UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

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

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.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Last update: 3/30/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources & Updates

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy. It is also having a significant impact on the global and local economy. The topics below provide Kansas City entrepreneurs and business owners with business resources to navigate their businesses through outbreak.

Check back often. We'll be updating this portal as new resources and funding becomes available. 


Looking for financing strategies and funding opportunities?

Head over to the new Small Business Financing for COVID-19 page. 

Funding and Financing Strategies during COVID-19

Need business help right now? We’re here for you!

Our hotline is—and will continue to be—open for your business. You can still talk to real people and get relevant resources to help your business in general and throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

Give us a call at 816-235-6500 or tell us what you need at, and our Network Navigators will help you get to the right resources to start, plan, grow and fund your business. Our services are free.


Coronavirus Business Resources

  • Recursos en español

  • Business, Entrepreneurship and Industry Impact

  • >> For Artists

  • >> For Main Street Businesses

  • >> For Manufacturers

  • >> For Nonprofits

  • Business Survival and Disruption Strategies

  • Crisis Leadership

  • Customer Communications

  • >> Templates and Shareables

  • Emergency, Disaster and Continuity Plans

  • Employee Communications

  • Employee Paid Leave

  • Employee Policies and Workforce Concerns

  • Employment, Unemployment and Alternatives (for Employers)

  • How to Help: Entrepreneur and Corporate Give Aid

  • Health and Environmental Safety

  • >> Kansas City Regional Resources

  • Legal Issues

  • Online Business / Ecommerce

  • Remote Work and Workplace Policies

  • Risk Management + Business Insurance

  • Self-Care and Stress Management

  • Shop Local Safely

  • Tax Relief

  • General FAQ

  • Business Consulting

Survey Results

KCSourceLink and our partners developed a survey to help assess the needs of Kansas City's entrepreneurs and small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, in an effort to help decision makers activate the right resources. Please take the survey and let us know what your business is facing.  See below for preliminary results. 

What do Kansas City entrepreneurs need during COVID-19?


Looking for financing strategies and funding opportunities? Head over to the new Small Business Financing for COVID-19 page. 

Funding and Financing Strategies during COVID-19

!!! ACTION UPDATE !!! 3/30/2020
Curious about the recently passed CARES Act and what it means for your business? Download the Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act.

The Resource Navigator for COVID-19

Connect to Resources
These resources can help you navigate COVID-19's impact on your business.

Need help for your business now?
Call our hotline at 816-235-6500 or let us know what you need at
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Know about something we missed?

We’re here to help your business. What topics do you want to hear more about? How is the outbreak affecting your business? Let us know at