Past Issues

Vol. 23 Issue 12

Local Gym, Global Reach: How Hitch Fit Helps Clients Transform

Micah and Diana Chaloux-LaCerte are the owners of Hitch Fit Gyms, which recently opened a second location in Overland Park. Micah is a part of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, which helps local business owners achieve new growth. (photo by Alistair Tutton)

Hundreds of “before” and “after” pictures line the walls at Hitch Fit Gyms. You can see the legion of people who have lost weight, built muscle and transformed their bodies with help from owners Micah LaCerte and Diana Chaloux-LaCerte and their team. (more…)

HEMP Mentor Maxims: Start with the End in Mind

How many times have you said, “If only I knew then what I know now”? Most of us realize hindsight is a valuable thing. So why, as business leaders, do we jump to making a decision before we fully understand the potential consequences of our actions? Time is money, sure, but not defining the endgame before investing can mean that the investment doesn’t yield the intended return. (more…)

Why Significance Is More Than Success

In life, success without significance is possible, but significance without success is nearly impossible. In most cases, long-term success in business follows a very similar path. The question, then, is which path is your business on? (more…)

Beyond the Finish Line

Has this ever happened to you? You create a plan, set a goal and work your tail off to accomplish said goal only to find that when you reach “the finish line,” you can’t figure out what to do next. (more…)

Tax Incentives Aren’t Just for Big Guys

At some point, you’ve probably seen a news story about another major corporation receiving millions in tax incentives to build a new headquarters or hire hundreds of people—and wondered why help isn’t available for a small business like yours. (more…)


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