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About KCSourceLink

KCSourceLink's mission is to help small businesses in the 18-county Kansas City region - from Warrensburg to Topeka, from St. Joseph to Osawatomie - grow and succeed. We provide small business with free, easy access to the help you need - when you need it.

KCSourceLink has also been leading the effort to make Kansas City America’s most entrepreneurial city. That means we help coordinate great events for entrepreneurs, like Global Entrepreneurship Week and Battle of the Brands. We also help fill gaps in resources and bring national resources to the community through grants such as the I6 Challenge and the University Center grants from the Department of Commerce EDA.

How do we accomplish this?

KCSourceLink connects a network of 200+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services for small businesses. We facilitate the linking of these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and startup small businesses throughout the region.

Our network Resource Partners provide a wide range of business-related services, including:

  • Business Planning
  • Loans/Financing
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Licenses/Permits
  • Startups
  • Product Development
  • Training Classes
  • Government Contracts
  • Operations

The Process

  • Contact us by phone at 816-235-6500 or Toll-Free at 866-870-6500. Or, email us at
  • You will talk to one of our staff, who gathers information about your business and your needs.
  • We then guide you to the business resources that can best help you.
  • Your KCSourceLink contact follows up with you to assure service and satisfaction.
  • The KCSourceLink referral services are provided at no cost to you.

Online Search Option

The Resource Navigator® allows you to do your own customized online search for the network resources in your area that can meet your needs. You can use The Resource Navigator in addition to talking to a real person at KCSourceLink, or you can begin your search with The Resource Navigator.

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  • iconStartup

    You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.

  • iconMicroenterprise

    You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.

  • iconMain Street

    You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.

  • iconInnovation-Led

    You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.

  • iconSecond Stage

    You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.

  • iconEntrepreneurial Community

    You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.