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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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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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Patty Gentrup of KCSourceLink speaks at the Forging the Future of Entrepreneurship event

What’s in Store for the Future of Kansas City Entrepreneurship?

What will the future of entrepreneurship in Kansas City look like? What’s needed to make sure small businesses in our region have what they need to be successful?  On April 2, 2024, nearly 150 individuals – existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, organizations that help entrepreneurs, and other community leaders – came together...

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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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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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Grow Your Business with These Kansas City Classes and Workshops

Spring is a time of growth — and if it’s time for your small business to expand, you’re in luck. Kansas City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem offers lots of opportunities to learn the skills you need to scale your business. Need to step up your marketing? Or are you ready to jump into...

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