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February 9, 2015

JUNK Architects, PC, Kansas City, receives 2015 Excellence in Business Award

JUNK Architects, PC, Kansas City, receives 2015 Excellence in Business Award JUNK Architects, PC, of Kansas City, was honored Tuesday, Feb. 3, as a winner of the 2015 University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program’s (BDP) Excellence in Missouri Business Award. The awards highlight outstanding achievements by firms
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January 29, 2015

Fifteen Kansas City businesses chosen to be a part of national ScaleUp! program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A national initiative targeting successful small businesses is launching here in Kansas City. More than 60 cities applied for the opportunity, but only eight cities made the cut. One Northland business called Weave Gotcha Covered is one of Kansas City’s selected businesses. It’s a
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June 3, 2014

Lessons Learned with Mark Franzke from Entrepreneurial Mindset Training

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
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May 5, 2014

Lessons Learned with Nathan Kincaid from Entrepreneurial Mindset Training

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
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April 11, 2014

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
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February 20, 2013

Listen to Mark Allen’s Radio Interview on KMBZ’s Power Lunch

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.
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January 16, 2013

Digital Sandbox Announcement

Join Kansas City’s leaders in business, technology and higher education. Be among the first to hear a major announcement about the Digital Sandbox – a hub that will help techies develop and test new technologies for commercialization. It’s efforts like these that will drive growth in the local
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December 7, 2012

Mark Allen Featured on Entrepreneur KC Radio

Our own Business Development Specialist here at the UMKC SBTDC, Mark Allen, was featured on Entrepreneur KC Radio with Sara Davidson and Jason Grill on Thursday, December 6. Listen and find out about our upcoming events and classes for 2013, including our FastTrac New Venture, FastTrac Growth Venture,
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