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Smart Companies Thinking Bigger® Radio weekly national radio show highlights small business owners, issues and resources. Get the inside scoop on how America's most successful business owners transformed their entrepreneurial vision into reality! And, listen in as some of the top business minds in the country serve up practical advice, tips and insights for growing your business.

Smart Companies Thinking Bigger® Radio weekly national radio show highlights small business owners, issues and resources. Get the inside scoop on how America's most successful business owners transformed their entrepreneurial vision into reality! And, listen in as some of the top business minds in the country serve up practical advice, tips and insights for growing your business.
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Kansas City, MO

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Smart Companies Thinking Bigger® Radio weekly national radio show highlights small business owners, issues and resources. Get the inside scoop on how America's most successful business owners transformed their entrepreneurial vision into reality! And, listen in as some of the top business minds in the country serve up practical advice, tips and insights for growing your business.

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PO Box 754 Kansas City, MO 66201 913-432-6690


Episodes

Vintage As a Venture, with Dale Scott of Vintage Home KC

7/27/2018
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Dale Scott, the founder and president of Vintage Home KC, has earned a reputation refurbishing Kansas City homes that were originally built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are mostly Craftsman-style homes that feature clean lines rather than ornate fl ourishes. Scott joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his leap from owning a chiropractic office into several real estate and general contracting opportunities.

Duration:00:19:12

Advice From the Longest Serving CEO of a Publicly Traded Silicon Valley Company

7/13/2018
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Ray Zinn was a Silicon Valley pioneer. He co-founded microchip company Micrel in 1978 and bootstrapped it to profitability. Best-known as the longest-serving CEO of a publicly traded Silicon Valley company, he delivered a total equity value of more than $800 million when Microchip acquired the company in 2015. During his 37 years with Micrel, he served as president, CEO and chairman of the board. Today, Ray is a speaker, author and leader of a Silicon Valley accelerator called ZinnStarter,...

Duration:00:27:05

What Cryptocurrency Can Mean for Businesses, with Joshua Dewitt of CoinLion

5/25/2018
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Cryptocurrency is a rapidly evolving industry. To most business people, cryptocurrency still seems like some mysterious system of money. Joshua Dewitt, the co-founder of CoinLion joins Talking Business Now host Kelly Scanlon to explain what cryptocurrency is and what it can mean for business. CoinLion, a new cryptocurrency exchange and portfolio platform, aims to do change the emerging cryptocurrency market as E*Trade and others changed the day trading game. CoinLion users join a community...

Duration:00:20:25

Six Generations Strong: How Pioneer Music Has Evolved Through Nearly 150 Years

3/23/2018
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Alec Haight, of Pioneer Music Company, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss what it takes to navigate a company through six generations of leadership. As the company approaches its 150th anniversary, Haight discusses how the company has evolved to stay relevant and shares the importance of creating a strong company culture. Today Pioneer Music Company is a custom integration distributor that targets businesses that specialize in residential and commercial...

Duration:00:25:00

AMG Is Changing the Property Management Game, with Zach Batson

3/23/2018
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Zach Batson’s fascination with real estate started when he was a kid. He cut his teeth in the industry when he was in high school, working at one of Kansas City’s oldest commercial real estate firms. That experience only deepened his interest in the profession. After earning degrees in economics and finance, he launched his professional real estate career, absorbing everything he could about the industry: accounting, property management, construction management, investment analysis and...

Duration:00:12:15

Tips for Achieving Managed Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth, with Carol Espinosa

3/16/2018
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Carol Espinosa founded Freedom Interiors in 2010. She joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to share her strategies for building the commercial interior design and furnishings company, which serves corporations, educational institutions and government facilities. The company has seen continual annual revenue growth and plans to add more employees this year. But Espinosa housed the company for several years at the Blue Hills Contractor Incubator to manage its startup and growth. She...

Duration:00:20:42

Why Mobile Technology Is Important to Every Business, with Ryan Wyse

3/16/2018
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Did you know that more than 50 percent of Google searches are from mobile devices? Or that your lack of a mobile-friendly website can impact your search rankings? Code Koalas founder Ryan Wyse joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to share tips on how business owners can avoid letting their technology become stagnant, use mobile applications to enhance their business and project a fresh web presence. The company develops websites, content management systems, apps and other custom...

Duration:00:16:54

Loading Money to Make Money: How ATM Operator Prineta Is Defining the Industry

3/2/2018
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G Jason Schnellbacher, the managing partner at Prineta, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how he and his partners have taken Prineta from the startup stage to the fastest growing independent ATM service provider in the United States. When Schnellbacher founded Prineta in 2009, it offered merchant service processing, Schnellbacher soon discovered that margins in the industry didn't allow the profitability he sought, so he started investigating ATM services....

Duration:00:24:16

Leveraging Technology for Business Communications, with Brian Gregory

3/2/2018
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Brian Gregory, owner of Network Innovations, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how businesses can leverage technology to improve their communication and productivity. In 1991, at the age of 19, Gregory took over the fledgling IT company while it was still just getting off the ground. His only business experience had been working at a grocery store when he was in high school. He says he learned how to run a business by allowing his clients to mentor him,...

