GUIDE: START A BUSINESS > PART THREE

Build Your Social Network

A solid social network is the backbone of your business. 

Your social network — your friends, family, former colleagues — is absolutely invaluable to your business. Human capital, those relationships you keep and cultivate, is the largest investment you can make in your business.

Why?

Because, let’s be honest; at the beginning of your venture, you don’t have much else. Most startups don’t yet have customers or capital or traction or even a performance record. So those people in your network — family, friends, former colleagues — will be your first critical feedback as well as your connection to your first coaches, employees, mentors, customers and investors.

How do you build your social network? By networking strategically.

How to network for your business

Anyone can walk in a room and hand out a stack of business cards. Cultivating a true network will help you grow your business, so you have to be intentional about the relationships you build because we do business with people, not business cards. Be a person people want to know.

  • Before you enter any networking event, ask yourself who are the three people you really need to connect with — and what can you do for those people as well?
  • Practice your why. Have a 30-second and 1-minute description of who you are and the value you bring to your customers. It’s not about what you do; it’s about why you do it.
  • Be ready to share. Networking is about being generous with your time, information and resources. Come equipped with a valuable piece of information — maybe your favorite restaurant, movie, book, handyman.
  • Bring better questions into your conversations that help build a connection. You could ask, “What do you do?” Or you could ask a more memorable question, like “what’s your story?” or “what’s your favorite app?”
  • Open your network. Look for opportunities to introduce a fellow entrepreneur to someone who can help them.

Opportunities for networking and practicing your elevator pitch

Find an Event

Go beyond the usual networking events. Attend a Startup Weekend, set up shop at a coworking space or find a new networking event near you. (That last link will take you to our business calendar, chock full of networking events across Missouri. Follow that link and then you can filter by your location or distance.)

Stay in the Know

Want to always know what’s going on in Kansas City entrepreneurship and where you should be? Get a curated list of key events in the metro and inspirational entrepreneurial stories that’ll help your business. It’s all here in our newsletter.

Get an Introduction

Not sure whom you need to know? Ask our Resource Navigators about your next introductions.

Not Sure Where to Start? Get Your (Free) Personal Action Plan 

Call us at 816-235-6500 or tell us a bit about what you need, and we’ll craft your very own (totally doable) personal action plan that’ll show you exactly whom in Kansas City you can contact to move your business or nonprofit forward. All of our services are free.

Networking organizations in Kansas City you should know

These Resource Partners offer courses, events, training to help you up your social game and build your professional network. Head over to The Resource Navigator to further filter your search by business industry, ZIP/city/distance and/or specific need—or just give us a call at 816-235-6500, and we’ll make your Personal Action Plan of next-step resources (for free).

1 Million Cups

A Kauffman Labs program striving to engage entrepreneurs through a weekly educational and networking program.

Artist INC/Mid-America Arts Alliance

Artist INC is a program under the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Artist INC connects artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice.

ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council

ArtsKC has developed programs and services designed to unleash the power of the arts. This includes programs for the arts community, the business community and services to the civic community.

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit organization to enhance the economic opportunities for Asian American businesses through education, networking and advocacy while promoting community engagement and visibility.

Basehor Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce is to advance the general welfare, prosperity and positive business environment of the Basehor business area

Belton Chamber of Commerce

The Belton Chamber of Commerce is committed to growing and fostering the development of the community and the surrounding areas. Chamber members use the resources that the chamber offers for building connections and relationships, strengthening business ties and connecting with the support they need to keep building successful businesses.

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City's mission to promote trust in the marketplace has made the organization a business leader since 1916. BBB sets standards for marketplace trust, celebrates business role models, calls out substandard marketplace behavior and creates a community of trustworthy businesses and charities

BioKansas

BioKansas is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the advancement of the life science ecosystem within Kansas. The organization provides education, training, advocacy and community support services for organizations that advance bioscience research and discovery that directly impact human and animal health and beyond.

BioNexus KC

BioNexus KC inspires thinkers from different disciplines to combine their efforts for a common purpose: health care innovation. From bioinformatics to cancer research and beyond, the organization stimulates collaboration and helps bring emerging technologies from concept to reality.

Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce provides networking opportunities, business referrals and contacts and other services related to growing businesses in the Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and surrounding area. The BS-EDW Chamber also hosts several community events throughout the year. These include Edwardsville Days Festival, an annual golf tournament, Tiblow Days Festival, community candidate forums and more.

Bridge Space

Bridge Space is the first coworking space and entrepreneur incubator in downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri. The organization has private offices, programming to accelerate businesses and plenty of space for coworking.

Brookside Business Association

The Brookside Business Association promotes economic development, community growth, business retention and attraction in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri.

Capital Access Center

The Capital Access Center (CAC), part of the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is a consulting service to small business owners needing Capital (loans, lines of credit, etc). Due to state-specific funding for the Capital Access Center, we are only able to work with Kansas businesses.

Charlotte Street Foundation

Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. It cultivates the contemporary, the exceptional and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the art community in the Kansas City region.

City of Blue Springs, Missouri - Economic Growth and Development Division

With a focus on economic growth and prosperity, the Economic Growth and Development Division of the city of Blue Springs works with the Economic Development Council to retain, support and collaborate with existing businesses while also recruiting new businesses that are in line with the city’s long-term strategic plan.

City of Buckner, Missouri - Administrator/Clerk

The administrator/clerk for the city of Buckner, Missouri, works to help businesses thrive within the town and provides quality services through professionalism, leadership, innovation, open communication and stewardship of city funds in a responsible manner.

City of Excelsior Springs, MO - Community Development Department

The City of Excelsior Springs’ Community Development Department assists businesses in locating, expanding and moving to the community. Find more information, visit https://cityofesmo.com/development/ or email Melinda Mehaffy, economic development director, at [email protected].

City of Independence, MO

The Community Development Department, located at 111 E. Maple Avenue in Independence, Missouri, city hall is divided into these divisions:

• Building inspections
• Historic preservation
• Neighborhood services
• Development services
• Regulated industries

Most importantly, the city works with citizen groups, the city council, the planning commission, the zoning board of adjustment and city administration to ensure quality development throughout the city of Independence.

City of Peculiar, Missouri - Economic Development Department

Economic development in Peculiar, Missouri, includes existing business assistance, entrepreneurship support and resources, site location assistance, and workforce development initiatives.

City of Raytown - Economic Development Department

The City of Raytown has initiated an aggressive economic development effort emphasizing small business development, business recruitment and business retention. The program provides real estate site selection, incentive attainment and general ombudsman services.

City of Richmond, MO - Economic Development Department

The mission of the Richmond Department of Economic Development is to promote and support business and economic development within the community of Richmond, Missouri.

Determination, Incorporated

Determination, Incorporated is a nonprofit based in the Kansas City metro that creates a pathway to opportunity for formerly incarcerated people through entrepreneurship.

DreamSpring

DreamSpring is a nonprofit community lender providing small business loans and lines of credit, resources and guidance.

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization that is the city of KCMO's primary development organization and provides assistance to new and expanding businesses already located in Kansas City, Missouri, or those considering a KC location.

In addition, the EDC administers the city's TIF program, LCRA and Enhanced Enterprise/Zone Works program.

Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

The Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce helps to engage, influence and impact the business community of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Gardner Chamber of Commerce

The Gardner Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services for businesses operating or wishing to operate in the Kansas towns of Gardner, Edgerton or New Century.

Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce

The Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce develops its community by being the voice for small businesses in the Gladstone, Missouri, area.

GO Topeka

GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community.

Grain Valley Partnership

The Grain Valley Chamber Partnership is dedicated to being the primary advocate for businesses in the Grain Valley, Missouri, area by promoting economic development, providing educational resources and partnering with our members to improve the business environment and community image.

Grandview Area Chamber & Economic Development Council

The Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization established to serve the business community through promoting a positive business environment and encouraging economic growth, leadership, education and interaction.

Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster

The Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster assists manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs in making the critical connections to innovation resources required to protect, develop, launch and grow new products and businesses.

