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Kelly Scanlon

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Talking Business Now is for business owners, entrepreneurs and executives who want to explore current business issues, cultivate innovative ideas and discover how cutting-edge businesses achieved success. You'll gain insights you can put to work immediately to increase productivity, improve processes, expand your market share and generate more revenue. On each episode of Talking Business Now, host Kelly Scanlon and her guests deliver the inside scoop on how America’s most successful entrepreneurs are transforming their industries—and even creating new ones. You'll also hear from the top business minds in the country, best-selling business authors and nationally recognized business gurus as they deliver practical tools, tips and advice for growing your business.

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When Thomas Shyver was asked to close out a fledgling company in 1993, he answered the call. But after assessing the situation, he and his wife Charlene decided to buy the company—then called Royal Mechanical... more

Amy Goode, co-founder of Meridian Business Services, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey. Amy founded the consulting company in 2003 with Heather Wright, in Louisburg, Kansas, the... more

KC Crew founder Luke Wade loves playing sports. But as an urban dweller, he tired of driving to the suburbs to play in organized leagues. So, he started forming leagues for fellow downtown Kansas City residents who wanted to participate in... more

Former Kansas Citian Jeanne Johnson joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss what it's been like to be the "only woman in the room" during her tech career, and she passes along the insights she's learned... more

Lisa Sackuvich, the owner and president of ARJ Infusion Services, Inc., joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey and the importance of her WBE certification to her company's growth.... more

Best-selling business author and consultant May McCarthy joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how finding your company's purpose can lead to more profits. She'll discuss: Creating a purpose or a ?why? for your... more

Al Hess didn't know it at the time, but the purchasing skills he learned as a young man buying cows with his cattleman father gave him a strong foundation for building and growing Wholesale Trucks of America. Hess joins Smart... more

Daniel Burrus, one of the world's leading futurists on global trends and innovations, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller "The Anticipatory... more

Hosea Haywood III, owner of Computerized Auto Search, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share his entrepreneurial journey. He founded Computerized Auto Search in 1988 to help individuals purchase... more

A favorite holiday tradition at Smart Companies Radio ... enjoy a replay of our Elf on the Shelf episode during the holiday season. Chanda Bell, co-founder and co-author of the holiday phenomenon ?The Elf on the Shelf,? gives us the inside... more

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