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Co-Founder of Think Big Partners Sits in on Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program Panel

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Helzberg is one of those names that you hear quite often in Kansas City.  After all, the company was founded here in 1915...and it has clearly stuck around.  And because of Helzberg Diamond's stellar Midwest reputation, community involvement, and entrepreneurial spirit, Think Big Partners loves connecting with the Helzberg business.

The founding of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program(HEMP) was inspired by Barnett Helzberg, Jr.'s mentoring relationship with Ewing Kauffman.  The program matches seasoned, successful entrepreneur mentors with less-experienced entrepreneur mentees. This week, with the help of other Kansas City entrepreneurial organizations, HEMP is featuring an educational series for those entrepreneurs looking to enhance their startup knowledge.

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Kansas City Ranked #7 on Forbe's list of America's Best Downtowns

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Although there had already been a wide variety of artists living, working, and coalescing around downtown Kansas City, the brand new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts just opened in September and quickly became central, and a visual monument to just how seriously Kansas City takes the arts. Combine that love of culture with a walkable and livable downtown, a wide variety of neighborhoods such as "The Plaza," which is known for its upscale shopping and entertainment. Plus, everywhere you look in Kansas City, there's another fountain dancing in front of you, "They were one of the first cities in the US to add a pedestrian mall back in the fifties," says Clampet. "Plus you've got great barbecue there, and you can spend all day going from barbecue to barbecue joint – it's that delicious."

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Coworkin’ at Bizperc!

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Last week I traveled to Kansas City, my hometown, to visit my family. While I was in the "City of Fountains" I had the opportunity to cowork for a day at Bizperc. Kansas City has a few great coworking spaces on Loosecubes to choose from. Although my decision was tough, Bizperc outweighed others with its thorough solution to coworking. Not only do they have a huge space to offer their coworkers, they also have everything under the sun for business owners! Bizperc has a great kitchen stocked with amazing goodies including free popcorn, soda, and a Starbuck's sized array of coffee choices. Oh, and a rooftop wifi garden that has amazing views of the city.

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Herb Sih, ThinkBig Partners on Findit KC

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ThinkBig Partners – Incubating Ideas, Opportunities and Entrepreneurs

In this edition of our VLOG; I, Chris Olsen had the opportunity to talk with Herb Sih, a serial entrepreneur and Founder of ThinkBig Partners who operate the Bizperc office space at 1800 Baltimore.

Herb is the definition of a big thinker. Being an extremely successful businessman in Kansas City, Herb's advice is sought after by many movers and shakers in the Kansas City community. He's started numerous companies, and also been involved in the turnaround of many in need of a little direction.

 

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Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

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Recently Under30CEO ran a poll to find out what the best cities in the United States were for young entrepreneurs. The poll asked the Under30CEO readers to place their vote or submit the city of their choice if it wasn't listed. We asked everyone to not only think about the business climate and resources but to also consider the social scene and even weather. Young entrepreneurs want to run a successful business but they also take into consideration their lifestyle and where they can find both personal and business happiness. The results are below for the top cities for young entrepreneurs in 2011.

 

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