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An array of policies aim to support entrepreneurs through grants and tax breaks that make capital more easily attainable. However, entrepreneurs most often turn to two forms of private external financing: debt and equity.
Changing demographic trends are altering the American economic landscape in ways that will affect the economy for years to come. The aging of Boomers and the emergence of Millennials are two of the biggest demographic developments in America today.
About 29 percent of jobs require a government-issued license—a dramatic increase from just forty years ago when only 10 percent of workers were licensed. These licensure requirements result in fewer practitioners, who can demand higher wages, while also stifling new business creation and innovation.
Through the years, men and women have pursued their entrepreneurial path in the Kansas City region.  Along the way, they have created new goods and services and changed the ways we live, work and play.