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Taking on Opioids

By LISA LOEWEN Photos by BRITTANY JORAE PUSCH-ZUNIGA More than 115 people in the United States die each day after overdosing on opioids— including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic…

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How to Create Products and Services Customers Want

By LESLIE FLEURANGES ALTHOUGH YOUR FAMILY and friends are great—they are probably not your target consumer. You need to identify your customers and find out if your product solves a problem…

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Multilevel Marketing

By KATHY WEBBER Photos by EMMA HIGHFILL Over a lifetime, most people will come into contact one way or another with someone involved in a multilevel marketing business. Perhaps a…

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Data Analytics Informs the Metro Bike Program

By PAMELA J. SCHMIDT, PhD. PARTNERING WITH WASHBURN: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRACTICE (HICEP) In late Fall 2016, Dr. Pamela Schmidt’s Washburn University School of Business students began a pilot…


Newest Issue of TK Business Magazine

Check out the Fall 2018 Issue of TK Business Magazine!

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From Life to the Page

By ADAM VLACH Nothing makes the challenges of life a little less challenging than learning from those who have gone before us. The same, no doubt, can be said for the…

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I Am Topeka: Rich Tarwater, Tarwater Farm & Home Supply

By SHALYN MURPHY Photo by DAVID VINCENT Since opening in 1978, Tarwater Farm & Home Supply has made excellent customer service their first priority. This singular focus has steered the…

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I Am Topeka: Dr. Shekhar Challa, Kansas Medical Clinic

By SHALYN MURPHY Photo by DAVID VINCENT Serial entrepreneur Dr. Shekhar Challa approaches every potential business idea with two essential questions—Is there a need? Does it solve a problem? These…


I Am Topeka: Marne & Eric Craver, Happy Basset Brewing Co.

By SHALYN MURPHY Photo by DAVID VINCENT When Eric Craver started brewing his own craft beer at age 19, little did he realize that he was actually brewin a future…


Adapting to Taste: Blue Jazz Coffee Roasters

By JAMIE SLACK Photos by DAVID VINCENT THROUGHOUT HISTORY, human beings have needed to adapt to our environment to survive. Companies are much the same—adaptability is necessary to connect with current…