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The Business of Inclusion & Diversity

I joined Dionne King on a rainy weekday at Quay Coffee in the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. As always she looked like she was ready to meet with the top brass of a major corporation. That wasn’t far from reality. She only had a few minutes for this interview before she was off to [...]

By |2018-10-12T10:54:21+00:00October 12th, 2018|Success Stories|Comments Off on The Business of Inclusion & Diversity

New Owner Positions for Growth

Stella Crewse started at the bottom in a male-dominated industry. She worked her way up from part-time bookkeeper, learning everything she could about the plumbing business in her 14 years at Morgan Miller Plumbing. Then in 2017, she bought it. Crewse began the business transition by enlisting the expertise of the Small Business & Technology [...]

By |2018-09-14T13:51:21+00:00September 14th, 2018|Success Stories|Comments Off on New Owner Positions for Growth

4 Hacks to Help Your Business Hire and Retain the Right Talent

Hiring great employees isn’t easy. Every step brings its challenges and heartaches: recruiting stellar candidates, navigating the hiring process, onboarding new employees, inviting them into your company culture and encouraging high performance and professional development. And when you do find that great hire, what’s the secret to getting them to stay and grow with the [...]

By |2018-08-20T13:31:35+00:00August 20th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on 4 Hacks to Help Your Business Hire and Retain the Right Talent

Teen Entrepreneur Aims High

High-achieving, eighteen-year-old Erin Smith will not be following her friends to college this fall. Instead, she’ll delay her entrance to Stanford University to take the next step in developing her medical technology venture, FacePrint. For the past two years, Smith has been working with the UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) on a [...]

By |2018-08-15T15:02:35+00:00August 15th, 2018|Success Stories|Comments Off on Teen Entrepreneur Aims High


By Carmen DeHart Are you dreaming of a new business idea or ready to position your existing business for growth? ELEVATIONLAB is launching this fall to help businesses at all stages with classes and workshops designed for entrepreneurial success. ELEVATIONLAB is the new training program of the UMKC Small Business Development & Technology Center, offering [...]

By |2018-07-19T11:20:02+00:00July 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What is ELEVATIONLAB?