LeBaron-Ramos Law Firm opens second office

LeBaron-Ramos hosts open houseBy CharaOn March 18, the LeBaron-Ramos Law Firm hosted an open house at its Olathe, Kansas, location at 113 S. Kansas Ave.Lawyers Denise Ramos and Danielle Wingfield hosted the ribbon-cutting event.LeBaron-Ramos offers services in immigration, family, criminal and traffic law. In addition to the Olathe office, it has a location at 1505 […]

How Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Should Market to Current Customers

By Jessica Larson – SolopreneurJournal.com   Customer retention is essential. Not only does it cost five times more to secure a new customer, but the successful sales rate for an existing customer is as high as 70%. On the other hand, it’s a lowly 5% to 20% for new customers. The importance is clear: you must […]

How to improve your financial health

Commentary by Chara With a new year underway, many people are pursuing their new year’s resolutions. Many of those resolutions concern financial health.If you have made finance-related resolutions, here are some tips to help you achieve a healthy financial lifestyle:*Create a budget: Once you have a budget, you can plan for expenses, reduce or eliminate […]

Garza chosen for 2021 Women Who Mean Business

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas City area native Theresa Garza, who serves as manager of regional economic development at the natural gas utility Spire Inc., was recently recognized as one of the Women Who Mean Business honorees by the Kansas City Business Journal.“I mean it’s humbling because of the quality women that are in (that group),” […]

Taco Naco KC brings pop-up-style tacos to permanent location

By Angie Baldelomar A new taqueria is part of the Overland Park, Kansas, landscape.Taco Naco KC Market and Taqueria is open to the public at 8220 Metcalf Avenue. Owners Brian Goldman and his wife, Fernanda Reyes, started Taco Naco KC in 2019 as a catering company for weddings, company events and such, and a pop-up […]

Missouri ending federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

By Roberta Pardo Kansas and Missouri are planning changes to pandemic-related unemployment programs.On May 11, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced that Missouri will stop participating in all six federal pandemic-related unemployment programs, starting June 12, in hopes of pushing people back to work and addressing workforce shortages.“From conversations with business owners across the state, we […]

SBA announces restaurant-, food service-oriented grant program

By Angie Baldelomar The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced details on the application for Restaurant Revitalization Funds (RRF) grants.Part of the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden, the RRF aims to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses remain open. The program will provide restaurants and other […]

The Toolbox, new resource center to help small businesses, to open in WyCo

By Angie BaldelomarA new resource center hopes to help small business owners in Wyandotte County, Kansas.The Toolbox is a one-stop center that seeks to help people either start or grow their businesses. Gabe Munoz (Muñoz in Spanish), local director of the ESHIP Communities Council — the organization behind the center — said services have been […]

Black Agave hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

Story by Roberta Pardo and photos by Michael Alvarado A new Mexican restaurant has opened.On April 2, Black Agave Tequila Mexican Cuisine and Bar opened at 9720 Quivira Road in Lenexa, Kansas, near the Oak Park Mall, with its official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City organized the ceremony to […]

KDOL expanding customer service hours to address unemployment issues

By Angie Baldelomar For months, Kansans have complained about the irregularities in getting their unemployment benefit payments.One explanation the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has given is the outdated unemployment system in place that has been overwhelmed by the number of claims because of the added federal unemployment programs it added.KDOL Deputy Secretary Peter Brady […]