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KCSourceLink FAQs

KCSourceLink connects aspiring, emerging and established small businesses to a wide network of business-building resource organizations in the 18-county Kansas City region. KCSourceLink provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the right resources at the right time.

No, there is no cost for either the entrepreneurs or the nonprofit organizations that make up our resource network. This ensures you objective, unbiased information about the organizations that can best meet your needs.

No. KCSourceLink serves not only the bi-state Kansas City metro area but also the entire 18-county Kansas City region.

Within the Kansas City region there are many resources to help start a business or to expand an existing business. These services range from business plan and marketing assistance to web site development, small loan programs, how to get contracts with the government or large corporations or make it through various City Hall regulations and zoning issues.

The list is very long, but the following twenty-two categories include all the services:

  • Advocacy & Public Policy
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Resources & Assistance
  • Franchising
  • Freight & Distribution
  • Import & Export Assistance
  • Internship Programs & Services
  • Legal Services
  • Libraries & Research Organizations
  • Management Issues & Training
  • Manufacturing, High Tech & Life Sciences Development
  • Marketing
  • Networking Organizations
  • Nonprofit Development
  • Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space
  • Product Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Selling to the Government & Large Corporations
  • Tax Services
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training

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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.