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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Everything You Need 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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