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.

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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Success – Joe and Aryn Hedrick of Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer on location at Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm in Nickerson with Joe and Aryn Hedrick. They discuss the evolution of the farm and bed and breakfast, traveling around the country, and their commitment to the community. 

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Start Up – Ashley and Zachary Carson of Axe It Up Hutch

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Ashley and Zachary Carson, owners of Axe It Up Hutch, as they talk about the importance of mentors and developing relationships with other professionals as well as trying new things, like a mobile axe throwing unit! 

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Start Up – Andrew Penrose of Jack’s for All Trades

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Andrew Penrose, owner of Jack’s for All Trades, a business in Buhler, Kansas, as they talk about the importance of planning ahead and hard work when you take over an existing business and the importance of working together with your community.

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Success – Shelly Bartel of Bartel Kitchen & Bath

Join Entrepreneur Navigator Jackson Swearer as he sits down with Shelly Bartel, co-owner of Bartel Kitchen and Bath, a business in Buhler Kansas, as they talk about the hard work that goes into creating a successful small business, the importance of carrying on the traditions of a family owned business, taking care of your customers…

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