Guiding CEOs

Acumen president, Dan Cooper joins Fred Herron on “Spirituality Adventures” and shares his insightful entrepreneurial journey and Acumen’s catalytic community. Learn how plain glass before stain glass plays a critical part in growing a business top line, optimizing the bottom line and enriching the storyline. Podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, PodBean, and more!

Hire Hard. Work Easy.

Hiring is hard. Hiring is especially tough when finding the right people even to interview is a struggle. If hiring is hard, then making the wrong hire is like wurtzite boron nitride (which is harder than a diamond – which is really really hard – trust me – I googled it). Why is the wrong …

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And Now, Back to Our Show

One of the leaders of our teams had a “NoVid” party. It’s like they were saying, “OK, we’re done, let’s get back to the regularly scheduled show!” We can see the pace of business returning yet with a different flavor. In some spots, it’s a slow leak. In others, it’s a full-on fire hose. What’s …

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In our house, we call the month of May, Mayhem. It’s the end of school, the middle of the 2nd quarter, the rainy season, and the edge of summer. Both home and work serve up mayhem – good and evil. Mayhem has been faithful to its definition this year. Thankfully it’s over. What happened this …

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Jon Schram

Growth Catalyst - Kansas City

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Jon is a husband to his wife Jill, a dad to Gracie, Cooper and Lucy and an unintentional serial entrepreneur.  Jon founded and led one of KC’s leading IT Support companies (The Purple Guys), regularly recognized on the Inc. 5000 list, the Corporate Report’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, a Best Place to Work and being one of the KC Chamber Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year. Before that, he founded and grew an IT Staffing firm, growing from $0 to $10M in revenue in just 4 years, being recognized as Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Company. He’s passionate about leadership and businesses that impact their community. From experience he also understands the issues of an owner/CEO. Jon is an entrepreneur who likes to empower others to grow their business, become more efficient in all they do and enrich their story line. He has been a member of the Acumen community since its inception. 

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