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Prepare for Success

Take the time to find out if your idea is viable. Who will buy your product or service? What’s happening in your industry?

Plan Your Business

Good business planning keeps you focused, and can be the difference between failure and success.

Register and License Your Business

You’ll need to go through several steps to make sure your business can operate legally

If you are starting a nonprofit, click on Resources for Nonprofits.

Starting a business in Kansas or Missouri?

Each state offers a step by step resource guide to help you start your business.

  

Choose your entrepreneur type.

Choose your entrepreneur type.

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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.