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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

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 the...

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

Success Tips From Serial Entrepreneur Cliff Cole of More Floods Inc.

1/18/2018
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Serial entrepreneur Cliff Cole joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share the lessons he's learned three decads of business ownership. Cole, currently the owner of More Floods Inc., got started in the cleaning and restoration industry as a technician in 1987, Within a year, he was promoted to manager of the Omaha office of a national company. Feeling the entrepreneurial bug, he started his own cleaning and restoration business soon after, as well as a supply house...

Duration:00:21:33

Entrepreneur Impacts Youth Through Sports

1/12/2018
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Jeremy McDowell, founder of Midwest Sports Productions, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share his entrepreneurial journey. MSP promotes youth fastpitch and baseball across the Midwest through tournaments and other events create lifetime experiences. McDowell got his start in fastpitch in 2001 when he became a volunteer. By 2007, he had joined the USSSA as State Director of Kansas. Currently, in addition to running MSP, McDowell is the executive vice president of...

Duration:00:29:26

KC Restoration: Experts in Fresh Starts

1/12/2018
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KC Restoration specializes in metal refinishing and stone and wood restoration. Experts at preserving iconic spaces and restoring custom pieces, the company's owners know a bit about fresh starts themselves. Co-founder LeAnn Luemmen joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey. You'll learn how she and her husband and co-founder Bill Luemmen spent most of their lives as civil servants in California before striking out for Kansas City in late...

Duration:00:18:13

Royal Services: Close Out Becomes a Buyout That’s Lasted 25 Years

1/5/2018
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When Thomas Shyver was asked to close out a fledgling company in 1993, he answered the call. But after assessing the situation, he and his wife Charlene decided to buy the company—then called Royal Mechanical Services—rather than close it. Brad Shyver, the couple's son and current co-owner and CEO of the company—now called Royal Services—joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how his parents grew a turnaround company that sold home warranties into a company...

Duration:00:18:25

How Meridian Business Services Achieved Explosive Growth, with Amy Goode

1/4/2018
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Amy Goode, co-founder of Meridian Business Services, joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey. Amy founded the consulting company in 2003 with Heather Wright, in Louisburg, Kansas, the community outside of Kansas City where she grew up. She knew that tax and accounting services were lacking in Louisburg and the surrounding area, so providing those services seemed like a good business idea and a way to give back to the community. Fast forward 15 years,...

Duration:00:17:23

How KC Crew Hit a Homerun, with founder Luke Wade

12/29/2017
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KC Crew founder Luke Wade loves playing sports. But as an urban dweller, he tired of driving to the suburbs to play in organized leagues. So, he started forming leagues for fellow downtown Kansas City residents who wanted to participate in leagues closer to where they lived. In its first year, KC Crew signed up nearly 1,000 participants. That was in 2012. During the next two years, the company saw a 32 percent increase in sign ups. Luke finally quit his full-time job in 2015 and turned all...

Duration:00:19:59

Always On: One Woman's Story of Life as the Only Woman in the Room

12/29/2017
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Former Kansas Citian Jeanne Johnson joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss what it's been like to be the "only woman in the room" during her tech career, and she passes along the insights she's learned to create a pathway to success. Johnson is currently Americas Azure Strategist in the Global Black Belt organization at Microsoft focused on Azure. She has spent her career in the technology industry, founding her own tech companies and also helping others build...

Duration:00:25:34

How WBE Certification Has Opened Doors for ARJ Infusion Services

12/22/2017
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Lisa Sackuvich, the owner and president of ARJ Infusion Services, Inc., joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey and the importance of her WBE certification to her company's growth. ARJ Infustion Services offers in-home infusion expertise and dispensing of specialty pharmacy medication to patients with chronic conditions. Sackuvich has been able to leverage her WBE status to grow her business, including securing contracts with major...

Duration:00:24:33

Using Purpose to Drive Profits, with May McCarthy

12/22/2017
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Best-selling business author and consultant May McCarthy joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how finding your company's purpose can lead to more profits. She'll discuss: Creating a purpose or a “why” for your companyExamples of successful companies and their “why”Emphasizing your company’s purpose through demonstrative actionStrategies for using purpose as a driver of strategy and decision makingHow purpose creates profits McCarthy is an author, speaker, university lecturer...

Duration:00:22:12

How Al Hess Built Wholesale Trucks of America

12/15/2017
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Al Hess didn't know it at the time, but the purchasing skills he learned as a young man buying cows with his cattleman father gave him a strong foundation for building and growing Wholesale Trucks of America. Hess joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to share his entrepreneurial journey. He not only discusses how he's built WTA, but also how he and others created an industry association to raise the standards and repuation of his industry as well as educate newcomers to...

Duration:00:16:23

Turning Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage, with Daniel Burrus

12/15/2017
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Daniel Burrus, one of the world's leading futurists on global trends and innovations, joins Smart Companies Thinking Bigger host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller "The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage." Burrus discusses: What an "anticipatory" organization isThe difference between hard and soft trendsThe three types of hard trendsHow to use hard trends to create positive disruption and...

Duration:00:22:33

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