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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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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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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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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Regnier Venture Creation Challenge 2023 winner

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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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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Kansas City entrepreneurs

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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