Multicultural Entrepreneurs

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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Kansas City entrepreneurs

Kansas City Entrepreneurs’ Best Advice to Start Your Business

Your business idea is fresh. But you don’t have to start your business from scratch. Learn from entrepreneurs who have been there, done that. The experiences of others can help you avoid pitfalls and make smart business decisions. KCSourceLink’s Entrepreneurs in Action stories are a treasure trove of Kansas City...

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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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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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Social entrepreneur Godfrey Riddle of Civic Saint

How Storytelling, Press Kits Can Showcase Your Business to Future Customers

It’s one thing to have an amazing business. It’s another to be able to talk about that business succinctly and share information about it that’s memorable. That’s where storytelling — and a killer press kit — come in. How you present your business and tell people about it can help you...

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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 Rodriguez, connected with the Kansas City-area...

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ScaleUP! Kansas City Cohort 13

ScaleUP! Kansas City Reveals 13th Cohort of Scaling Business Owners

The ScaleUP! Kansas City program announced its 13th cohort of 20 local companies who will get the coaching, perspective and connections to scale, create new jobs, open new locations, develop resiliency for the future and strengthen the regional economy. The program, now in its eighth year, is the longest...

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Fahteema Parrish of Parrish and Sons Construction

How Parrish & Sons Became the First Black Woman-Owned Firm to Win the Mr. K Award

Fahteema Parrish had a unique path into the construction industry and entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Fahteema obtained an up close and personal view of what hard work really looked like. Her mother and father were entrepreneurs and owned their own HVAC business. Growing up, she remembers going on...

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A collage of 5 Kansas City social media experts

How Any Business Can Grow with Influencer Marketing: 5 KC Social Media Experts Share Top Tips

Want to expand the reach of your business? Working with a social media influencer to create sponsored content can be a powerful way to attract new customers, advance your brand’s exposure and gain credibility. Research shows 50% of millennials trust recommendations from influencers and have bought a...

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Kansas City Black Entrepreneur Success Stories

11 of the Best KC Black Entrepreneur Stories to Inspire You during Black Business Month and Beyond

August is National Black Business Month. It’s a time to celebrate these companies that help drive our economy and enrich our communities. According to the U.S. Census, there were more than 140,000 Black- or African American-owned businesses in the U.S. in 2020. Those ventures employed 1.3 million people and boasted...

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