• 00:29

    On Your Doorstep or on a Roof Top: Companies Offer Fresh, Healthy Food

    in Food

    Two hosts, two guests this week on Smart Companies KC with a spin on how to buy organically in Kansas City.

    Smart Companies Executive Producer Mary Mckenna visits with Craig Howard, Owner of Howards Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch Food and Grocery and the soon to open Howard’s Café and Roof Top Garden in Kansas City.

    Smart Companies KC host Kelly Scanlon then sits down with Jaime Burks, Marketing Specialist with Door to Door Organics Kansas City, delivering fresh organic produce and natural groceries to your door.

    Learn how these two businesses have put a new twist on how to buy your weekly groceries.

    Find out more about Door to Door Oranics at https://kc.doortodoororganics.com/shop-good-food

    To know about Howards Grocery go to: http://www.howardskcmo.com/

  • 00:15

    Adam Lingner Introduces Voters Direct

    in Politics

    Adam Lingner explanis the need for the Voters Direct Website and how it can be used to take our government back from the corporate lobbyists!

  • 00:28

    Number Phobic Business Owners - Help is on the way with Professor Dawn Fotopulos

    in Entrepreneur

    Joining host Kelly Scanlon on Smart Companies Radio is Dawn Fotopulos, founder of BestSmallBizHelp.com, an award-winning blog dedicated to helping struggling solopreneurs. She is also the associate professor of business at The King’s College and  an experienced entrepreneur and small-business turnaround expert. She has rescued more than 300,000 small  businesses from financial disaster. She'll share advice from her new book, "Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners" and explain how  understanding your financials doesnt have to be difficult.

     Dawn has led an accomplished 20-year career in business,  working as a serial entrepreneur, vice-president at Citigroup and Wall Street trader. Fotopulos is a certified facilitator in the Kauffman FastTrac Program, and is a CEO  leader for the Job Creators Network. An expert in her field, she has been featured on MSNBC’s “Your Business,” at the New York Times Small Business Summit and in Forbes.

    For more information visit www.bestsmallbizhelp.com

    To listen to more shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon visit our archives 

  • 00:30

    Finding New Customers and Growing Your Small Business with bizHive's Dave Walker

    in Marketing

    On Smart Companies KC with host Kelly Scanlon, you'll meet Dave Walker, a 25+ year veteran marketing intrapreneur-turned-born-again entrepreneur who has created, developed, built, and fixed go-to-market strategies for some of the largest, most recognized brands in the country, from Wal-Mart to Toys R Us to Microsoft to Home Depot. In 2011, Dave launched the innovation consultancy, Synthacis, with a handful of product development, marketing and organizational experts from around the globe, on a shared mission to discover, develop and deploy $5-$500Mil new businesses from inside Fortune 500 clients (like Bridgestone/Firestone and Tribune.)

    Kelly and Dave will also discuss the launch of his own startup, "bizHive",  an intelligent marketplace for millions of Small to Mid-size Businesses to efficiently & effectively shop & buy marketing & advertising resources they need. 

    To register for the upcoming KC Business Builders Bootcamp on April 8th 2015,  go to http://www.Sprint.bizhive.com

    To listen to more shows on the Smart Companies KC Network visit our archives

  • 00:31

    Is Direct Marketing For You?

    in Women

    You’ve encountered them at one point or another—someone calls your home phone, offering a certain product or service. This form of sales, called direct marketing, is often considered annoying and invasive by consumers but when carefully planned and implemented, it can be a great source of income for anyone who wants to bring extra money to the family.

    But where do you start? And more importantly, how do you ensure you have the right skills, tools, and ethics to take on the discerning taste of consumers?

    Our guest in today’s Christian Women Entrepreneurs on Fire episode Chris York will share with us what we need to know before embarking on a direct marketing gig.

    Chris is a  Professional Network Marketer, Internet Marketer, and involved in Direct Sales of skin care and anti-aging products. She started in 1999 and is now working for a global company where she is building a large team of people from different parts of the world.

