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everything you need to know to start a kcsmallbiz

Starting a business may be hard, but it doesn’t have to be confusing, frustrating or lonely. Whether you want to make some cash off your favorite hobby, or build the bar and restaurant of your dreams, you need this step-by-step guide to starting a business in Kansas City.

Everything You Need to Start a #KCSmallBiz pretty much sums up this action-packed ebook. We put all of Kansas City’s free or low-cost, business-building resources in here so that you can start to vet, start or grow your idea, today!

And our good friend, Molly Bingaman, owner of Ladybird Style Lab in the Crossroads district of Kansas City, shares how she built her personal styling business one step at a time.

Download this free, 33-page guide and learn how to:

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Test if your business idea is worth your money, time and energy

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Find a mentor or community in Kansas City to help fast track the process

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Attract customers who want to spend money on your product or service

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Take all the necessary steps so that you don’t get into big trouble down the road

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Grow a business that creates jobs and betters your community


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  • iconStartup

    You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.

  • iconMicroenterprise

    You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.

  • iconMain Street

    You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.

  • iconInnovation-Led

    You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.

  • iconSecond Stage

    You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.

  • iconEntrepreneurial Community

    You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.