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SBDC Client Expands Beyond The Bear Necessities

When Matt Bramlette found himself unemployed after a long and successful career in advertising and design, he took a new direction, stepped out on a limb, and opened a retail store. His first location was in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, but later expanded and moved to Westport to a larger space with [...]

By |2019-05-14T14:09:02-05:00May 13th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on SBDC Client Expands Beyond The Bear Necessities

Will Brown Saves Clients from “Decorating Distress”

If you worry about how your home looks and feels when you walk in the door, you’ve probably experienced what William Brown calls “decorating distress.” Here’s where he wants to come to the rescue. “Acknowledging that our souls need spaces to replenish and renew away from the many distractions of life, my passion and purpose [...]

By |2019-04-12T10:05:25-05:00April 12th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Will Brown Saves Clients from “Decorating Distress”

KRockArt Launches from a Love of Painting

Kristen Rock Chouinard left a corporate career on the chance that she could turn her passion into a new business. Today, her love for painting has evolved from a therapeutic and creative outlet into an entrepreneurial quest with KRockArt. “When I create, one of my many hopes is that the piece will speak to its [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:11:33-05:00March 12th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on KRockArt Launches from a Love of Painting

Bryan Shannon and TicketRX make a big leap

In June 2018, we shared the success story of Bryan and his company, TicketRX. Since then...big things have been happening! Jill Meyer and our SBTDC team have been with him the whole way. Bryan has recently sold his startup to a fintech company with global reach. It was not his first offer. As with every [...]

By |2019-03-07T16:07:55-05:00March 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Bryan Shannon and TicketRX make a big leap

Jen Rarey Harnessing Creativity

Jen Rarey was enjoying a successful eighteen-year career as a Creative Director at Hallmark when her name was among the hundreds who found themselves suddenly unemployed in the Hallmark layoff of 2015.  While she knew layoffs were coming, she thought her position was secure, but she was wrong.  Her head spinning from the shock, she [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:07:56-05:00February 13th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Jen Rarey Harnessing Creativity