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Put Your Worst Foot Forward is a book by Barnett C. Helzberg Jr. about him starting and building the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP).
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A group of HEMPers cheering for the Mouse Races at 2023 Celebrate HEMP
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HEMP and Porter House Kansas City have a partnership and both work to help entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area
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Empowering the Entrepreneurial Spirit

HEMP is dedicated to strengthening entrepreneurial leaders through excellence in mentoring.

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Real entrepreneurs. Real businesses. Really winning.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Nov 05
Easton Roofing
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
These meetings are a casual get together to have beverages and appetizers. We ask the Mentee hosting the party to do some type of interactive activity that deals with your business, for example:
  • An engineering business had his mentee class build items out of Legos.
  • A fitness business did a fitness challenge with his class.
The rest of the time, your class can...
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Wednesday
Sep 03
Parrish & Sons Construction
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
These meetings are a casual get together to have beverages and appetizers. We ask the Mentee hosting the party to do some type of interactive activity that deals with your business, for example:
  • An engineering business had his mentee class build items out of Legos.
  • A fitness business did a fitness challenge with his class.
The rest of the time, your class can...
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By the numbers

The numbers don't lie.

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$748 Million
Economic Impact on Kansas City
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29 Years
Growing Kansas City
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43%
Increased Revenue Growth
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41%
Increased Employee Count