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations and other services related to growth and development in the Kansas City region.

GSA Heartland Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

The Heartland Regional Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) serves as the Region 6 liaison and advocate for small businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. As an advocate for small business owners, it is the mission of the OSDBU to promote increased access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities.

GUILDit

GUILDit spurs Kansas City artists and entrepreneurs. The organization’s mission is to create communities around best business practices in the way of forums, panels, lectures and alike programming.

Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Harrisonville, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance and networking opportunities to growing businesses in Harrisonville, Missouri.

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization. It partners with all types of businesses owned-and-operated by black business entrepreneurs. Its core focus is on the launching, developing, promoting, sustaining and growth of the Black community.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community.

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.

Independence Chamber of Commerce

The Independence, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, marketing, continuing education services, networking opportunities, public policy advocacy and other services related to community/business development in Independence and Eastern Jackson County.

Independence Economic Development Council

The Independence, Missouri Economic Development Council is a nonprofit, public/private partnership, which was established in 1983 for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the economic growth of Independence.

InnovateHER KC

InnovateHER KC is a 5,000+ member leadership community that connects, empowers and supports women leaders and unites women to accomplish incredible things.

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City (ITCGKC)

The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a regional nonprofit professional association committed to building a strong and successful international business network in the Kansas City region. To achieve this, ITCGKC connects professionals and global partners in the international business and academic communities, delivers timely international trade education and bridges access to relevant resources.

Inventors Center of Kansas City

The Inventors Center of Kansas City provides education and encouragement to help inventors of all ages bring their ideas to market. We focus attention on ideation, market-sizing, market validation, prototyping, intellectual property protection, benefits visualization, licensing and manufacturing.

K-State Extension Wyandotte County

The K-State Extension in Wyandotte County provides leadership in education through evidence-based, culturally appropriate programs and information that improves the quality of life for all citizens.

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority connects people to opportunities through safe, reliable public transportation. KCATA is a bi-state agency charged with serving the transportation and development needs of the Kansas City region.

Kansas Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team

The mission of the KDA Agricultural Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and delivering solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state’s largest industry – agriculture.

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS)

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions helps companies realize never-ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace by helping make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.

Kansas Small Business Development Center at KU (SBDC)

The Kansas Small Business Development Center at the University of Kansas provides free and confidential individual advising to small business owners, managers and prospective owners. The center can work with any company that fits into the Small Business Administration's definition of a "small business."

KC Collective

KC Collective was developed by startup founders for startup founders. Through collective collaboration, the organization leverages its networks to provide introductions, mentorship, generous perks and discounts from partners and the education and resources necessary for Kansas City entrepreneurs to move their business forward.

KC Digital Drive

KC Digital Drive works on the frontier of inclusion and innovation which requires an adaptive model that considers the maturity of an idea and the nature of stakeholder engagement.

KC IABC (Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators)

Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators offers monthly luncheons, conference and special interest groups on communications. Members include business owners, freelancers and corporate communications professionals. The organization educates, connects and recognizes marketing communications professionals in the Greater Kansas City area.

KC SmartPort

KC SmartPort is a nonprofit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region.

KC Tech Council

The KC Tech Council serves as the regional advocate for Kansas City's tech industry, focused on elevating Kansas City as the leading tech hub of the Midwest. Membership comprises companies ranging from early-stage to enterprise, covering all facets of the tech industry and an abundance of outside industries that bolster its growth.

KCK Chamber of Commerce

Membership with the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within Wyandotte County. As a member of the business community in the metropolitan area, the mission of the KCK Chamber is to enhance and create opportunities in Wyandotte County that build a quality community to live, work and conduct business.

Kearney Chamber of Commerce

The Kearney, Missouri Chamber of Commerce is in the relentless pursuit of a vibrant and prosperous business community.

Lawrence Public Library

The Lawrence, Kansas Public Library is a public library located in Lawrence, Kansas. It serves the city of Lawrence. Through its membership in the Northeast Kansas Library System is a community hub where its patrons can learn, connect, create and grow through access to its vast collections, resources, services, programs and knowledgeable staff.

