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KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

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Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Marketing Makeover

Need a $25K Marketing Makeover for Your Small Business?

It’s a rhetorical question, really, because seriously, who doesn’t or wouldn’t? In fact, questions about marketing and money (and business planning) are the top reasons entrepreneurs and small business owners call us.

Put all those challenges together, and you have quite the nice recipe for a small business makeover contest. And that’s just what Hatchbuck, a CRM firm out of St. Louis, has done with its First Buck Stories.

Marketing Makeover: First Buck Stories

How to Enter

  • You submit a video of how you made your first buck at www.firstbuckstories.com (or share it on Instagram with the hashtag #firstbuckstory) by Nov. 16, 2014 (not so coincidentally the beginning of Global Entrepreneurship Week).
  • Nov. 17 through Nov. 21, invite your BFFs and folks who owe you big and small favors to head over to the website and vote for your video.
  • Hatchbuck will select the winner from the top 5 vote getters. The winner gets a marketing makeover worth $25,000. The grand prize includes marketing software, PR services, website redesign, mentorship and more.

More details on the website: www.firstbuckstories.com. No geographical boundaries, so anyone can play. 

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