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KCSourceLink 2017 Year in Review

KCSourceLink Year in Review 2017

Each year, KCSourceLink reports out key information about what's happening with startups and small business in the metro area. The numbers reported are pulled from hotline calls, emails, online Resource Navigator ® searches and web visits.

Top 5 Requests for Assistance

Here's the kind of help KC entrepreneurs asked for most in 2016. 

  • Startup assistance
  • Marketing/sales
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Mentoring

Top Client Outcomes

After talking with our counselors, here's what our clients decided to do.

  • Went into business
  • Move forward to start a business
  • Improved business operations
  • Expanded business operations

Top 5 Website Pages

In 2017, we had more than 230,000 web sessions. These top five pages brought in more than 145,000 unique pageviews.

Top 5 Blog Posts

We wrote hundreds of blog posts last year about tips and trends to help Kansas City's small business entrepreneurs. Here are the top 5 blog posts that resonated most with our readers.

Top 5 Entrepreneurs in Action

In our Entrepreneurs in Action, a spinoff of our WeCreateKC report, we share the diverse and inspirational stories of KC entrepreneurship. Here are the top 5 entrepreneurial stories.

See the entire list: Your 10 Favorite Entrepreneurs in Action in 2017:
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Check out the Kansas City Watch List 2018: Startups and Scaling Businesses:

Kansas City Watch List 2018 Startups and Scaling Businesses
Dive deeper into how KCSourceLink helped KC entrepreneurship grow in 2017:
How KCSourceLink Helped KC Entrepreneurship Grow in 2017

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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.