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Barnett Helzberg On Mentoring Entrepreneurs

Barnett Helzberg, Jr. had a mentor. His name was Ewing Kauffman, the one-time owner of the Kansas City Royals.

That relationship was so successful, that Barnett Helzberg got an idea for a business mentoring program that is now in its 17th year -- the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program. The idea is to pass on the experiences of successful businessmen and women...to those who are at pivotal points in their careers.

In the second portion of Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes Helzberg to talk about a new book he's written on the program, Entrepreneurs and Mentors Equals Success.

HEAR MORE:  Barnett C. Helzberg Jr. and Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III hold a public conversation with some of the local entrepreneurs profiled in Helzberg’s new book Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Library's Central branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here for more information.


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Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.