Freedom Interiors creates the kind of workspaces that make people excited for Monday morning. The company figures out exactly how clients want their offices to feel and function, then translates that vision into reality.
For the longest time, though, Carol Espinosa and her team couldn’t do the same thing for themselves. As a young, growing company, Freedom rented space in other people’s buildings.
That changed late last year, when Freedom moved into its new home at 4000 Washington St. in Kansas City. The 7,000-square-foot brick structure — at one point, home to Westport’s old post office — has been completely transformed into a showroom for Freedom’s interior design and the furnishings the company sells. (more…)
The numbers are staggering—but so, too, are the opportunities.
Baby boomers—Americans aged 55 to 75—number anywhere from 75 million to 83 million in the U.S. Generation X, which is the next younger group at ages 38 to 53, includes 61 million to 65 million people. In the next few years, most of them will be seniors or caring for seniors.
Businesses that are ready and waiting to cater to the needs of seniors will be in high demand. (more…)
Gen Z is the demographic cohort after the millennials (aka Generation Y). There is not a hard start or stop date to define the cohort known as Generation Z, but many demographers use birth years from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s.
This cohort is currently entering the workforce and will impact the way we conduct business for decades to come. (more…)
Kansas City has a stated goal of becoming the most entrepreneurial city in the nation. At the same time, business owner baby boomers are reaching retirement age and need to hand off their companies to a new generation of leaders.(more…)
Phillip Zaroor wasn’t a truck driver, fleet manager or inventor. But he was an entrepreneur, and when a truck driver showed him an idea—sketched on a napkin—for a tire-pressure monitoring system, Zaroor was convinced it was a good one.
George Brooks, Daniel Linhart and the team at Crema build digital products—web and mobile apps, as well as software for wearables and IoT devices. From its studio just south of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the agency based in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District serves startups and large businesses across the country.(more…)