Entrepreneurship


UMKC, Bloch Foundations Roll Out $20 Million Scholarship Program

Since his arrival on the UMKC campus last summer, Chancellor Mauli Agrawal has talked about the need for the university to increase both its enrollment and the numbers of graduates entering the regional work force. Today, UMKC backed up that… more

Bank of Blue Valley Merging into Morrill & Janes

The parent companies of two prominent Johnson County banks, Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Co. and Bank of Blue Valley, have reached a merger agreement that will allow M&J parent Heartland Financial USA to acquire Bank of Blue Valley.… more

KC Bier Co. Commemorates Year of Major Growth

Jazz, barbeque, and… beer? With Boulevard Brewing Company’s presence and the recent addition of KC Bier Co. to the market in 2014, Kansas City is well on its way to putting itself on the map as a famed home for… more

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Conducts Study on Black Women Business Startups

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has released a report on black women business startups. According to the report, it is crucial to study this group of business owners because the number of businesses owned by black women in… more

Crossroads Hotel Offers Unique Space to Work and Play

With a storied past, and a renewed future, the Pabst Brewing Depot building now serves as a home to Crossroads Hotel, which is the first boutique hotel in the district. Located at 2101 Central St., the hotel’s grand opening was… more

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