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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

High Performance Marketing: Improving the Impact of Your Marketing Strategy

10/13/2017
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David Patrick joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss high performance marketing for business owners. In today's episode, Dave will discuss common marketing problems and improving marketing strategies, including: The common marketing problems he's found working with CEOsThe common marketing problems he's found with start-upsThe key things he's ve learned about marketing during his long careerWhat non-marketing senior executives need to understand about...

Duration: 00:19:55


The American Dream Revisited, with Gary Sirak

10/13/2017
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Gary Sirak, president of Sirak Financial Services, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Smart Companies Thinking Bigger. Gary is the author of "If Your Money Talked . . . What Secrets Would It Tell?" and "The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results." Sirak has been helping people achieve their American Dream for the past 35 years. A conversation he overheard at a coffee shop inspired him to write his "American Dream" book. In today's episode,...

Duration: 00:21:03


Family Builds Complete Home Concepts Across Generations, with Jeff Goodwin

10/6/2017
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Jeff Goodwin, owner of Complete Home Concepts, a one-stop shop for home construction and remodeling services, shares how he and his family have built the business through acquisitions. When Jeff's dad, Jim, bought a stone manufacturing company in 1976, he had no idea that three generations of his family would eventually be involved. At the time, he also didn't know that the company would expand many times over through acquisition. It's a plan that Jeff and his sister continue to follow....

Duration: 00:21:49


4 Ways to Build Your Business Like a B.O.S.S. with Bernadette Harris

10/6/2017
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Best-selling author, tax and forensic accountant, and business consultant Bernadette Harris joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to explain how to build your business like a B.O.S.S. by following these four principles: Be ConsistentOffer SolutionsServe OthersSeek Assistance Tune in to find out how she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to harness these principles and grow their companies. For a free chapter of Bernadette's latest book, visit...

Duration: 00:20:58


How a Local Plumber Turned His Company Around By Empowering a Part-time Employee

9/29/2017
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From the day Jeff Morgan started Morgan Miller Plumbing, he also started thinking about his exit. He was determined to build something that would outlast him—that would give someone else an opportunity. Morgan Miller Plumbing is the story of the "son of a son of a plumber" and his part-time bookkeeper who he entrusted to help him turn the company around. Today Stella Crewse is co-owner and CEO. Learn how the two worked together to build the company and ensure a successful ownership...

Duration: 00:23:30


How Radical Optimism Transforms Company Cultures, with Bob Lancer

9/29/2017
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Bob Lancer, dubbed the "Company Culture Alchemy Expert," joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his book Lighten Up: How to Harness Happiness To Create The Life You Want. Bob is also an educator and coach who works with business teams, salesforces and individuals struggling with attitude and motivation issues in the workplace, helping them to take total responsibility for their internal states and reactions for a more positive, cohesive and high performing workplace culture....

Duration: 00:22:34


What a PEO Can Do For Your Business, with Erica Brune of Lever1

9/22/2017
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Erica Brune, owner and president of Lever1, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to explain how small businesses can benefit from partnering with a PEO, or professional employer organization. Tune in to learn: What a PEO isHow to strategically partner with a PEO to take care of your company's human resource needsTips for dealing with uncertainty surrounding the ever-changing ACA regulationsAnd insights on other HR challenges that business owners deal with on a regular...

Duration: 00:17:10


How to Put Your Sales Process on Autopilot with Ryan O'Donnell of Replyify

9/22/2017
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Ryan O'Donnell, the co-founder and CEO of SellHack and Replyify, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to explain how to save time and sell more using an automated process for your company's outbound email. O'Donnell is a growth marketer who works with sales professionals and business owners to help them "sell like a robot while still sounding like a human." After a brief stint as a Wall Street broker, where he strived to make 500 calls a day, O'Donnell saw the potential...

Duration: 00:38:52


Secret to Success: Seeking Opportunity with Brandy McCombs, owner of IBC

9/15/2017
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Brandy McCombs, owner of International Builders and Consultants (IBC), joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey, how she's grown the company, and her latest expansion. Brandy had entrepreneurial aspirations from a young age. Growing up in a small town in southeast Ohio, she watched her father and grandfather run their companies. After working in restaurant management, she decided to move to Florida in search of additional opportunities. She became the restaurant...

Duration: 00:21:48


How to Lead Like a Superhero with Sebastien Richard

9/15/2017
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Do you want to become a better leader? If so, Sebastien Richard thinks you can take your cue from popular superheroes. Richard joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his latest book "Lead Like a Superhero: What Pop Culture Icons Can Teach Us About Impactful Leadership," which offers a unique perspective on leadership. It takes a look at today's most popular superheroes, from Batman to Wonder Woman to Captain Aemerica, and analyzes their strengths and weaknesses...