Duration:00:16:54

Piloting Your Business to Success, with Michael Hendricks of SureHosting

2/23/2018
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Michael Hendricks, founder and CEO of SureHosting Internet Solutions, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how he turned a childhood passion for computers into a thriving business. As Michael puts it, he was always “that kid” growing up. At the age of 7, he gained infamy when he tore the family computer apart and successfully put it back together. His parents gave him a PC, but with one caveat: He had to sign an agreement to never touch the family PC again....

Duration:00:29:36

From Entry-Level to Company President, with MTI Events owner Melissa DeLeon

2/23/2018
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Melissa DeLeon, president and owner of MTI Events, joins Smart Companies Radio host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey through more than 30 years in the meetings and incentives industry. MTI Events is a family-held, full-service events company that Melissa's mother founded in 1986. Melissa started with the company from its beginning, working her way from the ground up with data entry for performance reports, mailing promotional marketing items and working on site as...

Duration:00:21:32

Diamond Quality Service and Values Drive DMC Service, with Karen Crnkovich

2/16/2018
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Karen Crnkovich, owner of mechanical service contractor DMC Service, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey. Founded in 2004, DMC Service (which stands for Diamond Mechanical Contractors) focuses on repairing and maintaining existing building and industrial systems,such as HVAC and plumbing. Tune in as Karen discusses her transition to owner of the company and the core values that drive company culture, their relationships with customers, and their...

Duration:00:20:51

How the Better Business Bureau Can Help Your Business, with Marvin Carolina

2/16/2018
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Marvin Carolina, the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Kansas City, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization works with businesses to gain credibility and avoid scams. Tune in to learn: The advantage of becoming a BBB member.What's involved in the process of becoming a member.How the BBB assists with complaint resolutions.How to understand BBB ratings.About the BBB's scam awareness program. Visit the archives to listen to all...

Duration:00:19:15

Successful Sales Career Leads to Business Ownership, with Vicki Clayman

2/9/2018
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Partners N Promotion founder Vicki Clayman joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey. Clayman is the founder and president of Partners N Promotion, a boutique promotional, premium incentive and online recognition products company that she founded in 2008. When she founded the company, Clayman had more than 25 years of experience selling and servicing promotional product and recognition program customers around the country. But her...

Duration:00:19:36

Investment in Education Boosts Entrepreneur's Journey, with Justin Brooks

2/9/2018
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Real estate entrepreneur Justin Brooks joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share the ups and downs of his entrepreurial journey, including how investing in his education was a turning point. Brooks came from a working-class family in Kansas City and served in the United States Navy. Brooks always knew entrepreneurship and real estate would be his path to personal and professional satisfaction. In fact, he had dreamed of being an entrepreneur and real estate...

Duration:00:17:49

Life Happens, But It Doesn't Squelch Entrepreneurial Spirit

2/2/2018
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Kalon Breckenridge, the founder and CEO of B’Ridge Development joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his journey as a real estate developer and entrepreneur. He'll discuss his entrepreneurial journey from vending machines to real estate, the personal hurdles he's overcome with his health, and how he battled through his roughest times. He'll also share his business philosophies and why he puts a special focus on helping children excel in science when he's not...

Duration:00:18:21

Connecting Kansas Citians to Fashion, with Calli Green

2/2/2018
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Calli Green, founder and fashion director of Local Fashion Link joins Smart Companies Radio host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how her company is linking the local fashion community to Kansas Citians. Local Fashion Link hosts fashion shows and events, shares photos and produces publications. For the shows and publications, Calli and her team source local trends and garments from partners who support the fashion community. Calli likes to think she's come a long way since writing the fashion...

Duration:00:16:29

High Prairie Landscape Group: Sculpting the Landscaping Industry

1/26/2018
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High Prairie Landscape Group founder Robyn Schmitz joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her passion for educating consumers and landscaping professionals and how she's grown her own landscaping company. As a green industry educator and landscape consultant, Robyn has written a book called "Outdoor Living: A Guide to Design, Construction and Budgeting." The book's purpose is to educate consumers and landscaping professionals as a way to improve the industry....

Duration:00:21:44

Not Just Along for the Ride, with pediatrican & drag racer James 'Doc' McEntire

1/26/2018
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James “Doc” McEntire is known in automotive racing circles for his focus on winning. Dr. McEntire, a Lee’s Summit, Mo.,pediatrician who’s been racking up racing accolades since the early ‘80s, holds international world records for drag racing performance on street legal cars. He and his red 1968 Camaro—the same one he used to take his driver’s license test—have been featured in Hot Rod, RPM and many other industry magazines. He brings that same competitive streak—and winning record—to his...

Duration:00:24:39

The Think Big Movement, with Jon Dwoskin

1/19/2018
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Jon Dwoskin joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his new book "The Think Big Movement." Dwoskin has made a career out of his passion of grow companies big.Listen in as he shares: Whether "big" is always better.What gets companies stuck and prevents them from growing bigger.How companies can get unstuck.How to determine whether your company's culture is productive, and how to reset it if it's not.The biggest mistake executives make. "The Think Big Movement" is...

Duration:00:21:21