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UMKC Innovation Center
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Resources for Innovation-Led Businesses
By Sarah Mote
July 08, 2014

Your Quick Guide to Innovation-Led Resources

Things may look a little different round here. It’s all part of our ongoing effort to give you one-degree access to the people and resources you need to start or grow your business.

As just one example, let me walk you through how you can shape the KCSourceLink website to feed you information you need for your innovation-led business.

Choose your (innovation-led) adventure.

When you visit the KCSourceLink home page, you can filter your entire user experience by the type of entrepreneurial ship you run. Select your entrepreneurial type at the bottom of the screen and our supersmart website will deliver blogs, events and tips just for you. (Or just click the title link above where I've done it for you.) Rather snazzy.

Resources for Innovation-Led Companies

Peruse the pages of our Learning Center.

If you’re more the library, peruse the virtual stacks type, our Learning Center gives you categorized and classified information about starting and growing an innovation-led company, including such beach reads and best sellers as:

Less talk, more connecting.

More of a Coffee Talker than Book Clubber? Skip the reading and find your resource with the KCSourceLink Resource Navigator. Just type in your zip code and choose your business stage, industry and area of need, and the RN will spit out the right resource for your concept, startup or company. 

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