The HotSeat by StartUp Hutch

The HotSeat by StartUp Hutch combines storytelling with practical advice about business by sitting down with real Reno county residents and asking them questions about their entrepreneurial journey. How did they get started? What were the keys to their success? What obstacles did they have to get over along the way? you’ll hear from both new start ups and longstanding successful businesses and in between we will sprinkle in some conversations with other experts as well.

Success – Dave Inskeep of Joe McGuire Insurance

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Dave Inskeep, owner of Joe McGuire Insurance, as they discuss the highs and lows of business ownership, intricacies of acquiring an existing business, and the ins and outs of commercial business insurance.

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Expert – Sarah Diamond, Downtown Manager at Hutch Chamber

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Sarah Diamond, Downtown Manager at the Hutch Chamber. They discuss local events, grants, community growth, and the downtown master plan.

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Start Up – Justin Mills of Kansas Drone Services

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Justin Mills of Kansas Drone Services. They discuss the drone industry and what it takes to get a new venture off the ground.

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Start Up – David and Christena Weber of Weber Auto Glass

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with David and Christena Weber of Weber Auto Glass. They discuss what it takes to make the leap of faith to start a business and the importance of a supportive community.

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Expert – Brett Henry of Adams Brown, Strategic Allies and CPAs

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Brett Henry of Adams Brown, Strategic Allies and CPAs. They discuss accounting as it relates to your business and the importance of paying attention to how money flows through your business.

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Start Up – Darren Thomas of HTeaO Hutchinson

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Darren Thomas of HTeaO Hutchinson, as they discuss tips for new entrepreneurs, how they approached joining a franchise, the importance of local connections, and what it means to be a buffalo.

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Success – Kurt von Ahnen of Mañana No Mas

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Kurt von Ahnen of Mañana No Mas, which started as a digital marketing firm that grew into an eLearning and eCommerce developer. They discuss the growth and changes in the business and Kurts transitions from New Mexico, to California, and finally to Hutchinson. Learn more…

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Feed Drop – Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast

This month, Jackson sat down with Don Macke on the Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast. The Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast provides strategies to empower rural community success and vitality. Hosted by e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems’ Don Macke, episodes will feature interviews with cutting edge rural development thought leaders and community practitioners; remarkable entrepreneurs including business,…

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Success – Kevin Evenson of Sleep Haven

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer on location in Haven as he sits down with Kevin Evenson of Sleep Haven as the discuss business ownership, cashflows, mentors, and taking the long view of business and reinvesting back into the business.

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Start Up – Jen Brummer of Jenz Java

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer on location  in Haven as he sits down with Jen Brummer of Jenz Java. They discuss what the drive thru coffee shop has to offer as well as meeting the needs of their local community. 

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