Leavenworth County Development Corporation

The Leavenworth County Development Corporation provides resources and solutions to small businesses and entrepreneurs at no cost, in addition to attracting new business and retaining existing businesses to grow the community.

Leavenworth Main Street Program, Inc. ®

The Leavenworth, Kansas Main Street Program fosters economic development and historic preservation with downtown Leavenworth, Kansas, the first city of Kansas, established in 1854.

Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce

The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce aggressively advocates the interests of business before influential policy makers, especially those in local, state and federal government, by focusing on core issues identified by members.

Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce

The Lee’s Summit, Missouri Chamber of Commerce creates opportunities for business success through networking and advocacy, as well as business and professional development. The chamber provides leadership by being a catalyst for the economic growth and prosperity of the Lee's Summit community.

Lenexa Chamber of Commerce

The Lenexa, Kansas Chamber of Commerce gives its business members clout in the community, access to key people in government and the community, a forum for businesses to affect the business climate and a lead role in insuring strong economic growth and quality of life in Lenexa, Kansas.

Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce

The Liberty, Missouri Area Chamber of Commerce is the area’s leading nonprofit, membership-driven business organization dedicated to creating a climate in which businesses can succeed.

Liberty Economic Development Corporation / LINK Business Facilitation

The Liberty, Missouri Economic Development Corporation is a public private organization dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the Liberty area. LINK Business Facilitation is a free resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Liberty area and is for all phases of business.

M-Powerment Solutions

Anyone with less than perfect credit looking to buy a home, vehicle, or apply for a high paying career. I help people with no credit, derogatory marks, and those with decent credit looking to get a credit score of 750+.

Martin City Community Improvement District

The Martin City, Missouri Community Improvement District is an economic development tool that lets business owners in the CID coordinate public improvement efforts; address safety and security; produce marketing campaigns to attract new businesses and tourism; and create programs that foster recreational and cultural activity and special events.

Miami County Economic Development Department

The Miami County, Kansas Economic Development Department assists businesses in their development and expansion while promoting the region's economic growth.

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)

The Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center assists domestic manufacturers negatively impacted by import competition by providing cost share funding to implement improvement projects to make a business more globally competitive.

Mid-Continent Public Library Culinary Center

The Mid-Continent Public Library Culinary Center is a destination and resource for anyone interested in learning more about food and culinary entrepreneurship. Housed in the Green Hills Library Center, the Culinary Center features a teaching and demonstration kitchen and two shared commercial kitchens for use by startup food businesses.

Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office

The mission of the Missouri International Trade and Investment Office is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.

Missouri Enterprise, Kansas City and Northwest Missouri

Missouri Enterprise is a dedicated manufacturing expert and your partner to strengthen and grow your company. The organization assists manufacturers with workforce development, technology, lean principles, exporting, quality, food safety and more.

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council promotes the growth and development of minority businesses through B-to-B opportunities and government contracts.

Multicultural Business Coalition

The Multicultural Business Coalition is a nonprofit collective of Kansas City-based organizations that were created to encourage and support a healthy multicultural business community.

National Association of Women Business Owners

NetWork Kansas is a statewide service that enables entrepreneurs and small business owners to be connected with the resources they need when they need them.

North KC Business Council

The mission of the North Kansas City Business Council is to be an advocate for business and quality of life in North Kansas City, Missouri. We provide networking, marketing and economic development support for the community. We are also active in supporting and encouraging workforce development and entrepreneurship.

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce

The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce is a relationship-driven organization dedicated to helping small business grow in and around the Kansas communities of Fairway, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, North Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Westwood and Westwood Hills.

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

NEKCCC strives to be a financially sound, well-managed business association that enhances the quality of life and economic competitiveness in the Historic, contemporary and multicultural district of KCMO.

Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce enhances the business community, economic growth and quality of life in the Northland.

Olathe Chamber of Commerce

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing a business in Olathe, Kan.

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce works to enhance the business environment and quality of life in the Overland Park, Kan., community. It offers its members programs and services for advocacy, networking, marketing and promotions, and business development.

