawk began almost a decade ago when A.J. Mellott and Heather Decker found themselves held back by the tedious process of culturing cells manually.    “I got really frustrated with the process, and in that frustration, I had this sort of eureka moment of, ‘If I’m...

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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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See How KC Tech Startup SaRA Health is Transforming Physical Therapy

Digital health startup SaRA Health was born out of a simple yet profound idea – improving patient experiences in physical therapy.   The company’s co-founder and CEO Steven Coen, who himself was a frustrated patient, had received exceptional care from his physical therapists but felt a lack of continuity between visits. This led him...

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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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See How You Can Keep the GEWKC Magic Going Into 2024 and Beyond

As Global Entrepreneurship Week - KC comes to a close, here's how you can keep the inspiration, expert advice and networking going into 2021 and beyond.

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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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How to Be an Influencer and Content Creator, According to 6 Pros Who Made It Their Career

If you’re wondering about how to be an influencer or content creator, we built this blog to show you how to successfully pursue this form of entrepreneurship. With time, effort and the right strategies, you can build a successful business around writing blogs and newsletters, producing videos, hosting podcasts, live...

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