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Weekly interviews with the best and brightest business owners of Overland Park and the greater Kansas City area.

Hear how the movers and shakers of the community formed their businesses, how they enhance the community, and how they've overcome obstacles and challenges along the way.

Hosted by Bernie Wurts of Professional Financial Advisors, LLC.

KC Business Huddle Bernie Wurts

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Weekly interviews with the best and brightest business owners of Overland Park and the greater Kansas City area.

Hear how the movers and shakers of the community formed their businesses, how they enhance the community, and how they've overcome obstacles and challenges along the way.

Hosted by Bernie Wurts of Professional Financial Advisors, LLC.

    Ep 16: Foster Care Prodigy Authors Book on Overcoming Life’s ‘Sour Moments’

    Ep 16: Foster Care Prodigy Authors Book on Overcoming Life’s ‘Sour Moments’

    Today, we’re talking with Angie Hundley, author of the book, A Recipe for Bad Lemons, Ingredients for Success from Life’s Sour Moments. Find out how she overcame traumatizing events in her life. TRIGGER WARNING: There are some very sensitive topics discussed on the show. 
     
    Read more here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/business-owners/ep-16-foster-care-prodigy-authors-book-on-overcoming-lifes-sour-moments/238/ 
     
    About our guest: https://angiehundley.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:00 – Meet Angie Hundley
    13:40 – Her turning point
    14:54 – From adoption to current life
    19:53 – Car crash and other struggles
    27:00 – Concealing her childhood
    31:33 – An anger phase
    35:00 – How to get Angie’s book

    • 36 min
    Ep 15: Why Master Ko Wants to Expand His Martial Arts Business Worldwide

    Ep 15: Why Master Ko Wants to Expand His Martial Arts Business Worldwide

    Today, we’re talking with Master Bronson Ko, owner and operator of Ko Martial Arts, also known as KOMA. Find out how he got started in martial arts as a young child, why earning his black belt was monumental and how he hopes to help students worldwide.
     
    Read more and get additional resources: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/sports/ep-15-why-master-ko-wants-to-expand-his-martial-arts-business-worldwide/232/ 
     
    About our guest: https://komafranchise.com/
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    0:59 – Meet Bronson Ko
    7:09 – How he opened his business
    11:43 – Fast growth
    16:17 – How martial arts helps people
    18:42 - What drives him to build his business
    20:02 – Have kids gotten soft?
    22:18 – How Covid affected his business
    24:13 – Why students enroll in KOMA
    30:40 – Explorers program
    33:32 – Franchising program
    37:53 – Future of KOMA
    39:43 – How to contact Bronson Ko

    • 41 min
    Ep 14: ‘Am I An Alcoholic?’: Angela Pugh Uses Personal Story to Help Addicts

    Ep 14: ‘Am I An Alcoholic?’: Angela Pugh Uses Personal Story to Help Addicts

    Today, we’re talking with Angela Pugh, founder of Kansas City Recovery. KCR is an addiction and recovery resource that offers a range of services, including intervention services, recovery coaching, and continuing education and workshops.
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/non-profit/ep-14-am-i-an-alcoholic-angela-pugh-uses-personal-story-to-help-addicts/227/ 
     
    About our guest: https://kansascityrecovery.com/angela-pugh/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:25 – Meet Angela Pugh
    2:41 – How Angela became a life coach
    12:37 – How she overcame alcoholism
    19:00 – How she knew she was miserable
    20:31 – How addiction works
    25:41 – Alcohol and lifestyle
    27:37 – How she started Kansas City Recovery
    29:08 – TV show “Intervention”
    36:33 – After treatment
    39:42 – Recovery period
    42:36 – Follow Angela
    43:23 – Advice for entrepreneurs

    • 46 min
    Ep 13: Sandy Malone Uses Meditation to Help Business Owners Thrive

    Ep 13: Sandy Malone Uses Meditation to Help Business Owners Thrive

    Today, we’re talking with Sandy Malone of Mindfully Driven. She explains how her love of entrepreneurship and meditation can help business owners thrive.
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/leadership/ep-13-sandy-malone-uses-meditation-to-help-business-owners-thrive/221/ 
     
    About our guest:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandybartow/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:01 – Meet Sandy Malone
    1:47 – Sandy’s professional path
    12:04 – Mentoring women
    15:00 – Starting another women’s business center
    19:18 – Meditation and yoga
    22:03 – Mindfully Driven
    24:10 – Taking away the stress
    26:48 – What Sandy’s most proud of
    28:44 – Changes in entrepreneurs
    30:42 – Biggest mistake
    32:18 – Contact Sandy

    • 34 min
    Ep 12: How ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ Inspired Inventor Blake Hodgson

    Ep 12: How ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ Inspired Inventor Blake Hodgson

    Today, we’re talking with Blake Hodgson, who has turned his passion for product development into a fascinating business. If you can dream it, he can build it.
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/business-owners/214/214/ 
     
    About our guest: https://www.kcproto.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    1:08 – Meet Blake Hodgson
    1:43 – How Blake got into the business
    3:30 – Projects he’s worked on
    6:09 – How he started his business
    7:21 – Big picture view of his business
    8:48 – The building process
    16:27 – Getting products to market
    19:52 – Does he have competitors?
    20:39 – Ideal clients
    21:38 – How Covid has affected his business
    25:36 – What drives him
    26:14 – Why should people do business with him

    • 29 min
    Ep 11: Meet Business Coach and ‘Hostage Negotiator’ Chris Steinlage

    Ep 11: Meet Business Coach and ‘Hostage Negotiator’ Chris Steinlage

    When Chris Steinlage coaches business owners, he often feels like a hostage negotiator, trying to free the owners from their businesses to help them grow. Find out how Chris started his business and how he helps leaders improve.
     
    Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/business-owners/ep-11-meet-business-coach-and-hostage-negotiator-chris-steinlage/208/ 
     
    About our guest: https://aspirekc.com/ 
     
    What we discuss on this episode: 
    0:44 – Meet Chris Steinlage
    4:35 – Aspire Business Development
    5:32 – Responsibility of being a leader
    7:20 – Business coaching
    10:26 – Helping businesses
    16:54 – Getting business leaders to buy in
    23:46 – Dealing with difficult business owners
    31:33 – Covid
    35:00 – How to contact Chris

    • 37 min

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