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5 Mistakes I Made as an Entrepreneur (and what I learned from them)

This is a guest post by Nicholas Rubright – Nicholas shares his experiences of starting up a company and some lessons learned. Worth your time to check it out. You can see more information on Nicholas at the end of the post. Thanks Nicholas – Shawn Kinkade Kansas City Business Coach As an entrepreneur, I […]

Did Russell Stover see a ‘Chocolate Prairie’?

Picture from National Museum of American History via Flickr Though they never coined the phrase, almost a century before the Midwest started promoting itself as the “Silicon Prairie”, Russell and Clara Stover may have viewed this region more appropriately as the “Chocolate Prairie”.   Their rags to riches story speaks volumes to the power and will […]

Hot start-up story–what can you learn?

photo by Tilemahos It’s an age old problem – you want hot coffee (or tea, cocoa, whatever)…but not too hot.  Oh, and you want it to stay the right amount of hot for the longest time possible. Insulated mugs help some, but there’s never really been a great solution to this problem…until now assuming you […]

25 Great pieces of Advice for Start-ups

From the Kauffman Foundation’s Sketchbook – Three Things! This week we are celebrating the 3rd annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, started by our hometown Kauffman Foundation.  With all the focus on generating great ideas and starting up businesses, I wanted to pass along some great advice from business owners and entrepreneurs who made their jump in […]

Jump into Entrepreneurship this week

  photo by kimrose In case you weren’t aware, this is Global Entrepreneurship Week, a celebration of all things entrepreneurial – sponsored in part by KC’s own Kauffman Foundation.  Here’s the official blurb on what it’s all about: For one week (November 15-21), millions of young people around the world join a growing movement of […]

Kansas City Startup Weekend – Ideas taking flight!

  photo by jurvetson  The American way is the creative and entrepreneurial spirit that remains strong even in the face of a terrible economy, bad news and a lot of reasons for people to be depressed. I was fortunate enough to participate in the Kansas City Startup Weekend this past weekend and I came away […]