Past Issues

Thinking Bigger Business Staff

The Think Big Movement, with Jon Dwoskin

Jon Dwoskin joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his new book “The Think Big Movement.”

Dwoskin has made a career out of his passion of grow companies big.Listen in as he shares:
Whether “big” is always better.What gets companies stuck and prevents them from growing bigger.How companies can get unstuck.How to determine whether your company’s culture is productive, and how to reset it if it’s not.The biggest mistake executives make.
“The Think Big Movement” is written as a fable. Readers will follow the main character as he finds a successful businessman who serves as his mentor, teaching him what real success means and how to achieve it, maintain it and grow it.

Jon is an executive advisor, business coach, and CEO and founder of The Jon Dwoskin Experience, a consulting firm that helps businesses grow beyond their wildest dreams and soar to new heights.

Success Tips From Serial Entrepreneur Cliff Cole of More Floods Inc.

Serial entrepreneur Cliff Cole joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share the lessons he’s learned three decads of business ownership.

Cole, currently the owner of More Floods Inc., got started in the cleaning and restoration industry as a technician in 1987, Within a year, he was promoted to manager of the Omaha office of a national company. Feeling the entrepreneurial bug, he started his own cleaning and restoration business soon after, as well as a supply house for other contractors. 

Cole eventually sold the cleaning business so he could focus on the supply business. He opened a second location in Kansas City, where he currently resides.  After selling the supply business to a national company, Cole stayed on as a regional manager of multiple locations. 

Cole then started another cleaning and restoration business in Kansas City. It experienced fast growth, and Cole sold it after three years. At that point, Cole decided to take what he had learned and use it to help restoration companies all over the country take their businesses to the next level.  He started a company called More Floods, which is a franchise-type system of operations and marketing. He currently sells protected territories and has more than 150 territories across the country.

With all of the success of his past companies, Cliff feels there is no greater feeling of success than helping another company reach their goals. 

Entrepreneur Impacts Youth Through Sports

Jeremy McDowell, founder of Midwest Sports Productions, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share his entrepreneurial journey. 

MSP promotes youth fastpitch and baseball across the Midwest through tournaments and other events create lifetime experiences.

McDowell got his start in fastpitch in 2001 when he became a volunteer. By 2007, he had joined the USSSA as State Director of Kansas. Currently, in addition to running MSP, McDowell is the executive vice president of USSSA Fastpitch. His passion is to impact youth through sports, and he surrounds himself with like-hearted people who want to make a difference.

Tune in to learn about:
How a personal event with one of McDowell’s own children was a sledgehammer moment that now guides all his decisions for his company and the sport.The growth of the Hawaiian Hitfest.The MSP Love program, McDowell’s vision is for it and how it has impacted the community. The All Sports Media Awards

KC Restoration: Experts in Fresh Starts

KC Restoration specializes in metal refinishing and stone and wood restoration. Experts at preserving iconic spaces and restoring custom pieces, the company’s owners know a bit about fresh starts themselves.

Co-founder LeAnn Luemmen joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey. You’ll learn how she and her husband and co-founder Bill Luemmen spent most of their lives as civil servants in California before striking out for Kansas City in late 2010, in search of a better place to raise their daughter.

With no contacts or relationships in their new city, no business relationships or experience, the couple decided business ownership would provide a vehicle for impacting their new community.

Listen in as LeAnn discusses how they learned the business, gained customers and built a company culture that personifies their core values of excellence, community and giving back.



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