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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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Beyond Touchdowns: How Chiefs Wins Drive Economic Prosperity in Kansas City

When the Chiefs win, so does Kansas City. To win another Super Bowl title this year — the fourth in franchise history and the third by the team in the past five years — would not only energize the city’s already passionate fan base, but the economy as well. Let's break it...

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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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3 Instagram Tips for Your Business, Plus a #Secret No One Is Talking about

Guest blog by Kelsey Webb, founder of Rayn Social Instagram has become a powerful platform for businesses and for selling products and services; maximizing your success requires implementing the right strategies. Here are my top tips for using Instagram to promote your business. 1. Play it safe To make sure your social media...

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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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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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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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GEWKC 2023 Insiders’ Guide: How to Make the Most of Global Entrepreneurship Week – KC

Ready to connect, learn and grow? Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City is the place to be! Nov. 13-19, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and peeps who support KC small business will gather for classes, workshops, panels and networking events galore. It’s all things entrepreneurship, and it’s all FREE. GEWKC is open...

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10 Reasons You’ve Gotta Attend Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City

It’s the same old question: What’s in it for me? With Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City, the answer is: PLENTY! If you’re wondering why you should go to GEWKC Nov. 13-19 (in-person base camp is Nov. 15-17), we compiled a list of some pretty great reasons, and we bet by...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City 2023

GEWKC: Build Your Agenda from 100+ Sessions for Nov. 13-19

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City, the metro’s largest annual, multiday educational event for aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners, kicks off Nov. 13-19, and attendees can now sign up to attend no-cost virtual and in-person sessions throughout the week that will supercharge their business or business idea. To attend for...

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