Category: KC Entrepreneurs

KC Entrepreneurs, Success Stories

Athlete Network: From the playing field to the corner suite

Just think of everything that goes into the making of a successful athlete. Years or sometimes decades of hard, grinding work. A ferociously competitive spirit. The ability to gracefully accept coaching, even when it’s delivered bluntly, while working alongside teammates from completely different backgrounds. Sounds like somebody who would be a pretty good employee, right? Unfortunately, too many athletes struggle to transition into the working world after their playing days…

KC Entrepreneurs, Success Stories

Freedom Interiors: Workspaces that work

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…

KC Entrepreneurs, Success Stories

Senior services boom: Wide range of businesses cater to aging population

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…