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ScaleUP! Kansas City


Bee Organized: Advisers help owners streamline to franchise

Former stay-at-home moms Kristen Christian and Lisa Foley started their home-organization business Bee Organized after realizing that the inflexible hours of a corporate job wouldn’t work for their families.

Three years later, the entrepreneurs have turned Bee Organized into a thriving business. They have franchise operations in Dallas, San Francisco and Oklahoma City. The business owners employ 17 part-time employees – many are stay-at-home moms in need of flexible hours – within Kansas City. (more…)

Margaret’s Place: Advisers teach owner to ‘think like a CEO’

When Patricia McCreary opened Margaret’s Place Adult Recreation and Wellness Center in 2016, she knew how to make her facility stand out.

Right down to its name, McCreary wanted to strike a different chord than a typical adult day center. Margaret’s Place offers nutritious, farm-to-table meals. It’s clean and sanitized three times a day. But above all else, it encourages clients to engage by offering fun, fulfilling activities including in the 2,500-square-foot gym. (more…)

Simmons Security & Protection Services Inc.: New strategies offer sense of security in growing business

Angela Turner spent years helping to scale her family’s business, Simmons Security & Protection Services Inc.

The business has always been well-regarded for its high-quality, professionally-trained security guards that worked well with law enforcement. That’s in part because Simmons Security was founded with a mission to improve the level of security guard services offered in the community by her husband, John Turner, and brother-in-law, Michael Simmons — who have deep roots in law enforcement. (more…)

Renewing Her Dreams

Pediatric psychologist Michelle Macrorie spent years diagnosing children with autism, only to watch parents struggle with what steps to take next to prepare their child for kindergarten and beyond. (more…)

Growing Near And Far

It’s a story we can all relate to in some way: Either you have been the traveler at the airport frantically searching for a last-minute souvenir while dashing to your gate, or you have received a less-than-ideal souvenir, bought at the last minute at the airport. (more…)


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