This week, special guest Ami Kassar, CEO of business loan advisory firm MultiFunding, talks about his new book, The Growth Dilemma. Kassar discusses the best strategies for growing a small business, from taking out lines of credit to using traditional banks or online lenders. Kassar discusses how important it is to be logical about a loan and not to let emotions guide your decision-making.
Staff reporter Emily Canal talks about some of the entrepreneurs creating companies that specialize in athletic performance and safety. The startups were the winners of the third annual 1st and Future startup competition held by the NFL, including Impressio, which uses liquid crystal elastomer technology that mimics shock-absorbing cartilage to create dissipative liner materials for protective equipment, and Curv, which uses augmented reality to capture an athlete’s movement and assess performance and injury risk.
Staff writer Will Yakowicz talks about the crime scene cleanup and remediation industry. The industry is largely unregulated and it’s easy to start a business, but biohazard cleanup poses serious risks. One former Kansas City cop launched her company in 2005 cleaning up after murders and unattended deaths. Now her business has seven franchisees cleaning up after hoarders, makeshift drug labs in homes and hotels, and gruesome violent crimes.