With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 24, we wanted to find a way to celebrate the exciting and rapidly growing Kansas City small business community. At Strategic Capital, each member of our team has a passion for helping and supporting entrepreneurs and we wanted to compile a list of our favorite local small businesses that we follow.

Charlie Hustle

Description: Charlie Hustle sets out on a mission to bring back your favorite t-shirt from the past, and back into your current wardrobe. Inspired the the classic designs in sports and popular culture, they use the t-shirt as a canvas in effort to express our love and passion for vintage clothing. Their influences take us back to our youthful innocence and those childhood moments we all wish to relive. From the fabric and garment to the design and print, Charlie Hustle is focused on every detail in effort to give you that look we like to call, Vintage Made Fresh!

What Separates Charlie Hustle from the Crowd?: Charlie Hustle has big ideas, but we don’t lose sight of our Kansas City roots. That’s exemplified in our Communi-Tees and Kansas City collections.

Company Website: www.charliehustle.com


The Bunker

Description: The Bunker, Kansas City’s premiere destination for the hottest local and national brands, featuring a full range of men’s women’s and children’s clothing, footwear, and accessories, plus a huge assortment of unique gift items for everyone you know.

What Separates The Bunker from the Crowd?: The Bunker is Kansas City’s first, and best, place to find all your locally themed goods, while still maintaining a unique assortment of sought after national brands. Located in Westport – Kansas City’s oldest and most unique shopping and entertainment district, The Bunker is Kansas City’s destination for all your fashion and gift needs and has been for over twenty years.

Company Website: www.bunkeronline.com


Green Room Burgers & Beer

Description: Family-owned brew pub in Westport making Papa Louie’s beers and the best burgers in KC.

What Separates the Green Room from the Crowd?: There’s no place like Green Room in KC. They are a small-batch (1bbl at a time) brewery located in the same building as the Westport Coffeehouse and the Westport Coffeehouse Theater. They are a favorite of Westport locals, and beer-drinkers seeking out a tasty brew that they can only find at the Green Room. They are also a small, locally-owned business with just one location, so you will find a quirky and unique vibe.

Company Website: www.greenroomkc.com



Description: Crema is a digital product agency that works with partners from top innovative brands to funded startups. Our team of creative thinkers and doers will simplify the complex to discover the right solutions faster.

What Separates Crema from the Crowd?: Crema is a group of thinkers and doers that will simplify the complex to discover the right solutions faster. We are design, development and strategy experts, committed to the mastery of our craft and the flourishing of our people. We are radically transparent with each other and with our partners, building long-term trust and giving our clients confidence to take risks, validate ideas and solve problems fast.

Company Website: www.crema.us



Description: t.Loft is a growing community of health cafes offering fresh, all natural food and beverages with four locations in the Kansas City area.

What Separates t. Loft from the Crowd?: The cafes cater to the health conscious with fresh pressed juices, nutritious gourmet meals and cleansing programs as well as a 100 percent gluten free menu. t.Loft actively shares the positive impact of nutrition, and is focused on fueling sustainable lifestyles.

Company Website: www.tloft.net

SunSmart Technologies

Description: Since 2012, SunSmart Technologies has brought the power of the sun to Missouri residential, commercial, industrial and government facilities. They reliably, efficiently and affordably produce solar energy for their customers.

What Separates SunSmart Technologies from the Crowd?: SunSmart Technologies can potentially get your utility bill into the single digits.Their team will handle the entire job from start to finish.

Company Website: www.sunsmartusa.com


Johnny’s Tavern

Description: Johnny’s was established in 1953 and has been “Serving Up Tradition” ever since. Today, what was once just a workingman haven with cold beer and a jukebox has become a local favorite for sports fans and families – with 10 great locations and counting.

What Separates Johnny’s Tavern from the Crowd?: With great food and friendly staff, Johnny’s is an iconic brand in Kansas City and Lawrence, KS. Their locations are also official watch party spots for The University of Kansas Alumni Association.

Company Website: www.johnnystavern.com


JHS Pedals

Description: Started in 2007, JHS has evolved into an effects pedal company recognized world-wide and utilized by some of today’s most recognized musicians.

What Separates JHS Pedals from the Crowd?: Every JHS Pedal, JHS Mod and JHS hand-painted pedal is assembled, tested and shipped from their facility in south Kansas City.

Company Website: www.jhspedals.com


FlexPro Meals

Description: FlexPro delivers fantastic, gourmet, healthy meals to doorsteps on the customer’s schedule.

What Separates FlexPro Meals from the Crowd?: Everything they make is made from scratch and freshly made. All FlexPro Meals contain whole foods and do not include any preservatives.

Company Website: www.flexpromeals.com



Description: A restaurant celebrating midwestern recipes, traditions and culture using local Kansas & Missouri flavors and farmers.

What Separates Rye from the Crowd?: Rye pays homage to those heritage dishes that the Midwest is known for like succulent smoked pork chops, aged steaks, bbq ribs, fried chicken, seasonal vegetables from the garden, Parker House rolls, freshly made pies, fruit cobblers and layer cakes to name a few.

Company Website: www.ryekc.com


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