Funding and Finances

KCSourceLink Resource Partners meet at ESO Day 2023

What’s a KCSourceLink Resource Partner & How Can They Help Your Business?

Starting and running a business can feel like the loneliest job around. But you don’t have to go it alone. KCSourceLink’s Resource Partners are here with free or low-cost information, mentoring and/or funding for you and your venture. Learn how you can build your business with the help of these entrepreneurship...

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It’s Game Time: Kansas City Workshops, Classes to Help You Start a Business

It’s time! Time to kick the tires on that business idea, and time to kick start your entrepreneurial journey in one of the best places in the country for entrepreneurs and small business owners. With KCSourceLink’s Resource Partners, you have access to the skills and info you need for business...

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Patty Gentrup of KCSourceLink speaks at the Forging the Future of Entrepreneurship event

What’s in Store for the Future of Kansas City Entrepreneurship?

What will the future of entrepreneurship in Kansas City look like? What’s needed to make sure small businesses in our region have what they need to be successful?  On April 2, 2024, nearly 150 individuals – existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, organizations that help entrepreneurs, and other community leaders – came together...

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Bruce Ianni of Chemniscient, Megan Dalton of Matresence and Jared Welch of AskAvery

3 Startups Join Digital Sandbox KC for Mentoring, Project Funding

Digital Sandbox KC announced three new startups joining its program that will receive crucial support, mentorship and up to $20,000 in project funding to accelerate their innovative projects.    “We are proud to welcome these cutting-edge startups into the Sandbox, connecting them to the help and resources needed to accelerate their groundbreaking...

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A man works on his side hustle with a computer and phone

How to Make Your Business or Side Hustle Sustainable and Profitable

You’ve got the best business idea, or your side hustle is finally taking off ... but have you overlooked key considerations that could make your operations sustainable and profitable? How do you price your goods or services? How do you convince customers to buy what you’re selling? How do you...

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Regnier Venture Creation Challenge 2023 winner

Pitches, Career Fair, Workshops Part of First Regnier Student Founders Summit

Are you a student with a passion for innovation? Are you dreaming of turning your ideas into impactful ventures? Look no further! The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting its first-ever Regnier Student Founders Summit on Friday, April 12, which includes seminars, keynotes, workshops, a career fair...

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Wes Smith (left) and Roy Scott (right), cofounders of Healthy Hip Hop

Empowering Kids through Healthy Hip Hop: A Journey from Music to Tech Entrepreneurship

The journey of Kansas City startup Healthy Hip Hop began with a personal revelation for its founder, Roy Scott, who, after reflecting on the impact of mainstream hip-hop, envisioned a platform that could offer a healthier alternative for young listeners. Roy grew up in Kansas City immersed in hip-hop culture....

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Kansas City women entrepreneurs

10 Inspiring KC Female Entrepreneur Stories for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. And women entrepreneurs make history every day in Kansas City. Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is chock full of women starting businesses, leading ventures and guiding other business owners. And they’re not alone. According to the Small Business Administration, women own more than 12 million businesses nationwide....

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Grow Your Business with These Kansas City Classes and Workshops

Spring is a time of growth — and if it’s time for your small business to expand, you’re in luck. Kansas City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem offers lots of opportunities to learn the skills you need to scale your business. Need to step up your marketing? Or are you ready to jump into...

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Kansas City entrepreneurs

The Top 15 KCSourceLink Blogs of 2023 Will Help Your Business, Side Hustle

Did you know that we here at KCSourceLink reach out to experts and entrepreneurs to uncover the best tips, tricks and content to help you as you start or grow that side hustle or small business? In fact, that’s our M.O. It’s our jam. It’s what we do. And if you...

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