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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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.

Take Action


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Find Funding + Financing

Cash flow, cash management and disaster relief funds—find the right program or path for your business.

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Small Business CARES Funds, Loans and Grants

See our regularly updated list of local, county, regional and national funding opportunities. 

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Loan Forgiveness Application

Here's the form to apply to have your Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiven.

Shop Local Safely

#ShopLocalKC

Masks, date night or just to say "thank you"—shop KC's local makers and support local safely.

Online Workshops and Webinars for KC Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Find Webinars + Workshops

Find a webinar to help you get online or learn more about funding or submit your own event for small business and entrepreneurs.

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KC Entrepreneur in Action

Learn how KC's Stenovate used its time during pandemic for a strategic launch

Coronavirus Business Resources

Last Updated: 11/20/2020


Get Help for Your Kansas City Startup or Business

Help for You


Coronavirus RESOURCES IN OTHER LANGUAGES

  • Recursos en español

  • Resources in Other Languages

Coronavirus HELP FOR YOU

Coronavirus SELF-CARE

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How to Help


Coronavirus HOW TO HELP

Guides for Reopening a Business during Coronavirus

Reopen, Return, Recovery


Coronavirus REOPEN, RETURN AND RECOVERY

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About Employees


Coronavirus EMPLOYEES

  • Employee Communications

  • Employee Policies and Workforce Concerns

  • Employee and Workplace Wellness

  • Employee Paid Leave

  • Employment, Unemployment and Alternatives (for Employers)

  • Payroll Tax Credits (also see Tax Relief)

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Doing Business Online


Coronavirus DOING BUSINESS ONLINE

  • Templates and Shareables

  • Customer Communications

  • Marketing

  • Remote Work, Work from Home and Workplace Policies

  • Broadband

  • Business Guidance for Stay-at-Home Orders

  • Virtual Events and Meetings

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Leadership


Coronavirus LEADERSHIP

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Legal Issues


Coronavirus LEGAL ISSUES

  • Quick Links

  • General Legal Tips

  • Workplace Issues

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Impact of COVID-19 on Business


Coronavirus INDUSTRY IMPACTS

  • Business, Entrepreneurship and Industry Impact

  • For Artists

  • For Farmers

  • For Innovation-Led Startups

  • For Main Street Businesses

  • For Manufacturers

  • For Self-Employed, Gig Workers, Independent Contractors

  • Research + Running Business Statistics

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Health and Safety


Coronavirus HEALTH AND SAFETY

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 kcsourcelink.com/myplan, and our Network Navigators will help you get to the right resources to start, plan, grow and fund your business. Our services are free.

Survey Data


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?

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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 kcsourcelink.com/contact.

See How KC Business Are Taking Action