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Smart Companies KC host Kelly Scanlon sits down with Richard Shipley, co-founder and CEO of LocalStart.org, an organization that works to create top-of-mind awareness for products made in Kansas City—and strengthen the local economy.
Tune in to find out how the initiative started, the progress that's been made, where the movement is headed and how you can get involved.
On this episode of Smart Companies Radio you'll meet Lidia Bastianich, an Emmy award-winning public television host, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Discover how Lidia married her two passions in life – her family and food, to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children. Lidia’s cookbooks, co-authored with her daughter Tanya, include Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, Lidia’s Italy in America, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, and Lidia’s Italy—all companion books to the Emmy winning and three time nominated television series Lidia’s Kitchen. Lidia is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants - Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia's Kansas City. She is also founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high quality broadcast productions. She also has a line of pastas and all natural sauces called LIDIA’S.
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Michelle Jacobs and Mat Hertig Co-founders of Alight Analytics join host Kelly Scanlon to talk about your marketing dollars. Find out if you’re making the right marketing investments in your company and why Alight Analytics with its unique ChannelMix marketing platform can provide you with the aggregate information you need to boost sales and build your business.
To find out more about Alight Analytics visit them online at: https://alightanalytics.com/about-alight-analytics-marketing-firm/
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Joining Host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Smart Companies Radio is Kristin Naragon, Director of Email Solutions at Adobe, A proven force recognized as a leader in cross-channel management, Adobe has a long heritage and experience in email; Kelly and Kristin will discuss key findings from a new study on why email marketers are not satisfied with the current tools available, and why they feel on a large scale ESP’s (email solution providers) aren’t cutting it.
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Do you know what the number one reason is employees quit their jobs? How about seven?
Discover what the seven reasons are and what you can do to stop the exodus from your company. Leigh Branham, SPHR and the founder of Keeping the People, Inc. joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the employment climate in the current economy. Branham is author of three books including,"The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It’s Too Late". They'll discuss the root causes behind employee disengagement and what you can do as a small business owner to retain your staff. Leigh has been interviewed on National Public Radio, published in The Harvard Business Review, and quoted in Business Week, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and many others through The Associated Press, as an expert on employee retention.
Keeping the People, Inc. is a talent management consulting firm which helps organizations analyze root causes of turnover and employee disengagement, then develop and implement employer-of-choice strategies.
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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
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Ewing Kauffman’s success in building Marion Laboratories is like an entrepreneur’s dream come true. With just $5,000 of borrowed money, he built the company into a $6.5 billion success. How did he do it? Jim McGraw served as Mr. K’s Chief Operating Officer during Marion’s period of explosive growth. As his way of giving back, Jim has developed free programs that outline critical skills he and Mr. K used at Marion during its glory days. These skills are as valuable today as they were then.
In 2015, McGraw has developed a new program that will address other the critical skills that entrepreneurs need to succeed. One of the most important is "GRIT"; the ability to bounce back from disappointment.
To learn more about the free programs offered by Jim McGraw visit: http://leappahead.com/
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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
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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.
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Joining Host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Smart Companies Radio is Mike Hurd, Director of Marketing with Downtown KC and Drew Solomon with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. Drew and Mike will share news about LaunchKC a program designed to attract tech entrepreneurs locally, regionally and nationally to apply and compete for up to 10 $50,000 grants, mentorship, transitional work space and other incentives. LaunchKC will select the top-scoring entrepreneurs to develop high growth, successful businesses in Kansas City, Missouri. You’ll also get details on Kansas City landing its first ever Tech conference which is scheduled for September 2015
For more information go to http://www.launchkc.org/
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Joining Smart Companies KC Host Kelly Scanlon is Adam Fichman, Owner of Lifted Logic, an independent creative agency devoted to design and branding as well as website development and SEO optimization among other things. Kelly and Adam will talk about how Lifted Logic got its start, its tremendous growth as well as the honor of being selected as one of this year's class of 25 Under 25 winners.
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Joining Kelly is Sheila Shockey, owner of Shockey Consulting Services of Lenexa, Kansas. Sheila will explain her company’s role with communities helping them to make informed decisions regarding infrastructure, public services, development and establishing priorities. The firm’s work is garnering praise on both a local and national level. Last year Shockey Consulting was awarded a National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
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Learn more about Shockey Consulting online at: http://www.shockeyconsulting.com/
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