Talking Business Now

Get the inside scoop on how America’s most successful entrepreneurs are transforming their industries. On each episode of Talking Business Now, you'll meet one of your fellow business owners, founders or entrepreneurs who's "been there done that." Along with host Kelly Scanlon, guests delve into a specific challenge they've dealt with, their strategies for handling it and how it changed their company. You'll be inspired by each guest's entrepreneurial journey—and, through their experiences and examples, you'll gain insights into innovative ideas you can put to work immediately to increase productivity, improve processes, expand your market share and generate more revenue. Tune in , , , it’s time to talk business!

How to Benefit From Strategic Partnerships, wit...
Small businesses can bridge gaps and leverage strengths with strategic partnerships.
24 min
Liberty Candle Honors and Brings Awareness to V...
Candle maker James Dressler creates candles that bring awareness to our troops.
24 min
How to Benefit from Strategic Partnerships: Mar...
Have a gap in your business? A strategic partner could be the answer.
25 min
Kansas city's Entrepreneurial Community Honorin...
Serial entrepreneur Gary Fish among the honorees November 10th in Kansas City by the University of Missouri Kansas City's Henry W. Bloch School of Management
18 min
Unconventional Strategies to Win Big With Big B...
Cynthia Kay joins host Kelly Scanlon this week on Smart Companies Radio. For more than 25 years, Cynthia Kay and Company has produced high-quality communication
24 min
No More Dark Alleys: Swappa, A Better Way to B...
Long-time software and mobile developer Ben Edwards decided there has to be a better way to buy and sell gently used phones and there is. Edwards is the man beh
23 min
Prime Time TV Host & Best-Selling Author Jeffre...
Jeffery Hayzlett shares his executive insight to Smart Companies Radio explaining how to create a business identity and own it.
21 min
Two Companies Win Investment from KCRise Fund, ...
KCRise, a relatively new fund available in Kansas City is making more money available to early-stage companies in the region. Find out how it works and learn ab
28 min
Swift Fuels: Promises To Get Lead Out in Aviati...
The Federal Aviation Administration is taking steps to eliminate the use of leaded fuel & Swift Fuels is leading the charge.
19 min
Two Companies Win Investment from KCRise Fund, ...
KC Rise Fund, a new fund that targets early-stage companies announces two new companies receiving investment capital. SpiderOak and Innara Health
28 min
Solve KC Sets Out to Do What The Name Implies: ...
There's no marketing problem too big to solve for Solve KC's founding partners, Teddi Hernandez and Ajmera. Solve KC allows business owners to bring in expertis
20 min
Outhink Your Competition With National Business...
Learn how to think outside the box with more innovative and disruptive growth ideas to grow your company up to 120 percent faster!
23 min
Perfect Wine, Perfect Bite, Vino Pair's Michael...
We've all enjoy a little wine and cheese or invited guests to enjoy a a wine and food pairing. Micheal Kearns, Owner of Vino Pair takes the guess work and the
25 min
Send The Employees Home & Grow Your Business Wi...
Author, speaker and entrepreneur Mitch Russo says it's all about your mind set as the CEO. Companies can be more profitable by eliminating the overhead and rese
24 min
Creating Jobs & Companies with Digital SandBox ...
Digital SandBox in three short years is successfully linking innovation to industry and contributes to grow the Kansas City economy. Find out how and why its wo
25 min
What Congress Needs to Do Now to Help Small Biz...
Eight Bills that have already passed the house and are now awaiting action in the senate. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council's CEO Karen Kerrigan say
24 min
Bridging The Digital Divide with SnapIT Solutio...
Neelima Parasker, founder of SnapIT Solutions wants to make insure everyone has the necessary technology to survive and thrive in the tech-laden world we live
22 min
Celebrating 100 Years Of A Business Icon: Ewing...
This week marks the 100th Birth Anniversary of one of this country's leading entrepreneurs who believed your company was only as good as the people you hire and
18 min
What Is Kombucha? & Why Are People Drinking it?...
What is kombucha and why are people across the country drinking it? Brewkery Owners Amy Goldman and Sean Galloway will answer all your questions and tell you wh
20 min
Getting The Best From Your Millennials, Award W...
How do you teach millennial workers the necessary soft-skills to survive in today's mixed-generational workspace? Bruce Tulgan, founder of Rainmaker Thinking sa
21 min
Launch KC Takes Flight With Kansas City's EDC V...
Get the inside scoop on the finalists for Launch KC 2016. Ten winners will be chosen to receive $50,000 in grants and incentives plus we'll pull back the curtai
21 min
Liberty Tax Founder John Hewitt Wants to Help Y...
With 45 years of tax service under his belt, entrepreneur John Hewitt talks about his passion to help others and why he launched Liberty Tax Service.
23 min
Fashion Has Gone To The Dogs With Kansas City C...
Meet half of the husband and wife team who make up Slik Hound. Owner Nick Luke shares his story on how the business got started and what it took, to get where t
21 min
How to Become The Expert and Authority with Aut...
Escape the best-kept secret syndrome. Learn the steps necessary from author and speaker Ken Lizotte to spread the word out about your expertise to people outsid
24 min
Inspiring and Celebrating KC Small Business wit...
Grow Home is a new initiative recently launched by Lead Bank of Kansas City. Lead Bank feels it is the role of a community bank to focus on local businesses and
22 min