Giving Clubbing a New APPeal

Joshua Lewis was always the go-to for where to be on the weekends in Kansas City. The spurred the idea for UpDown Nightlife App. The increase is reliance on our cell phones for every part of life played into the huge launch 2016.   UpDown faced the first huge obstacle seven months later when the [...]

By |2019-12-04T10:28:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Giving Clubbing a New APPeal

If the Shoe Fits, it’s a Business Success

How can a local, retail shoe store compete with national chains and online shopping? Kathy Gates, owner of The Running Well Store, has found a competitive edge by going beyond basic customer service and products. At her three locations, customers can receive a stride analysis, shoe fitting session, test run outside the store, strategies for [...]

By |2019-11-12T11:54:30-06:00November 12th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on If the Shoe Fits, it’s a Business Success

Thirsty for Success

Luke Einsel had an idea seven years ago. Take smoothies and frozen drink products to the public through food service programs, thereby redefining beverage distribution. Thirsty Coconut was born and is thriving in the Kansas City market and eight other states! “It was a complete disaster” says Luke about his retail storefront launched in May [...]

By |2019-10-14T09:21:04-05:00October 14th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Thirsty for Success

Tech Company Gains Pivotal Insights from SBTDC

Donald Hawkins started his business with a simple idea: help small businesses communicate affordably and effectively with their customer base. However, translating the concept into reality required some high-tech development. Hawkins started by creating a system for customers to push notifications and messages about their businesses. But in the very early stages of development, one [...]

By |2019-08-26T13:35:37-05:00August 12th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Tech Company Gains Pivotal Insights from SBTDC

Udo Gets You Help, When You Need It

You’re ridiculously busy at work. The kids need summer activities planned. It’s time to schedule the dog’s annual checkup, and you have 50 thank-you notes that need to go out. What if you had a personal assistant who could handle it all? Better yet, what if your employer offered it to you as a benefit? [...]

By |2019-08-26T13:32:11-05:00July 15th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Udo Gets You Help, When You Need It