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Some people know from a young age that they’re destined for entrepreneurship. Others follow a career path that steadfastly leads them there.
So it was with Jon and Teresa Andrade, the founders of Heartland Medical Solutions (HMS). The couple launched the Olathe, Kansas-based distributor of advanced imaging and surgical equipment in 2004, after Jon had worked in the industry for several years. (more…)
Bill George’s company helps people who are going places get to their destinations. “Going places” is an apt description of George’s company too.
As the CEO of Kansas City Transportation Group (KCTG), George sets the strategic direction of the Midwest’s largest private passenger ground transportation company. KCTG has grown to include several well-known industry brands—SuperShuttle, Yellow Cab, 10/10 Taxi and Carey Black Car Service—operating in 19 cities. (more…)
Christina Williams has spent years in the beauty industry styling and creating perfect hair for clients.
She knows every product on the market to strengthen, revitalize and promote hair growth. But when she opened Posh Restoration Facilities in 2015, the cosmetologist knew she wanted to offer something different to clients. (more…)
Supplying energy-storage solutions for clients with some of the world’s most demanding energy-storage challenges requires a level of innovation not every business owner has to contend with. (more…)
In the security world, it seems like every day brings another story of customer data being compromised. One of the latest examples comes from Children’s Mercy Hospital, where patients are still finding their data endangered after an email phishing scam hit more than 60,000 individuals back in January. (more…)
When Vince Barreto started PowerPlus Cleaning Systems in 2014, he knew the market was hot for his industrial cleaning system. (more…)
Finding the ideal location for your office is essential; however, when it comes to the interior design, you can’t overlook factors such as comfort and lighting. While the right office location will bring potential clients to you, if you don’t create the right atmosphere, then those same clients may seek services elsewhere. (more…)
Dale Scott, the founder and president of Vintage Home KC, has earned a reputation refurbishing Kansas City homes that were originally built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are mostly Craftsman-style homes that feature clean lines rather than ornate flourishes. (more…)
When Roger Wagy started Tick Tock Escape Games in 2016, he had the romantic notion that if he built it the customers would come. Simple as that.