Smart Companies, with Host Kelly Scanlon | Friday | 11 a.m.



SmartCoRadioNetworkLogo_Final_RGB_smallSmart Companies Radio is a national radio show that broadcasts every Friday at 11 a.m. Central.

Get the inside scoop on how America’s most successful business owners transformed their entrepreneurial vision into reality! And, listen in as some of the top business minds in the country, best-selling business authors, and nationally recognized business gurus serve up practical advice, tips and insights for growing your business.

Be sure to catch the Kansas City edition of Smart Companies too!


10X8 HSBD1Kelly Scanlon
is the owner of Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc., a company that publishes and produces a variety of publications, products and events that connect growth-minded business owners with practical strategies, resources and information that will take them to the next level of success.

Kelly serves on a variety of local, regional and national boards designed to advocate and assist small businesses. She served as national chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 2010-2011 as part of a 5-year tenure on the national board of directors.

Kelly was recognized in August 2011 on a list published by Forbes as one of the “Top 25 Women Tweeting About Entrepreneurship.” Some of the other awards she has won include the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners; U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2009 Region VII Women’s Business Advocate (for Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska); and numerous others.


December 2014

December 12, 2014 // Big Cannabis in Colorado – Will Smaller Potrepreneurs Go Up In Smoke? LISTEN

December 5, 2014 // Think Like a Marketer, Sell Like a Superstar, with John Jantsch LISTEN

November 2014

November 28, 2014 // How Small Business Saturday Fuels the Economy LISTEN

November 21, 2014 // Everykey: A Solution to Password Security LISTEN

November 14, 2104 // Entrepreneurial Brothers-in-Law Solve “NoodleNeck” Head Bobbing LISTEN

November 7, 2014 // The Accidental Brewmeister, with New Belgium Brewing CEO Kim Jordan LISTEN

October 2014

October 31, 2014 // From Zero to One: Blake Masters Talks Startups and Building the Future LISTEN

October 24, 2014 // Why Kansas City Has Become a Growing Hotbed of Entrepreneurship LISTEN

October 17, 2014 // Overcoming the Taboo of Failure, with Cass Phillipps of FailCon LISTEN

October 10, 2014 // Women’s Small Business Month: Business Strategies for WBEs, with Michele Markey LISTEN

October 3, 2014 // I Need Money for My Business Now! with Tiffany Wright LISTEN

September 2014

September 26, 2014 // The Entrepreneur Grannies, founders of Ice Chips Candy LISTEN

September 19, 2014 // Are You Successfully Balancing the CEO Tightrope? with Joel Trammel LISTEN

September 12, 2014 // Slaying the Startup Manufacturing Dragon, with Scott Miller, Dragon Innovations LISTEN

September 5, 2014 // School for Startups, with Jim Beach LISTEN

August 2014

August 29, 2014 // Business Owners: To Degree or Not to Degree, with Dr. Angie Besendorfer LISTEN

August 22, 2014 // How to Give Your Business a Competitive Intelligence Advantage, with Seena Sharp LISTEN

August 15, 2014 // Everwise’s Rocket Fuel for the Modern Workplace: Online Mentoring LISTEN

August 8, 2014 // Moving Women in Business Forward, with Gay Gaddis, Chair of the Committee of 200  LISTEN

August 1, 2014 // Creating Content That Gets Clicked and Shared, with John Rampton LISTEN

July 2014

July 25, 2014 // Championship Coach Jeff Scurran: Success on the Playing Field and in Business LISTEN

July 18, 2014 // How to Make Generations X, Y, and Zoomers Happy at Work, with Cheryl CranLISTEN

July 11, 2014 // Creating the World’s Largest Coffee Shop, with ACe Callwood of Coffitivity  LISTEN

July 4, 2014 // How to Put Profit First, with Best-Selling Author Mike Michalowicz LISTEN

June 2014

 June 27, 2014 // Starting a Business – Great Startup Ideas Don’t Guarantee Investors LISTEN

June 20, 2014 // The Decline and Fall of IBM, with Robert X. Cringely: Silicon Valley Confidant LISTEN

June 13, 2014 // Solar Highways: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future? LISTEN

June 6, 2014 // The LinkedIn Edge, with J.D. Gershbein LISTEN

May 2014

May 30, 2014 // Privacy and the Internet, with Duck Duck Go Founder & CEO Gabriel Weinberg LISTEN

May 23, 2014 // Telling the Story of Southwest Airline’s Culture, with Linda Rutherford LISTEN

May 16, 2014 // The Art of War for Small Business with Becky Sheetz-Runkle LISTEN

May 9, 2014 //Investment Wisdom from Belinda Savage, One of the First 10 Women Traders on Wall Street LISTEN

