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Entrepreneurism: Its Place In Economic Growth

When the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) cultivated relationships to win the Amazon HQ2 project, community leaders, including Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James, stated the region’s real value as “the collaborative spirit” in which two states (Kansas and Missouri), 18 counties and more than 50 communities worked together.

Efforts toward […]

2018-03-22T10:30:58-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Economic Growth|

Business Pivots As A Path To Growth

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At a recent Northland Coffee Connect, Dave Palmstein, Managing Director of the Northland Angel Investors Network, spoke about the need for start-ups to show proof of business. In other words, can you prove buyers will purchase your product or service?

What […]

2018-03-20T16:33:27-05:00March 20th, 2018|Business Growth|

Smaller Is Smarter: Three Ways To Rightsize Your Business

For many Boomers, downsizing equates to job loss, layoffs. Rightsizing translates to squeezing into a single-level, garden home.

Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, look at streamlining as opportunity, innovation and creativity.

With nearly 400,000 small business start ups each year, creating more than 60 percent of all new jobs in America, lean businesses tend […]

2018-03-16T17:27:52-05:00October 13th, 2017|Business Growth|

Perception Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Dear Bettie:

My last visit to the grocery store left me sad and concerned for my parents. I was taken aback by the number of elderly people working there.

I’m nearly 30 and work in the healthcare field. Upon the advice of my mom, I’ve already begun planning for my future. I am saving, paying down my college debt and have begun […]

2018-03-16T11:04:12-05:00October 13th, 2017|Multigenerational Workforce|

Know Your Audience

September 2017

Dear Bettie:

During a recent presentation to my supervisor (the Dean) and me (Research Project Manager), software sales people began the meeting by defining data for us.  Perhaps they didn’t know they were meeting with seasoned research professionals!

They used several terms which certainly did not resonate within a clinical research environment. I was almost embarrassed for them.

Following our meeting, I […]

2018-03-12T11:30:01-05:00September 18th, 2017|Business Growth|