Entrepreneurs in Action

Two lightsaber duelists clash at a Galactic Saber League event

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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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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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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Robin Moore, founder MyCo Planet

KC Scientist’s Mushroom Business Grows from Home Basement to Custom Warehouse

If you want something and you can’t find it, make it yourself. That’s what Robin Moore did. She started out growing unique mushroom varieties for her own use, but now, she’s the founder of MyCo Planet, the largest mushroom farm in the Kansas City area. Learn how Robin went from...

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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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Wes Smith (left) and Roy Scott (right), cofounders of Healthy Hip Hop

Empowering Kids through Healthy Hip Hop: A Journey from Music to Tech Entrepreneurship

The journey of Kansas City startup Healthy Hip Hop began with a personal revelation for its founder, Roy Scott, who, after reflecting on the impact of mainstream hip-hop, envisioned a platform that could offer a healthier alternative for young listeners. Roy grew up in Kansas City immersed in hip-hop culture....

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Kansas City women entrepreneurs

10 Inspiring KC Female Entrepreneur Stories for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. And women entrepreneurs make history every day in Kansas City. Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is chock full of women starting businesses, leading ventures and guiding other business owners. And they’re not alone. According to the Small Business Administration, women own more than 12 million businesses nationwide....

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The Top 15 KCSourceLink Blogs of 2023 Will Help Your Business, Side Hustle

Did you know that we here at KCSourceLink reach out to experts and entrepreneurs to uncover the best tips, tricks and content to help you as you start or grow that side hustle or small business? In fact, that’s our M.O. It’s our jam. It’s what we do. And if you...

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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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Valentine's Day gifts inspired by Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

Get Romantic with Kansas City-Themed Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Gift Ideas

Are you racking your brain over what to get your significant other for that special day? Do you need a sweet gift for your special someone? Take a cue from lovebirds Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. We designed the perfect Kansas City-themed romantic day for them — and you can...

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