  • 01:00

    Direct Audio with Big Buji on Twin Radio Syndicate

    in Entertainment

    He is back tonight with a brand new studio and he will be playing the hottest Indie Artists out today...plus he will be interviewing Minista Roc tonight!!! This is gonna be a jam packed show that you don't wanna miss out on so make sure you tune in from 8-10 pm EST and if you have a request or shout out call (646) 716-4952 press #1 to chime in!! 

  • 00:30

    Deserving Families Move from High Rent Homelessness to a Place of Dignity

    in Entrepreneur

    Joining host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Smart Companies KC is Kirk Miles, President of Affinity Charitable Resources, former CEO of Kansas Special Olympics, and the co-founder of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Affinity Charitable Resources is currently working with River of Refuge, a non-profit, Kansas City based organization committed to help transition homeless families who have jobs from high-rent motels and shelters into permanent housing. River of Refuge provides lodging and services for the working poor, providing families with a direct alternative to “pay by the week” living arrangements and giving them the opportunity to receive resources needed to be successful in permanent housing. John Wiley the founder of River of Refuge is also the Pastor of River Church Family in Raytown, Missouri. He'll share the story behind River of Refuge and the families it's helping in the community.

    To hear more stories please visit our Smart Companies KC archives.


  • 00:23

    Giving Flowers a New Lease on Life with Startup Company ReBloom

    in Entrepreneur

    Those beautiful flowers you see at a wedding or fancy event cost tons of money. At the end of the night those elaborate displays usually go straight in the trash, unless some enterprising partygoer takes them home.  That's where ReBloom steps in.
    Rebloom recycles the floral arrangements after big events, so they end up at your wedding the next day for cheap, or on your dining room table or on your desk at the office.instead of disappearing after a single night.

    On this episode of Smart Companies Radio you'll meet CEO and founder Jennifer Soffen who will share with guest host Mary McKenna how she developed the business that combined cheaper flowers with giving to charity and recycling.

    To listen to our podcasts check out the Smart Companies Radio Archives

  • 02:02

    Direct Snap NFL Team Grades And Draft Outlook

    in Football

    This week on the Direct Snap we will be discussing and grading each team's free agency period as well as what their offseason moves thus far may mean in terms of their draft strategy heading into April. 

    We will give you team grades, draft outlook and may even veer off into some of our biggest winners and losers in general of the free agency period. What you may not be expecting is that we may also be giving you some predictions for some of the hottest names still on the open market including Greg Jennings, Michael Crabtree, Stevan Ridley, Lance Briggs and many more. 

    Don't be shy!! Give us a call and join in on the action at 714-333-3302 and fill us in on your thoughts! You are your own team's voice! Voice your opinion as you are their biggest fan! 

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  • Direct Audio with Big Buji on Twin Radio Syndicate

    in Entertainment

    Tune in tonight to the hottest producer in The Carolinas...Big Buji....as he plays the hottest Indie and Mainstream Music out today from 8-10 pm EST on Twin Radio Syndicate!! So tune in and see what all the fuss is about and you can even call in to chime in or make a request (646) 716-4952 and press #1!!! 

  • 02:00

    Direct Snap NFL Mock Draft Round One

    in Football

    Join Joe Kleine and Tyler McMullen for a full two-hour episode for the Direct Snap as we will be discussing a ton of National Football League related topics. 

    We will fill you in on the latest free agency moves and give you our thoughts on said moves. 

    We will also be discussing the NFL's veteran combine in which a ton of former "name" players will be participating in. 

    Lastly, and most importantly to the Direct Snap crew, we will be giving you all our full LIVE and unscripted 2015 First Round Mock draft. Unfortunately this season we will not be projecting any trades as it caused a bit of turmoil last season, but we will continue to pump out our mock drafts! 

    To give us a call, which is always encouraged, just dial 714-333-3302 and join in on the fun! 

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