Next up on our Entrepreneurial Mindset Training: Lessons Learned series is participant Mark Franzke of Franzke Stringed Instruments. "It taught me that you start small," Franzke explains, "and you test your assumptions." By testing your assumptions regarding your business's feasibility, you will be able to "find out what your customer really wants, because they're going [...]
Next up on our Entrepreneurial Mindset Training: Lessons Learned series is participant Nathan Kincaid of Idea Machine. Kincaid explains that the most important thing he learned in regards to starting a business is to think about solving other people's problems first and foremost. "Rather than force or put forth what I want to do," he [...]
Urban Business Growth Initiative Clients Report $7 Million in Increased Sales and over 32 Jobs Added
In less than a year, the Urban Business Growth Initiative has graduated its first Ice House class, held 125 counseling sessions with more than 40 clients, and helped clients add 32 jobs. Counseled clients have also reported $7 million in increased sales. The Urban Business Growth Initiative features training programs and technical assistance provided by the [...]
America’s Small Business Development Center Network is the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of the network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Hosted by [...]
Mark Allen was recently interviewed by KMBZ Business Channel's Krista Klaus during her Power Lunch segment, where they discussed the UMKC SBTDC and Digital Sandbox KC. Listen by clicking below.