Entrepreneurship


Q&A With … Mark Dohnalek

    Q: A lot of the news about your company lately has been about acquisitions, but there’s more going on here, isn’t there? A: A lot of people think our growth has been largely acquisition-oriented. But that just complemented… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

Transitions 2020: Finding the Right Buyer

You’ve worked for years, decades perhaps, to build a business. It’s time to sell. At this point, it’s just a matter of finding the right buyer, isn’t it? Frankly, no. Because the fiscal land mine in that question is “right.”… more

Ingram’s 2020 Best Companies to Work For

Since launching Best Companies to Work For in 2008, Ingram's has labored to create a level playing field for any company wishing to be considered: Do your best as an employer, tell us about what sees you apart, and make… more

Transitions 2020: Locking Up Key Talent

Business owners looking to sell, often after a lifetime’s work, may think they’ve paved the way for a buyer’s due diligence by tidying up their books, preparing all the regulation compliance and tax documentation, tightening up receivables and getting the… more

M&A Update: A Whole New World

A new update on the Kansas City M&A market issued by one of the leading firms in that space confirms what most might have anticipated: That space today is much different than just a month ago.  So concludes the leadership… more

U.S. Job Report Strong Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global coronavirus outbreak hasn't hurt the strong U.S. labor market ... yet. Unemployment in February dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, national payrolls rose by 273,000… more

Schulte to Join Jackson County Administration

     Troy Schulte's retirement as city manager of Kansas City won't be much of a retirement: A week after he leaves City Hall, he'll mosey across the street to the Jackson County Courthouse, where he'll serve County Executive Frank… more

Kansas’ Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers are stuck looking for talent. "Our most valuable export is our educated kids to companies… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more