Business Growth: Start-Up

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Location Selection

By Bryon Schlosser President and Owner Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair American Home, and Griffith & Blair Commercial. In these times of virtual offices and virtual storefronts, it is possible for…

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Planning with the end in mind

By Jeremy Graber, Partner Foulston Siefkin LLP What would happen to your business if you were unexpectedly gone tomorrow? Consider the following all-too-common scenario: Jack and Jill own and operate their…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know Our Library Offered

By Desmond R. Henry (Here’s my moment of truth) Prior to a few years ago, I had maybe stepped into our Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library a handful of times.  However,…

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the pitch: Brista Robinson

the product Potato Chip Ice Cream Cone the entrepreneur Brista Robinson Senior, Washburn University the consultants Christina Forman LeighAnn Defendorf “I thought, ‘why can’t I have sweet and salty with…

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the pitch: Kristen Kogl

the product Durable and Environmentally Friendly Dental Floss Holder the entrepreneur Kristen Kogl Senior, Washburn University “It takes a large amount of will, time, flexibility, knowledge, and guts to think…

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the pitch

Photos by David Vincent On the surface, dental floss, ice cream cones and guitars may seem completely unrelated.  However, they do have something in common.  They all serve as inspiration…

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the pitch: Mark Feuerborn & Kaleb Marconette

the product Personalized Cigar Box Guitars the entrepreneurs Mark Feuerborn Sophomore, Washburn University Kaleb Marconette Senior, Washburn University “I’ve used one of my cigar box guitars to record with my…

Going Old School: Five Tried and True Sales Methods You Should Still Be Using in the 21st Century

By Tim Brown and Dan Streeter Make no mistake; the world of sales is changing. Technology seems to be driving the sales vehicle in today’s society, but it’s the old…

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Always Watching

By Tara Dimick, My dad turned a small business with two employees into a thriving company that never has enough employees to handle all the work. But like many small…

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What Sums You Up?

By Tara Dimick, “A day without laughter is a day lost.” “To assume just makes an ‘*ss’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’” “Sh*t or get off the pot.” Those three…