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Healthy Plus: Growth by prevention

Sean Bledsoe’s roster is about to get a lot bigger.

The basketball-coach-turned-entrepreneur launched his medical services company in April and had 16 employees by late August. He expects to employ more than 100 workers by spring. (more…)

Chicken N Pickle: Entrepreneurs plan to expand with unique concept

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation, so it should be no surprise that Chicken N Pickle has expansion plans of its own.

The owners of the North Kansas City hotspot broke ground on their second location in May in Wichita, but the expansion won’t stop there. Kellen Mumm, vice president of business development, said the company could have as many as 10 locations within three years.

“We’re going to ramp up quickly,” he said. (more…)

Company to Watch: Stratex Solutions — Enhanced Strategic Planning

Stratex Solutions founder and CEO Raina Knox spent many years developing her strategic expertise as a consultant and working at Sprint, H&R Block and as president of the Excellence in Missouri Foundation. Over time, Knox recognized that a technology-based solution could aid organizations that “used spreadsheets as information collectors” and help manage implementation of strategic plans. (more…)

Simplified Lending

The process for originating multifamily loans was long overdue for an overhaul. Loans for multifamily properties, such as an apartment building, involve hundreds of documents that require input from numerous parties in government and banking. (more…)

Chat Service Growth Balloons

When Professional Chats moved from its original 400-square-foot office to a 5,000-square-foot space in June 2017, COO Trevor Flannigan thought the fledgling company had secured room for long-term growth. (more…)

Throw Out the Old Playbook

When he played football at the University of Kansas, Austin Barone saw firsthand how most coaches prepare their teams for games. They either filled whiteboards with hand-drawn diagrams, or they passed out thick three-ring binders brimming with plays to study. (more…)


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