Duration: 00:23:40


What is the REAL ROI of Social Media? with ThinkViral founder Anne Cull

9/8/2017
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What's the right way to measure the impact of your social media? ThinkViral founder Anne Cull joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss ROR—return on relationships. According to Cull, social media is about people. In this episode she lays out a system for connecting and engaging with the real people who do business with your company so they can get to know, like and trust you. Listen to the full lineup of Smart Companies Thinking Bigger episodes in the archives.

Duration: 00:16:15


Six Questions for Leading Achievers with Clive Hook

9/8/2017
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Clive Hook is a training consultant, busines speaker and the author of "Six Questions for Leading Achievers." joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his inspiration of the book, what a "leading achiever" is, the difference between leadership and management, and why he asks six questions instead of providing six answers. After training and consulting in more than 32 countries, Hook is convinced that leadership requires constant learning. In his book and on...

Duration: 00:25:03


The Role of First-Time Employers in Kansas City's Economy

9/1/2017
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Maria Meyers, the executive director of UMKC's Innovation Center, and Kate Hodel, project director at KC SourceLink, discuss the findings of their latest report, "We Create Jobs." The report reveals the impact of "first-time employers" on Kansas City's job growth. What are the trends? Where are the new jobs coming from? What industries are creating those jobs? How does the pay of first-time employers compare to the compensation of more established companies? Learn the answers to these...

Duration: 00:18:36


Marisa Wiruhayarn's Entrepreneurial Journey Involved More Than Crossing an Ocean

8/25/2017
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When Marisa Wiruhayam, the owner of Tasty Thai and Big Bowl Pho, left Thailand for the U.S. several years ago, she was looking forward to a fresh start. She settled into her new home to raise her family and begin learning about her new home. But then tragedy struck. Her husband died unexpectedly, leaving her to raise two small children, with a limited grasp of English and no real job skills. Marisa's story is one of perseverance and dedication. Today, she owns several Thai restaurants in...

Duration: 00:24:46


Adam Arredondo Talks About Major Changes in KC's Startup Community

8/18/2017
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Adam Arredondo, executive director of the Kansas City Startup Foundation, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss big changes in the Kansas City startup community, including the merger of the Center of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development (CEED) with the foundation and a $1 million pledge from one of Kansas City's serial entrepreneurs--Mike Wrenn, CEO of Affinity Worldwide. Adam has been immersed in the Kansas City startup community since 2011. As the executive director of the...

Duration: 00:23:28


What's Going on With Health Insurance for Small Businesses?

8/11/2017
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Chris Goodwin, owner of Insurance Pros, joins host Kelly Scanlon to address changes in the health insurance market that can impact Kansas City small businesses. He addresses these key points in the interview: Which carriers are entering, staying and leaving Kansas City's individual health care marketTrends in health insurance and employee benefits as a whole as a result of the legislative environment in WashingtonWhat small employers who don't have health insurance can do to ensure they...

Duration: 00:25:02


Entrepreneur Turns Salvage Into Success

8/4/2017
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Mary Lou Jacoby, founder of Warehouse1, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode to talk about her entrepreneurial journey. Warehouse 1 got its start when Jacoby saw opportunity where others saw trash. When Jacoby approached the owner of an auction company who had a building full of old, used equipment in Kansas City, Jacoby offered to buy the building if the owner would allow Jacoby to finance it by selling the contents of the building. Jacoby thought the retail shelving, storage...

Duration: 00:30:19


From NASA to OYO Fitness, with founder Paul Francis

5/5/2017
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Our guest today is Paul Francis. When Francis read about NASA's problem with astronauts exercising in space, he contacted the agency about a technology he had developed using resistance instead of weights. He later licensed that SpiraFlex technology to Nautilus, and they used it to develop the Bowflex Revolution home gym. Francis came up with a way to miniaturize the components and launch OYO Fitness, which offers the DoubleFlex Portable Gym and a follow-up product called DoubleFlex Black....

Duration: 00:22:20


Why Entrepreneurs Need to Raise Their Hands, with Hatch founder Zack Miller

5/5/2017
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Our guest today is Zack Miller—an entrepreneur, author, internet personality and mayor of “Hustle City.” Zack launched Hatch in Norfolk, Virginia, to provide a platform that helps the owners of both startup and established companies solve their problems. Through Hatch, Zack has also launched an online resource company called 1000 Four. Zack brings to his efforts at Hatch more than two decades of business experience in starting, investing, advising, mentoring and growing thousands of...

Duration: 00:23:10


Apple Pie Painting Hits a Sweet Spot in Kansas City, with April Kramer

4/28/2017
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April Kramer, co-founder of Apple Pie Painting, joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about how she and her husband Joey identified an opportunity to launch a mobile painting party concept, how as newlyweds and business partners they've managed to set boundaries for the good of their relationship and the business, how they expanded the business online through paint kits, and their goals for franchising the business. To listen to all the shows in the Smart Companies Thinking Bigger lineup, visit...

Duration: 00:25:50

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