Entrepreneurship


Report: Hill’s Pet Nutrition Mentioned as Top Vendor in the Global Prescription Pet Food Market

The Midwest is home to a slew of notable headquarters spanning various sectors. Kansas City alone claims JE Dunn, Burns & McDonnell, Dairy Farmers of America and AMC, just to name a few. And right down the road in Kansas’… more

The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program Announces Its 2018 Class

A Kansas City-based entrepreneurial mentoring program has announced its 2018 class. The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program was founded in 1995 by Barnett Helzberg Jr. and was originally inspired by Helzberg’s own 23-year mentoring relationship with Ewing Kauffman; the 2018 class… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Small Business Optimism Felt in Kansas City

The Small Business Optimism Index reached a historical high in August at 108.8. The score, which comes from a survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business, beat the previous record of 108 set in 1983 when Ronald Reagan… more

Kauffman Affiliate, UMKC Launching Start-Up Networking Forum

Entrepreneur Business Basics, a Kauffman Foundation affiliate, will unveil a new piece of the support ecosystem for entrepreneurs this week, in partnership with the Block School of Management at UMKC. The organization announced today that it would launch Kansas City’s… more

Keepers of the Flame

In the annals of Kansas City entrepreneurship and commerce, their family names are legendary: Bloch and Dunn. Each is immediately recognized here for decades of business success and commitment to civic progress. And for something more lasting than year-over-year growth… more

Giants of Kansas City Giving Turn Out for Ingram’s Philanthropy Awards

It wasn’t history in the making, exactly, but it was impossible to miss the historical overtones as Ingram’s recognized two legends of business in Kansas City with its inaugural Philanthropist of the Year awards. The presentation of those awards, in… more

Philanthropist of the Year: Bill Dunn Sr.

Bill Dunn is living testament that giving isn’t just an act of fiscal charity— it’s a way of life, one that encompasses business leadership, civic engagement, and philanthropy on both a corporate and personal level. And in the end, it’s… more

KC’s Tech Appeal Draws Koch Presence

The evolution of Kansas City's technology ecosystem has prompted Koch Business Solutions, a division of Wichita-based Koch Industries, to opened a new coworking office space in Kansas City, designed to provide IT support to the parent and its affiliates around… more

Missouri, Kansas Recognized for Startup Assets

The startup ecosystem in Missouri puts the Show-Me State among the nation's elites, according to the Web site fitsmallbusiness.com, which today released its 2017 rankings of the entrepreneurial climates across the nation. Kansas wasn't far behind, finishing just outside the… more