May 2, 2014 // How to Make Generations X, Y, and Zoomers Happy at Work, with Cheryl Cran LISTEN

April 2014

April 25, 2014 // The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success, with Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard LISTEN

April 18, 2014 // Are Co-Working Spaces the Wave of the Future? LISTEN

April 11, 2014 // The Barefoot Spirit LISTEN

April 4, 2014 // Does “Cracker Jack” Run Your Customer Experience? LISTEN

March 2014

March 28, 2014 // Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive LISTEN

March 21, 2014 // The Power of Your Business Name LISTEN

March 7, 2014 // 10,000 Small Businesses: An Investment in America’s Entrepreneurs  LISTEN

February 2014

Feb. 28, 2014 // For Better or for Work, with Meg Hirshberg LISTEN

Feb. 21, 2014 // Entrepreneurship Goes to School . . . And Turns Up in Some Surprising Classes LISTEN

Feb. 14, 2014 // Up Close With Melissa Thompson, founder of TalkSession LISTEN

Feb. 7, 2014 // Sales Shift: Why the Age of the Customer Has Dawned, with Jim Blasingame  LISTEN

January 2014

Jan. 31, 2014 // Lessons for Small Business in Target Data Breach, with former FBI special agent Jeff Lanza  LISTEN

Jan. 24, 2014 // The Secret Behind the Hottest Business in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with Ed Currie who holds the record for creating the hottest pepper on Earth  LISTEN

Jan. 17, 2014 // Flight Car: Braving the New Frontier, with entrepreneur Kevin Petrovic LISTEN

Jan. 10, 2014 // Cupcake Confidential – with Jeff Martin of Smallcakes LISTEN

Jan. 3, 2014 // Bitcoin – The New Currency or Just a Flash in the Pan? —with Brandon Perry and John Kennyhertz LISTEN

December 2013

Dec. 27, 2013 // Making the Most of Your Advertising Dollar, with the “Commercial Professor” Tim Burt LISTEN

Dec. 20, 2013 // Turning Adversaries Into Allies – with Bob Burg LISTEN

Dec. 13, 2013 // Are Entrepreneurs Worthless, Impossible and Stupid, with Dan Isenberg LISTEN

Dec. 6, 2013 // The Inside Scoop on the Founding of Twitter, with New York Times business columnist Nick Bilton who authored the best-seller Twitter Hatched LISTEN

November 2013

Nov. 29, 2013 // The Story Behind the “Elf on the Shelf” Magic, with co-founder Chanda Bell LISTEN  

Nov. 22, 2013 // Why Employees Are ALWAYS a Bad Idea, with author Chuck Blakeman LISTEN

Nov. 15, 2013 // What It Takes to Build an Entrepreneur Ecosystem, with Barnett Helzberg Jr., Joe Lieberman and Maria Meyers LISTEN

Nov. 8, 2013 // Keys to Long-Term Success in Business, with William Bronchick, CEO of LegalWiz Publications  LISTEN

Nov. 1, 2013 // How to Become a Conscious Millionaire, with author JV Crum III LISTEN

October 2013

Oct. 25, 2013 // Landmark Legislation for Women Business Owners Remembered, with Virginia Littlejohn, Dr. Terry Neese, and Julie Weeks LISTEN

Oct. 18, 2013 // Get Your Business Unstuck!, with Barry Moltz LISTEN

Oct. 11, 2013 // My Life Inside Arthur Anderson – Including the Fall, with Larry Katzen LISTEN

Oct. 4, 2013 // Mastering Quick Change in Business, with former Navy Seal Brent Gleeson LISTEN

September 2013

Sept. 27, 2013 // Glamajama’s Heather Schuck – eBay Hobby to Multimillions! LISTEN

Sept. 20, 2013 // Tracking Down the 60 Most Interesting Business Leaders, with Sean Spence LISTEN

Sept. 13, 2013 // Stretching Employee Strengths, with Paul Brewerton LISTEN

Sept. 6, 2013 //Texting and Driving Can Be a Business Killer Too, with John Sondag and Belinda Waggoner LISTEN

August 2013

Aug. 30, 2013 // Marketing to Millennials, with Jeff Fromm LISTEN

Aug. 23, 2013 // Why Brands Fail in a Crisis, with David Johnson LISTEN

Aug. 17, 2013 // Living the 12-Week Year, with Brian Moran LISTEN

Aug. 10, 2013 // Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business, with Becky Sheetz-Runkle LISTEN

Aug. 3, 2013 // Silpada Designs: Back in the Family After Avon Sale, with Kelsey Perry and Ryane Delka LISTEN













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