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Kansas City’s women entrepreneurs speak out

We’re honoring International Women’s Day today by hosting a panel discussion on Facebook Live with three female entrepreneurs: Whitney Manney (fashion designer), Dominique Davison (PlanIT Impact) and Marisa Wiruhayarn (M-Power Enterprises). Tune in TODAY at 1:45 p.m. (Can’t watch live? No worries. We’ll share after as well.)

Learn how they built their businesses in Kansas City and what obstacles they see for women entrepreneurs. We’ll be digging into these topics all month long. Do you have any thoughts? Message us.

Tips for all entrepreneurial types: startup, microenterprise, main street, second stage and innovation-led

Tips for Startups   Tips for Microenterprises - Small, lifestyle businesses   Tips for Main Street Businesses - Those with customers & store fronts  Tips for Second Stage Firms - Established businesses poised to expand  Tips for Innovation-Led Companies

Startups | Microenterprises | Main Street | Second Stage | Innovation-led

Bettering lives is big business

MD HomeCare is a family-owned business nearing two decades of success. Cristina Betts became the CEO just a few years ago and has huge plans for growth.

Entrepreneurship is a woman’s job

Stephanie Sage just took home an Enterprising Woman of the Year award and encourages more woman to consider entrepreneurship: “Believe you have what it takes and just go.”

>>>Keep reading


Quick read for Women’s History Month

Read these tips on overcoming obstacles (funding, work-life balance, and more) as a female entrepreneur and hear firsthand from KC women business owners.

Tell Kansas what you need

The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is spearheading the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurs’ Policy Network and wants to take your voice to the capitol.

Money Smart Month is near

April is Money Smart Month in KC, a campaign to encourage us all to get our personal finances in order. That’s essential for an entrepreneur. Search “Money Matters” on our calendar to get support.

>>>Learn more


Investing in Kansas City

Each month, we highlight the businesses in KC that are receiving funding and making all the right moves to grow. Find out which companies got funding.

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Burns & McDonnell  Cerner Corporation  Hallmark
JE Dunn Construction  Kansas City Southern
Sprint  UMB

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