Author: Chad Bettes

May 2021, Entrepreneurial Journey, Expansion

Finding Business Success in Something Nobody Wants to Buy

Travis Burch and Carter Clond realize they sell something nobody really wants to spend money on when it comes to a home: new gutters. “Who thinks about gutters,” Burch asked. “It’s like the last thing on a home.” Yet when the two discovered a unique product offering in 2016, a lightbulb went off. They realized that, together, they had the right customer service and business background — combined with the…

March 2021, Product Development

Just Can’t Wait to Get Off the Road Again

For more than two decades, industrial design firm Infusion Design has grown accustomed to working on some of the largest projects out there, custom outfitting things like “super yachts” and 777 wide-body jets. Now Infusion is expanding into the opposite end of the spectrum with its latest offering, a compact sport trailer designed for off-roading adventure. Sean Elsner, owner and president of the Bonner Springs, Kan., company, said Infusion’s trailer…

February 2021, Entrepreneurial Journey, Growth Strategy, Wellness

Healthy Food, Sizzlin’ Sales

KC company goes national with fresh, pre-made meals You know you’re cooking up something right when you grow from a 25 sq. ft. home kitchen to a 44,000 sq. ft. headquarters and commercial kitchen facility, 12 retail stores in six states, and nationwide meal shipping. That’s what’s happened at Kansas City, Kan.-based Eat to Evolve, a company that has found its recipe for success providing healthy, pre-made meals to customers…