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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.

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Kansas City Business Events to Help Your Idea Take Off


The KCSourceLink calendar 
is chock-full of classes and events you can attend to learn how to start, grow 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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Business Basics in a Day - How to Start a Business

8 - noon Wed., Dec. 16-17 | 8-noon Wed. Jan. 20 (more dates available)

Get all the fundamentals you need to start your business in just a few hours. Hear from an attorney, a commercial banker, an insurance broker, an accountant, and other entrepreneurs who've been where you are now, in this daylong workshop from the Kansas Small Business Development Center.

Small Business Certifications for Federal, State & Local Government Contracts

9 - 10:30 a.m. Wed., Dec. 16

Did you know the U.S. government spends over $500 billion in goods and services each year, and a quarter of that is set aside for small businesses? And with state and local activity, there are goals to spend a certain percentage of a contract with women- and minority-owned businesses. Join the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center virtually to learn how to prep your business to go after those contracts.

Market your Business with Video

9 - noon Tues., Nov. 17

Want to learn how to leverage video to boost your business’s marketing? Join SCORE – Kansas City and learn how to develop a video to uniquely market your business.

1 Million Cups Networking Event

9 - 10 a.m. Wed., Dec 23

Learn more about Kansas City small businesses at this weekly caffeinated event. Drop in (virtually) at 1 Million Cups - Kansas City and connect, give support, learn, get inspired and more over a cup of coffee.

ELEVATIONLAB™ NEW VENTURE

9 - 4 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12

Take advantage of this five-week course that will help you elevate your business idea and create a plan to move forward. Thanks to generous funders and donors, scholarships are now available for anyone who wants to take the course, led by experts at the Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC.

Leading with Intention: Thriving in Times of Uncertainty

10 - 11:15 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 14

Join Nonprofit Connect and hear from an expert about practical steps you can take as a nonprofit professional to prioritize your work, engage your board and volunteers, and rally stakeholders around your mission and your vision for the future.

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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