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Ep 17: How the Kern Marketing Group Began & Where It’s Headed

Many people dream of walking away from the corporate world and starting their own business. Mark Kern did just that about 15 years ago and now runs a successful marketing company out of Lawrence. Today we’ll talk to him about taking that leap, how he’s navigated the changing marketing business, and the best investment he’s made in his company.

Ep 13: Meet the Man Behind Mammoth Sports Construction

On today’s podcast, we introduce you to Jake Farrant, founder and president of Mammoth Sports Construction. Find out how this booming family business became an industry leader in sports field construction, national cemetery renovations and golf course installation.

Ep 10: The Business of the Internet with Adam Fichman

Our guest today began coding at the age of six and has built a successful career working on the internet. Adam Fichman of Lifted Logic in Kansas City joins us to talk about working with Facebook early on, finding your purpose as an entrepreneur, and building authentic relationships with employees.

Ep 9: Supporting the Homeless and Impoverished of Topeka with Barry Feaker

Barry Feaker has held the Executive Director position at the Topeka Rescue Mission for more than three decades. During that time, his organization has made a huge impact on the community and the people that need support. He’s seen a lot of change through the years, including the most recent shift that COVID-19 has caused. Join us as we learn more about the TRM.

Ep 8: Putting Profit First with Consultant Tracy Jepson

Every business relies on profit to stay afloat and one Kansas State grad is helping small businesses around the country maximize their operation. Tracy Jepson, CEO of TLJ Consulting, joins us today to share some of her processes and advice for putting profit first, insight into the mistakes owners commonly make, and the lessons she’s learned for her own operation.

Ep 7: Building Homes and a Business With Your Spouse with Greg & Carol Rau

Growing a business is a challenge on its own but what if you were trying to do it with your significant other? That’s what Greg and Carol Rau have done at Apple Tree Homes in Lawrence. Today we’ll spotlight their story to find out what additional challenges working with a spouse creates, their passion for building custom homes, and how technology impacts their business.