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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

SBTDC clients chosen for 25 Under 25 award in 2019

Thinking Bigger has chosen the 25 Under 25 class for 2019 and we are proud to announce that four SBTDC clients are among those being honored. The award is given to Kansas City companies that have 25 or less employees and demonstrate growth and contribution to the KC entrepreneurial community and economy! We are so [...]

By |2019-01-11T08:49:49-05:00January 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on SBTDC clients chosen for 25 Under 25 award in 2019

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 |2018-08-20T13:31:35-05:00August 20th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on 4 Hacks to Help Your Business Hire and Retain the Right Talent

What is ELEVATIONLAB?

By Carmen DeHart Are you dreaming of a new business idea or ready to position your existing business for growth? ELEVATIONLAB launched in the fall of 2017 to help businesses at all stages with classes and workshops designed for entrepreneurial success. ELEVATIONLAB is THE training programs of the Missouri SBDC and SBTDC at UMKC , [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:42:39-05:00July 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What is ELEVATIONLAB?

When is the right time to start a business?

Your business is your baby, and much like parenthood, business ownership isn’t for the squeamish. Some entrepreneurs fall into it by surprise. Others plan and strategize, waiting for just the right… moment, opportunity, cash flow, partner, etc. The thing about starting a business is that waiting for the perfect time may mean waiting forever. More [...]

By |2018-03-08T09:49:08-05:00January 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on When is the right time to start a business?