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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Chris Goodwin of Insurance Pros

ScaleUP! KC Helped Insurance Pros Find a Growth Spurt, Power through the Pandemic

Chris Goodwin had a pretty good idea of what he was doing when he started Insurance Pros in 2002. But the training and networking available in the Kansas City entrepreneurial ecosystem helped him realize he doesn’t know it all — and that’s more than fine. These opportunities for KC...

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Taste Success: KC Workshops, Classes to Help You Develop Business Growth Strategies

Whether it’s a quick workshop or a multi-week course, these classes are the key to business and startup growth.

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GROWTH360 Applications Are Now Open to KC Businesses Looking for Growth

Learn more about the no-cost GROWTH360 program and see how the class primed alums to grow their businesses.

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GROWTH360 Alums: Why They Love This No-Cost Class, And Why You Should Apply

Learn more about the no-cost GROWTH360 program and see how the class primed alums to grow their businesses.

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Ruby Jean’s Juicery Lifted by Community Support as COVID-19 Pauses 2 Locations

The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging but also eye-opening for Chris Goode of Ruby Jean’s Juicery.

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Mom’s Secret Barbecue Sauce Inspires KC Entrepreneur’s Next Business during COVID-19

Serial entrepreneur Earstin Sanders started a new business during COVID-19. His Kansas City venture shares a special sauce and a passion for helping the community.

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Meet the 9th Cohort of ScaleUP! Kansas City Business Owners Primed to Scale, Grow

Meet the next 15 ScaleUP! KC companies that will get the community, confidence and curriculum they need to accelerate their businesses and jump-start revenue growth.

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To Scale and Grow Your KC Business or Startup, Build Efficiency with a ‘Pyramid’

To scale your Kansas City small business, you have to delegate. Here's a great strategy for shifting certain duties to others while you focus on growing you company.

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