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Tips for Achieving Managed Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth, with Carol Espinosa

Carol Espinosa founded Freedom Interiors in 2010. She joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to share her strategies for building the commercial interior design and furnishings company, which serves corporations, educational institutions and government facilities. 

The company has seen continual annual revenue growth and plans to add more employees this year. But Espinosa housed the company for several years at the Blue Hills Contractor Incubator to manage its startup and growth. She recently purchased a 7,000 square foot building—the original post office building in Kansas City’s historic Westport district—which features a large showroom.

Espinosa credits several factors for the growth of Freedom Interiors:
A customer focus that treats each project as different and unique. A passion and enthusiastic team that cares about making customer projects successful. A commitment to offering exceptional products—aligning only with best-in-class manufacturers.An interactive Live Design process that quickly conceptualizes workplaces for customers.3D scanning that allows the Freedom Interiors’ team to capture existing customer space and transfer it to a virtual reality design engine. This allows team members to make changes in virtual space, which reduced costly on-site modifications.Relying on core values of empowerment, integrity, adaptability, innovation and fun and a company mindset of Solve, Communicate, Grow.
Espinosa believes in supporting the business community as well as educational initiatives in Kansas City’s urban core.

Why Mobile Technology Is Important to Every Business, with Ryan Wyse

Did you know that more than 50 percent of Google searches are from mobile devices? Or that your lack of a mobile-friendly website can impact your search rankings?

Code Koalas founder Ryan Wyse joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to share tips on how business owners can avoid letting their technology become stagnant, use mobile applications to enhance their business and project a fresh web presence.

The company develops websites, content management systems, apps and other custom integrations that offer a business full functionality on the web.

Wyse was born and raised on a dairy farm northwest of Chicago. He’s a self-taught technologist turned entrepreneur who got his start using complicated Excel spreadsheets to program an account balancing solution at a local bank. Accomplishing that, he taught myself to program using PHP/MySQL and started building websites.


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