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Catch a ride to the Silicon Prairie Awards Thursday with these groups

Midland Theatre KC August 19, 2014 by

We're getting so close to the Silicon Prairie Awards that we can almost feel the weight of those Golden Analogs in our hands. But we'd have nothing to celebrate and no one to pass those Analogs off to if it wasn't for the tremendous support we receive from our communities. We helped organize a bus from Omaha, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and were excited to see efforts from Lincoln and Iowa come together to help get as many people as possible down to Kansas City for the third annual Awards.  read more

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Emerging Business CFO helps startups have full-time financial focus

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Dan Schmidt, CEO of The Emerging Business CFO (EBCFO), thinks accountants can do better work for their clients. "I look around and I see a hole in services provided to entrepreneurs and small business owners. You can get great bookkeeping and tax work done, and there are talented people in the industry, then it stops," Schmidt told SPN. "It’s basically numbers on a sheet of paper and then a small business owners says thanks, shoves it in a drawer, never looks at it again and it doesn’t help anyone. "It needs to be more than numbers on a page. People need someone willing to sit down with them, to do the work, but also tell them what it all means."  read more

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