When Vince Barreto started PowerPlus Cleaning Systems in 2014, he knew the market was hot for his industrial cleaning system. (more…)
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If you use food and beverage products that come in glass, “Ben” hopes you will help feed the big purple bins throughout the Kansas City area.
“Ben” is the purple winged bottle mascot of Ripple Glass, the area’s recycler of glass products with purple containers across the metro and beyond. In 2017, the company celebrated recycling its 1 billionth bottle, and next year, Ripple will mark its 10th anniversary. (more…)
Denise Dahms’ family has been selling garage doors for more than 60 years, but the family business barely survived its first year. (more…)
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation, so it should be no surprise that Chicken N Pickle has expansion plans of its own.
The owners of the North Kansas City hotspot broke ground on their second location in May in Wichita, but the expansion won’t stop there. Kellen Mumm, vice president of business development, said the company could have as many as 10 locations within three years.
“We’re going to ramp up quickly,” he said. (more…)
The numbers are staggering—but so, too, are the opportunities.
Baby boomers—Americans aged 55 to 75—number anywhere from 75 million to 83 million in the U.S. Generation X, which is the next younger group at ages 38 to 53, includes 61 million to 65 million people. In the next few years, most of them will be seniors or caring for seniors.
Businesses that are ready and waiting to cater to the needs of seniors will be in high demand. (more…)
Gen Z is the demographic cohort after the millennials (aka Generation Y). There is not a hard start or stop date to define the cohort known as Generation Z, but many demographers use birth years from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s.
This cohort is currently entering the workforce and will impact the way we conduct business for decades to come. (more…)
Kansas City has a stated goal of becoming the most entrepreneurial city in the nation. At the same time, business owner baby boomers are reaching retirement age and need to hand off their companies to a new generation of leaders. (more…)
Phillip Zaroor wasn’t a truck driver, fleet manager or inventor. But he was an entrepreneur, and when a truck driver showed him an idea—sketched on a napkin—for a tire-pressure monitoring system, Zaroor was convinced it was a good one.
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.
In 2015, accounting firm MarksNelson took a step to reaffirm its commitment to the community: That year, it formalized its charitable program, called Marks of Kindness. In just three years, the program has had a big impact.