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.
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Tell Us about a Local Business

Own a brick-and-mortar business? Let’s get your independently owned business on KCSourceLink’s Shop Local map.

KCSourceLink’s Shop Local map features local “Main Street” businesses—those brick-and-mortar companies that serve our region’s growing population and define our cultural character. Think of your local dry cleaner, coffee shop owner, restaurateur or graphic design boutique. This Shop Local page was established as a resource to help promote this specific segment of Kansas City entrepreneurs.

To qualify for a listing, you must be an official representative of your company and your business must meet all the requirements below:

  • Be independently owned (i.e., not a franchise)
  • Sell goods or services outside of the home and/or web
  • Have physical location – a brick-and-mortar place that customers can visit during specified hours
Tell people you’re on the map! Once your listing is live, share it on your favorite social media channel with #ShopLocalKC.

Don’t qualify for the Shop Local map? Work out of your home? Selling goods only online? The Shop Local map isn’t for you—and that’s okay. We have plenty of resources and promotions ready to help you grow your business.

Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know about opportunities and campaigns, like our annual Battle of the Brands. Or reach out to us directly and we'll send you a customized plan to help your company grow.

To see if your business qualifies, answer the following questions:

Thank you for inquiring about our Shop Local page. Your business does not meet the qualification to be listed; however, there are other resources available. To find out more, contact us: 816-235-6500,

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