In honor of this year's MLB All Star Game, hosted in our own hometown of Kansas City, we're celebrating a few of our own All Stars, those small business owners and entrepreneurs who our making a difference to our community and local economy.
Each of the entrepreneurs you'll meet in our blog over the next few weeks has worked with one of KCSourceLink's resource partners, part of a growing network of 180+ local nonprofits that offer low and no-cost services to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow and accelerate their businesses.
And today, we're happy to introduce you to Darren Dupriest of Validity Screening Solutions.
Tell us about Validity Screening Solutions.
Validity's iDology guides our premier background screening & drug testing services-always going directly to the source.
How did your KCSourceLink Resource Partner help you build your business?
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides excellent opportunities for business owners to venture outside their four walls. As is the case with many business leaders, it takes viable and engaging content to attract my attention. Chamber organizers do an excellent job assembling events that have a positive and immediate impact upon my business. I’m never concerned that time spent at Chamber events won’t be beneficial for my organization.
What makes Kansas City America's most entrepreneurial city?
Kansas City’s people and environment make it America’s most entrepreneurial city. While the coasts seem to be more concerned with image and pop-culture appeal, Kansas Citians roll-up their sleeves and get to work. We make waves with our results, not with preemptive press releases and non-substantive buzz. We instill a sense of “yes you can” and “how can I help” to our budding entrepreneurs, not “you can if you…”.
Who are your Kansas City entrepreneurial All Stars?
Know a company you'd nominate for as a Kansas City All Star Entrepreneur? Join the discussion and let us know either in the comments below or on our KCSourceLink Facebook.