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Joining Mary McKenna, filling in for Host Kelly Scanlon on this week’s episode of Smart Companies KC is entrepreneur Damian Garcia, co-founder of Dark Horse Distillery and director of sales. He’ll explain how he and his siblings all with separate career paths elected to start a small business together running a craft distillery in Lenexa, Kansas. He'll share the story on how they built the business complete with trips to the state capital to change some laws.
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After 25 years in the radio/tv news business, Bob Benish decided to launch his next role, a part he was born to play, as the owner and bakery chef of Benish's Bakery. What started as a specialty bakery in 2007 selling biscotti to specialty shops has turned into an expanded line of baked goods with a national following. Shoppers who stop for coffee at Nordstroms across the country can now nibble on some of the bakery's goodies.
Bob's love of baking goes back to his childhood and his business launched to satisfy a personal need...he wanted a biscotti aimed squarely at the grownup palate, a biscotti you can, "dunk with confidence and nibble with delight!"
To find out more about Benish's Bakery visit him on face book
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It’s a billion-dollar business opportunity, but some activists and small business people feel that entrepreneurs or "potrepreneurs" may be getting the short end of the regulatory stick, as big business and big government "under the guise of control" may be squeezing out smaller business owners. Joining Host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Smart Companies Radio is Julie Dooley, co-founder and president of Julie's Baked Goods, a purveyor of cannabis-infused snacks in Denver, Colorado. Dooley who suffers from Celiac Disease, sees Marijuana as both a business and a cause.
For more information on the show's guest visit: http://www.juliesbakedgoodsmmj.com/
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Joining Dr. Michelle Robin on this episode of Small Changes Big Shifts is Dr. Daphne Bascom, Chief Medical Officer, and Worldwide Consulting at Cerner Corporation. Dr. Bascome is an International Federation of Body Builders Figure Professional, and a Certified Fitness Instructor at CE Nutri-Fit 24/7 Fitness Center
For more information on the show's host visit http://www.yourwellnessconnection.com
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Former NFL quarterback Tyler Palko joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about developing leadership skills. Now the director of Business and Leadership Development at Solutions 21, Tyler discusses Solutions 21's leadership development programs, leadership development, knowledge transfer, and developing young talent in the workforce, especially millennials.
Host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Everykey CEO Chris Wentz. Everykey offers a wearable bracelet that encrypts and manages all of a user's passwords. In today's podcast, we'll learn about Wentz's entrepreneurial journey, how Everykey works and why the product is needed, as well as Everykey's Kickstarter campaign.
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In recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week, Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Kenneth Hitt, Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking at Enterprise Bank. Kenny will provide tips that help business owners spot fraud and stop it before it happens, including:
How businesses are affected by fraud
The key characteristics of fraudsters
The top 5 fraud tips for business owners
Where businesses are most vulnerable
Common types of fraud
How to combat fraud
How to train employees to recognize and prevent fraud
How to partner with your bank for fraud protection
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Joining Host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Smart Companies KC is the Owner and General Manager of City Gym
and Former professional soccer player, Hailee Bland-Walsh who says she's passionate about connecting people to their bodies. She says she's one part trainer, one part best friend, one part sensei, one part street fighter, and final part cheerleader.
Bland explains her reasoning behind the tremendous growth and success of City Gym KC and how dedication and passion has grown what could have been just a neighborhood gym into a community movement.
Learn more about today's guest at http://www.citygymkc.com and at http://citygymkc.com
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On this episode of Smart Companies Radio with host Kelly Scanlon you’ll meet the CEO and Co Founder of New Belgium Brewing. A dream of her husband, the original brewing company started in the basement of their home. Their goal was to be a $100 million company by 2010. New Belgium hit that a year and a half early and in 2013 the annual revenue was $190 million, making New Belgium the country's third-largest craft brewer.
And discover how New Belgium has embraced the CEO's passion for the environment and what innovations have been made to diminish the brewing company's carbon footprint.
Find out more about today's guest at http://www.newbelgium.com
For more information about host Scanlon go online to http://www.ithinkbigger.com
Joining host Kelly Scanlon this week is Drew Solomon, coordinator of entrepreneurship and industry initiatives for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. Drew will share why Kansas City is quickly attracting national attention and earning the title of "America's Most Entrepreneurial City," including tools and programs available for attracting and retaining entrepreneurs, community engagement, success stories, and the economic benefits of the city's commitment to entrepreneurship.
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Join host Kelly Scanlon and her guest Tiffany Wright for tips and insights into cash flow management and how to find often overlooked sources of capital for your business.
Tiffany Wright is the person the owners of small to mid-sized businesses call on when they need money for their businesses. A consultant, speaker and author of a new book called "The Funding is Out There!, Tiffany has helped numerous companies find funding from a variety of sources. Tiffany is also the author of "Solving the Capital Equation" and "Help! I Need Money for My Business Now!"
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Former KCTV5 Chief Meteorologist Katie Horner joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about her shift from meteorology to the plumbing industry. Find out how her new company Katie's ASAP Plumbing is getting the attention of women customers and women plumbers, what it's like to transition from a television personality to entrepreneur, and how to set boundaries in a family business.
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