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Fashion in the kitchen? You bet, as long as the cook's wearing the Kitchen Boa, the creation of Laura Laiben, founder and owner of the Culinary Center of Kansas City. Located in Downtown Overland Park, the Culinary Center offers cooking... more

Corey Poirier—international best-selling author, TEDx presenter and award-winning speaker—joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the common traits of influential leader, how to identify your purpose and passion, why... more

Acquisition and a willingness to embrace new market opportunities have been the keys to growth for third-generation, family-owned Towner Communications. The company started as a television repair company in 1965. Today it is a thriving... more

Brothers Michael and James Fry and their wives launched Brown Button Estate Sale Services after having a bad experience at an estate sales in 2011. With no industry experience, but a strong will to offer a better alternative, the couples... more

Making Kansas City a more fit and healthy place, one person at a time. That's the mission of fitness power couple Micah and Diana LaCerte, co-owners of Hitch Fit Gym & Hitch Fit Online Personal Training. These entrepreneurs and World... more

Dan Gregory, co-founder of the Impossible Institute, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how he helps businesses achieve the seemingly impossible by teaching them a process for approaching challenges differently... more

Chanda Bell, co-founder and co-author of ?The Elf on the Shelf,? shares how she and her twin sister and mother turned a cherished family tradition into an iconic brand that delivers holiday magic. Listen to other entrepreneurial stories in the... more

After an experience in a hospital with her young son, Kourtney Govro set out to find a way to make life better for both patients and caregivers. The result was Sphere3, a company that offers an award-winning patient data analytics platform... more

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council President Karen Kerrigan joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss what could be in store for small businesses under a Trump administration. Among the topics we'll tackle are... more