Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Is Life Better in Kansas City for Everyone? What About Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses?


KC Magazine's slogan, displayed above, is a bold one.  Is life truly better in Kansas City?  What makes Kansas City stand out in comparison to all the rest?

Although we can't take the time to compare every single city in the United States to Kansas City, we can vouch that Kansas City is an amazing place to be.  In fact, we have stated multiple times that we seem to be in the right place at the right time.  With new developments like Google Fiber, Zaarly and the Livestrong Sporting Park as well as old favorites like Garmin, Sprint, Helzberg and Hallmark, Kansas City is flourishing.  And quickly.

But is Kansas City great for everyone?  Sure, tech startups will soon benefit from Google Fiber.  Big businesses have a strong name in a vibrant city.  But what about small businesses?  And more specifically, minority- and women- owned businesses?  How are they faring in the Kansas City business climate?

It's no secret that minority- and women- owned businesses, like any other business, face challenges and opportunities every day.  But these challenges and opportunities are often very different compared to those faced by businesses owned by the majority. 

What are distinguished experts saying about these challenges and opportunities that women and minority business owners often face?  Find out at KC Business's Minority Business Forum on Thursday, November 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 AM at the American Jazz Museum. 

At the Minority Business Forum, panelists from the Kansas City community including Consuella McCain-Nunnally (Kansas City Chamber of Commerce), Sherri Nordgren (Bank of Kansas City), CiCi Rojas (Truman Medical Center) and Nancy Zurbuchen (Kansas City Council of Women Business Owners) will come together to discuss the challenges that these businesses face every day. 

If you're interested in attending this event, visit the event page and register ($25.00/ticket).

Written by Allison Way

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