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Financial adviser finds benefits of being female in a male-dominated field

There weren’t many female financial advisers when Karen Fleming got into the business 31 years ago.

Small business spotlight: Walrus & Carpenter Productions

Laura Scholl is betting there’s a market for new versions of “Alice in Wonderland.” In fact, she moved to Wichita to prove it.

Farris Wheel candy store a sweet ride

After careers in other sectors of the food business, Ed and Angie Farha have found their sweetest job yet.

Father of four followed his own dad into painting business

It isn’t unusual to find a couple of Nathan Brumbelow’s sons with him on the job. His second job, that is.

Trendy Tots resale shop aims to be convenient for families

Garage sales used to be the place where old children’s clothes, toys and other items found new life.

Loyal customers come running back to My Tho

Not many restaurants can shut their doors for a couple of months on a semi-regular basis and expect customers to come running back when they reopen.

Wichita events planned in September, October for entrepreneurs

Two events are planned this fall for area entrepreneurs seeking advice, connections and financing.

Lloyd’s: 50-year-old electronics shop sells components, convenience

Sandy Riekeman is trying to keep everything about her father’s electronics shop alive, from the finch to the houseplants to the very idea of a 50-year-old, family-owned electronics company surviving in the Internet age.

Former law enforcement officer dives into new business opportunities

Tyler Brewer isn't your typical small business owner.

Hardwood floors have been good for ‘Great American’ owner

A musician in his younger days, a flooring company owner since 1985, Larry Bally says there are similarities between the two pursuits.

Selling shaved ice a cool way to give back to neighborhood

Carmond Young can't believe how much selling shaved ice out of a truck has changed her life.

Two auto dealers share same spot in Augusta

Two used car dealers located side by side are better than one.

Patented pier helps Hunter and Son Construction repair foundations

As Steve Hunter supervised foundation repair work on an east-side home Tuesday, he could see another down the street that he had worked on when his father, John, was the Hunter in Hunter and Son Construction.

Dent Busters expands into more visible location

Tracy Marsh was 21 when he quit his job at Boeing to learn a then-new technique of repairing dents in vehicles.

HC Creations offers floral arrangements in unique vases

Mark Gordon admits he was checking out cashier Helen Cherry as she checked him out at Lowe’s.

Alternative to car paint fuels Wichita business

Chris Cronin didn’t want to pay thousands of dollars to have his car painted. Now he’s trying to turn a cheaper alternative into a lucrative sideline business.

Roofing business adds construction, dent removal

Bad weather has been good to Michael Lent.

Small Business Spotlight: Wichita Pottery offers space for artisans, students

The Secret Gallery isn’t so secret anymore.

Downing & Lahey Mortuary begins 2nd century in business

Downing & Lahey Mortuary joins a select group of companies in 2013 as it marks 100 years in business under continuous family ownership.

Company designs, installs renewable energy systems

Improved technology and a little help from the Kansas Legislature convinced Jeff St. Clair that the time was right to start a solar energy business.

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