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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.

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Pump Up Your Kansas City Business with These Classes and Events


The KCSourceLink calendar 
is chock-full of classes and events you can attend to learn how to start and scale your business. Chanté Keller, Network Navigator extraordinaire, is here with a few of the highlights. Grab your calendar, and let's get to work.

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9 a.m. - noon Wed., Aug. 12

Planning to Exit Your Business

This class, offered through the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College, will give you the tools and knowledge you need to plan and prep you to exit your business or survive the unexpected through contingency planning.

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 19

Virtual Event: Best Practices for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Need help and insight on how to best complete your Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application? Join Square One Small Business Services by Mid-Continent Public Library on Facebook Live to learn about the documents you’ll need and the best practices.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 20 

Digital Marketing Results: Right Now

Review proven methods to increase the quality of your leads and increase revenues through SEO with KC International Association of Business Communicators.

3:30 - 5 p.m. Tues., Aug. 25

Summer in the Sand

This series from Digital Sandbox KC will give you an opportunity to network and learn about topics around planning for early-stage funding. The theme for this particular week is Funding your Early-Stage Startup; learn what an investor looks for in a business.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 25

Virtual Forum Expanding Trade in North America & Beyond

Women-owned businesses can join the U.S. Commercial Service to learn how to expand sales into Canada and Mexico. This installment of the six-week series focuses on Thriving in the Digital Trade Economy under the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.

Want more events? Check out the KC metro’s most comprehensive business calendar.

KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate. Give us a call (816-235-6500) or tell us who you are, and we’ll help you find your path to business success.

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