Past Issues

Success Stories

BIG Starts: Boomn — Agency Systematizes Customer Acquisition

Company // Boomn

Entrepreneur // Ryan O’Connell, co-founder and managing partner

What They Do // Boomn, an ROI-focused growth marketing agency, builds “highly systematic, out-of-the-box customer acquisition models driven by data and creativity,” O’Connell said. “We only work with companies and people who make us ‘Hell Yes!’ excited about the brand and what we can do for them.”

The Inspiration // “There are more than enough agencies in the world, but next to none focus on customer acquisition funnels and true company advisory to help grow revenue and brands,” O’Connell said. “We decided to create an agency to service them instead of having to refer them to someone else.”

What’s Next // Boomn plans to remain small and nimble to control its service quality. The company will target larger brands and expand its team from 9 to 15 employees over the next year.

“Our service model will evolve based on market needs and specific client needs,” O’Connell said. “Because our agency is nimble, we constantly look at new and existing platforms to get the most out of our clients’ budgets. If it will help us acquire more customers for our clients, we’re exploring it.”

How to Contact // Boomn // 117 W. 20th St., Suite 202, Kansas City, MO 64108 // (314) 705-0660 //

Company to Watch: Stratex Solutions — Enhanced Strategic Planning

Stratex Solutions founder and CEO Raina Knox spent many years developing her strategic expertise as a consultant and working at Sprint, H&R Block and as president of the Excellence in Missouri Foundation. Over time, Knox recognized that a technology-based solution could aid organizations that “used spreadsheets as information collectors” and help manage implementation of strategic plans. (more…)

July 2018 Cover: Crema — ‘Say Yes and Figure It Out’

George Brooks, Daniel Linhart and the team at Crema build digital products—web and mobile apps, as well as software for wearables and IoT devices. From its studio just south of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the agency based in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District serves startups and large businesses across the country. (more…)

Soul-Searching Pays Off

Ajamu Webster had read dozens and dozens of books on business, management, strategy and leadership, but a clear path for improving the operations of his 30-year-old engineering firm eluded him. (more…)


  1. (913) 432-6690
  2. PO Box 754
        Shawnee Mission, KS


  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Linked In
  4. Google Plus