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Boards and Advisors

Outside oversight and input becomes increasingly vital as a company grows. Official boards of directors and unofficial advisory boards can provide connections and ideas to drive business expansion.

Mentors, peer groups and roundtables also offer some measure of input.

 
Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center MAMTC helps companies realize never ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace by helping make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.
Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council promotes the growth and development of minority businesses through B-to-B opportunities and government contracts.
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations, and other services related to growth and development in the Kansas City Metro Area.
Small Business and Technology Development Center - UCM The Small Business and Technology Development Center at UCM provides one-on-one counseling and training to business owners.
Missouri Enterprise - Kansas City Missouri Enterprise is an organization of entrepreneurial manufacturing and business professionals, operating in 7 locations throughout Missouri, dedicated to helping primarily small and medium size businesses (primarily but not exclusively manufacturers) succeed.
Central Exchange Central Exchange is a preeminent membership organization in the Kansas City area which provides the venue and voice for women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential.
Enterprise Center of Johnson County The Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) is a venture development organization providing resources and connections to accelerate the success of early-stage companies.
Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) matches growing entrepreneurs one-on-one with business veterans to help them grow their business. HEMP focus on businesses around $1 million in revenues and higher, 3 years or more in business and with 5 or more full-time employees.
Veterans Business Resource Center Free assistance to honorably discharged veterans and existing military with preparations to self-employment or business expansion.
Artist INC Artist INC is a collaborative partnership of ArtsKC, Charlotte Street Foundation and the UMKC Innovation Center. Artist INC connects Kansas City artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice.
Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development is a Professional Development Institute creating a high quality workforce for the care and education of children and youth from birth to 21 years of age.
Freelance Exchange of Kansas City The Freelance Exchange strives to be the best resource for local agencies and businesses of all sizes and industries to find quality, affordable talent easily and quickly. Need help with your marketing or advertising materials? Find the perfect freelance marketing professional at www.fxofkc.com/portfolio.
Pipeline Entrepreneurs Pipeline is an elite organization of the Midwest's most successful high-performance entrepreneurs. Pipeline Members work as one to face business challenges, funnel opportunities to their peers and build market-leading technology and life-sciences business together.
National Native American Chamber of Commerce-Kansas City Branch As a 501(c)3, National Native American Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to support, enrich, educate and promote small businesses in Kansas City metro and education and general well being of Native Americans.
Angel Capital Group The Angel Capital Group is a national Angel investing organization specializing in funding companies with unique products or services in large opportunity markets typically needing $300,000 - $1,000,000 in capitalization.
Minaret Business Organization MBO is an international business organization for business owners focused on improving the global business community by promoting higher ethical values through networking, education and teamwork.
Mid-America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Mid-America GLCC) is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education.
Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity Through individualized coaching and workshops the staff focuses on three primary areas: Employment services, financial coaching and income supports by bundling these three services it offers the opportunity to surge future sustainable.
Hammerspace Community Workshop Hammerspace is a 7000 square foot workshop facility which is home to Kansas City's community of makers, crafters and inventors.
Kauffman Foundation/Khan Academy Entrepreneurship Series An online interview series featuring accomplished entrepreneurs sharing their personal lessons and insights.
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