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Ronnie Washington, Onward, NBKC, fintech

Fintech in focus: Kansas City advances innovation in banking

Within the past couple of years, innovations under the blanket moniker “fintech” have taken international banking and technology industries by storm — and Kansas City is no exception. But, many ask, what exactly is it? The term “fintech” originated as an abbreviation for “financial technology” and encompasses a wide berth of processes, including payment exchange […]

Onward, FinLab, FinTech, Ronnie Washington

KC-connected startup Onward scores exclusive spot in NY fintech lab

A startup with ties to Kansas City recently won a spot in the New York-based Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab).  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Onward Financial Inc. founder Ronnie Washington graduated from NBKC’s FountainCity Fintech accelerator in December and has continued to do work out of Kansas City. “It’s really, really exciting,” Washington said about winning the position. “I just […]

calculator taxes

Smart Strategies: Year-end tax planning

With over 130 new tax provisions, the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers year-end tax planning opportunities for individuals and businesses.  It’s a perfect time to double-check whether any of these opportunities are a fit for your situation.

small business finance

Smart Strategies: Keys to small business financing

Financing your business can be an integral part of whether you grow. To many business owners, this can be very intimidating, as it is usually not an area of expertise. In 20-plus years career of putting loans together, I’ve seen many times what a business owner needs to do in preparation for a loan and […]

credit card processing

Smart Strategies: 2 key rules of credit card processing

The industry of credit card processing is a necessary evil. As a business owner, you need to be able to accept credit cards as a form of payment for your products. To do this, you do not talk with MasterCard, Visa or Discover. You have to work with a processor, and there is a fee […]