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MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

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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Travelling Office Hours with Jenny Nepper, Network Builder

Small Biz Questions? Get Answers at KCSourceLink's Traveling Office Hours

Travelling Office Hours with Jenny Nepper, Network BuilderSpring is right and the corner—and so is Network Builder Jenny Miller . . .

Yes, Jenny Miller is taking the streets and headed to your neighborhood for our March installment of Traveling Office Hours. Throughout March (and beyond), Jenny will office neighborhood’s throughout the KC metro, all to better serve entrepreneurs and business owners, right where you live and work.

Every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., our Jenny offices out of different Resource Partner locations—and she comes equipped with the small business knowledge and connections to help you start and grow your business. 

It’ll be like having 240+ small business experts at your beck and call, just much less noisy and crowded.

The winter-spring roadshow kick starts March at Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council on Tuesday, Mar. 1. We’ll hold our office hours from 1-4 p.m., no appointments necessary. Have a budding question? Bring it. Have some ideas that need a little help to grow? We know the people who can help. Don’t even know what questions to ask? We can help with that, too.

Jenny will meet with you, assess your needs and make referrals to the appropriate resources in the KCSourceLink network, a teeming garden of 240+ nonprofit, government and educational organizations whose services are typically low or no cost. And of course, your face-to-face with Jenny is free.

You’ll leave your meeting with Jenny equipped with an action plan that will help you solve your business challenges whether you’re stumped about business plans, marketing or the right funding to pursue for your startup.

Can’t wait until we tour your neighborhood? Don’t. Give us a call anytime at 816.235.6500 or visit our website, We’re also quite familiar with The Powers of Email: reach out at

March’s schedule is listed below. Check the KCSourceLink calendar for additional details and locations.

Mar. 1   Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Mar. 8   Sprint Accelerator

Mar. 15 Gladstone EDC

Mar. 22 U.S. Small Business Administration

Mar. 29 KCK Chamber of Commerce

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