Kelly owns Interrobang Solutions, which provides outsourced professional publishing services. She also hosts the “Talking Business Now” podcast.
For more than 20 years, Kelly owned Thinking Bigger Business Media, which produced a variety of publications, products and events connecting business owners with practical strategies and resources for growing their business. She sold Thinking Bigger in March 2018.
Kelly serves on several boards that advocate and assist small businesses. She’s been actively involved in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for 20+ years, serving in various leadership roles in the Kansas City chapter and on the national c6 board of directors from 2008-2012 (board chair in 2010). She is currently a member of Country Club Bank’s Board of Directors.
Her past service has included co-chair of the Women’s Foundation (now United WE) patron committee and fundraising committee for the Women’s Employment Network. She’s also been a board member for: Country Club Bank’s advisory board, Kansas State Johnson County Extension, UMKC Bloch School of Business advisory board, NE Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, the former Missouri Women’s Business Center, and Rockhurst University SBDC.
Kelly has received numerous awards for her small business advocacy and journalism, including the United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners.
A wine enthusiast, Kelly holds a WSET Level 2 certification in wines.