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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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Jumpstart Your Business at Start + Scale Business Day During 1Week KC

Local experts are going to be out in full force at Start+Scale Business Day on Thursday, May 26, during 1Week KC, to help you take your business to the next level.

This day is for anyone looking to start or scale their businesses—get access to resources, get inspired by the been-there-done-that crew, hear from local industry and business experts and hobnob with other entrepreneurs.

If you’re already sold, RSVP now. If you want more, here are a few of the topics we will be discussing:

Business Planning

If you have a big dream for a business, but no path to get there, our experts will guide you toward your ultimate goal. Avoid many of the common mistakes entrepreneurs make by learning from our experts who have been there before and want you to do it better than they did.

If you already run a business and are looking for a way to seriously increase your revenue, our experts are ready with surefire ways to grow your business without ruining your life.

Get in on this.

Customer Acquisition

It’s hard to make money without someone buying what you sell, wouldn’t you say? At Start+Scale Business Day, we are going to have a panel chockful of diverse entrepreneurs who want to help you nurture relationships that lead to increased sales.

The panel will also talk about how to build a brand that your customers can trust. And how to market to a large audience without losing people’s interest. If you need some serious cash, now, you won’t want to miss this conversation.

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The hard truth is, it takes money to make many dreams a reality. And sometimes, it takes a lot of money. How do you get your hands on the dough? You’ll learn at Start+Scale Business Day.

Many entrepreneurs in Kansas City complain, “There’s no way to get financing  around here!” As investors insist, “There aren’t enough good investments in Kansas City!” Those both can’t be true at the same time, and in fact, they’re not. That’s why we want to help you get the capital you need to build a business you can be proud of.

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For Your Reading Pleasure

We reached out to a few of the experts who will be dropping knowledge bombs at Start + Scale Business Day to share some of their profitable goodness right now. Here’s what we got:

Here are the other experts presenting at Start+Scale Business Day: Victor Hwang, Adrienne Haynes, Chris Dahlquist, Louis Byrd, Ernesto Marquez and Mike Lammers.

Not only will you learn from the best in the biz, we will also have a networking and resource fair so you can spread the good word of what you’re up to.

And you’ll have a chance to stump a librarian with your most outrageous business questions (Not sure what that means? Come and find out!)

Start+Scale Business Day is the perfect opportunity to jumpstart your project. RSVP now and we’ll see you there!

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