Past Issues

Vol. 23 Issue 5

Four Words That Spell Success

I’ve had this little square, manmade resin stone with four words engraved on it on my desk for years. I don’t even remember where it came from. (Sorry, honey, if it was from you!)

Each of the four words has an accompanying quote. It gets rotated regularly, but at least one word is always in clear view. The words and the quotes have always impacted me, providing a little nudge from time to time. It seemed appropriate to share them, and maybe they will do the same for you. (more…)

Walking on Sunshine

Laura Schmidt’s positive attitude is obvious the minute you meet the bubbly entrepreneur from Prairie Village, even if you don’t get to see the happy words that appear on the toes and soles of her socks. (more…)

Time to Plan Ahead for a Minimum Wage Increase

In his January State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he was issuing an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for employees who work under new federal service contracts. At the same time, he called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage for all workers from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. (more…)

A Time to Celebrate

The Kansas City metropolitan area is fast becoming the “Most Entrepreneurial City” in the nation, and this year’s National Small Business Week is a great example of that. (more…)

Are You Risking Too Much?

Very few business owners would consider operating without the safety net of property-casualty insurance. Most would have a difficult time getting credit without evidence that the property and capital assets of the business were protected in the event of an accident or disaster. (more…)


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