Kansas City, Missouri, at night

How KCSourceLink and Its Resource Partners Are Moving the Needle on Economic Development

Economic development is a vital ingredient to move every community and region forward, and often the catalyst to spark economic growth comes from institutions within the community, like universities. The Economic Development Administration’s University Center program enables organizations within universities, like the University of Missouri - Kansas City Innovation Center, to...

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Fire Up Your New Business with These Hot Kansas City Entrepreneur Classes, Workshops

There’s no way around it: Starting a new business is a lot of work. Fortunately, Kansas City is filled with experts ready to lend a helping hand. This summer, KCSourceLink’s Resource Partners are offering a ton of classes and events to help you build your new venture. Whether you’re starting from...

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Matt Decoursey and Matt Watson of the Startup Hustle podcast

9 Kansas City Entrepreneurship Podcasts to Help You Grow Your Business

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are constantly trying to acquire new skills and knowledge to survive and thrive in the competitive business landscape. While reading an insightful business book is a great way to gain knowledge and wisdom, not everyone has time in their busy schedule to read. So what should a busy...

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Opportunity for Budding Missouri Tech Startups as Scale VC Closes Second Fund

Scale VC, a venture capital fund based in Columbia, Missouri, has announced the closing of a $5 million fund that will invest in and support early-stage tech founders. Through the new fund, Scale VC will invest $50,0000-$150,000 in 30-40 companies over the next three years. The new fund includes a $1 million...

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Members use a coworking space in Kansas City

Is Coworking Right for Your Small Business? Here Are 5 Ways to Leverage a Coworking Space

As an entrepreneur, there is a good chance you started your business from home, whether it was in a spare bedroom, at your kitchen table or at a nearby coffee shop. And while launching your business from home has its perks, it can also have its drawbacks. Working from home...

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Coworking members work at Plexpod in Kansas City, Missouri.

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Every Coworking Space in Kansas City

With more and more companies, startups and small businesses embracing a hybrid office model, the demand for flexible workspaces has exploded over the last few years — and Kansas City has been no exception. Coworking spaces in the Kansas City metro offer comfortable working environments for those looking to complete a...

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Mark Lukenbill, Mpruv Sports

How KC Startup Mpruv Sports Wants to Make Golf, Other Sports More Accessible

Mark Lukenbill’s entrepreneurial journey first began in 2021 when he encountered a surprisingly challenging experience — hiring a caddie to golf with on short notice while on a bachelor trip with his friends. Frustrated with the tedious process of finding someone to play with, Mark began to explore the world of...

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Greater KC Chamber Announces Its Top 10 Small Businesses of 2023

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce revealed its Top 10 Small Businesses of 2023.  The 10 finalists will compete for the 2023 Mr. K Small Business of the Year title, which honors a local business that has shown growth or sustainability with strong employee relations, a commitment to initiatives tied...

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Meet the Winners of the 2023 Regnier Venture Creation Challenge Pitch Competition

The 2023 Regnier Venture Creation Challenge, an annual business plan and pitch competition hosted by University of Missouri - Kansas City, will award up to $90,000 in funding to student entrepreneurs and Kansas City small business owners later this month. This year’s competition is broken down into three tracks — two for...

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Keeyoung Kim of Chingu and Sura Eats

How Crowdfunding Bolstered This KC Entrepreneur’s New Restaurant amid Unexpected Challenges

In the recipe for small business success, patience and determination are two key ingredients. But there’s also the business side to consider and the looming stat that 1 in 5 businesses fail in their first year. Keeyoung Kim, chef-owner of Chingu, a new restaurant and bar in the Westport neighborhood of Kansas...

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