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Happiness in a Box: Fête Box

"My whole life I have known that I would work for myself, which, in my own mind, was the definition of an entrepreneur. I had dreams of being an independent person who helped others. It wasn’t until college, though, that I realized my entrepreneurial career should be based around creativity." Maddie Kamphaus of Fête Box.

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Stories from the Heart with Amy Butler, the Story Scribe

"The funny thing is, I never would have thought of myself as courageous in the business-endeavor sense. But each small step toward success—and I count among those the failures that I’ve overcome—has led to a greater trust in myself as an entrepreneur and a businessperson." Amy Butler of The Story Scribe

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KC Cool

The Craft behind KC Cool

It started with a folding table, a handful of designs and a cool night on First Friday. KC Cool now boasts more than 40 designs and a championship belt in Battle of the Brands.

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Burn the candle at both ends, jump in with your idea, is the advice from young entrepreneur Betsy Johnson.

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Leap and Found is focused on literally reinventing Search. Visual results, curated search and sociability are helping it sculpt a new paradigm.

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Local Start, Made in KC

Made in KC

LocalStart has created a network of existing establishments that display with pride the Made in KC products that they offer.

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    You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.

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    You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.

  • iconMain Street

    You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.

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    You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.

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    You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.

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    You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.