Overland Park Economic Development Council

The Overland Park Economic Development Council provides demographic, real estate and general business development consulting services to promote business in Overland Park, Kan.

Paola Chamber of Commerce

The Paola (Kan.) Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to community development, encouraging business alliances and nurturing the growth and development of new and existing businesses.

Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations, and other services related to growth and development in the Parkville Missouri area.

Parkville Economic Development Council

The Parkville Economic Development Council has been established to recruit, retain and assist Parkville businesses.

Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce

The Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce provides networking opportunities, entrepreneurial support, business retention and expansion services for the Platte City, MO Area.

Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

We are a membership-based organization that connects businesses to community, regional, and state resources to help them succeed personally and professionally. From marketing ideas to networking events, we are your one-stop shop.

RedTire

Assist businesses in ownership transition, succession planning, business valuation, business sales and acquisitions. Provide guidance and counselling to potential buyers. Equally assist both sides by helping the parties negotiate a fair value to make a win-win deal and complete the purchase transaction. All services are offered free of charge.

Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce

The Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce is a business and community organization to grown awareness and help the area prosper.

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

The Shawnee Chamber & Economic Development Council promotes job creation, business expansion and real estate development in Shawnee, Kansas.

Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Smithville Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in Smithville, Mo.

South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, professional development and other services related to starting or growing a business.

Southtown Council

The Southtown (Mo.) Council strives to facilitate linkages among the stakeholders in Southtown to create an environment for economic development and community growth.

Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Spring Hill, Kansas Chamber of Commerce works to link business, government and the community in Spring Hill.

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

The St. Joseph, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in St. Joseph.

Technology Venture Studio

The Technology Venture Studio helps move early-stage innovations from concept to reality—all to create jobs and economic impact, attract more equity funding to our region and establish Kansas City as a tech hub.

The Black MasterMind Group Charitable Foundation

The Black MasterMind Group Charitable Foundation is designed to create strategies to help the Black entrepreneurial community start, stabilize, sustain and scale businesses. It educates, trains, coaches, mentors, develops and provides funding initiatives

The City of Harrisonville, MO - Community Development Department

The city of Harrisonville, Missouri Community Development Department was originally established in 1988 to enhance Harrisonville’s business climate by bringing jobs and capital investment into the city. In 2001, the department’s focus was broadened to include planning as well as economic development. By combining the department’s functions, the Community Development Department now takes a more comprehensive approach to coordinate the growth and development of Harrisonville.

The Freelance Exchange

The Freelance Exchange is Kansas City’s outsource resource. Here, “solopreneurs” from the advertising and marketing industry come together as a community to share best practices, become savvier business owners and expand their networks. FX also serves as a free resource for local ad agencies and businesses to find quality talent easily and quickly.

The Porter House KC

The Porter House KC is a inner city based co-working community who provides entrepreneurship access and resources to underserved populations in the Kansas City Metro area. Our mission is to be a bridge for underrepresented individuals that typically don't have access to the entrepreneurial dream.

The Sewing Labs

The Sewing Labs is a nonprofit community resource center providing classes and jobs training in sewing-related arts in the Kansas City community. The newest program, The Sewing Salon Training Program, provides an unconventional entrepreneurial hub for marginalized and at-risk individuals to develop their sewing businesses.

The Sewing Labs is an inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center

The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center is the go-to resource for everything small business in Wyandotte County, Kansas. All services are offered at no cost to local residents and businesses. The Toolbox provides support with planning, registering, funding, operating and growing your business through private one-on-one small business coaching.

U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration (Kansas City U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. businesses export and grow internationally. The U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Companies can find assistance locally in more than 100 U.S. Commercial Service offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Kansas City District Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s mission is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

Unified Contractors of Kansas City

Assist in providing resources and one-on-one training for identifying opportunity for growth with minorities and women-owned businesses to allow them to be more productive and successful in their respected construction trades.

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS- Economic Development Department

Through traditional and equity-based approaches, the Economic Development Department leads the business expansion, small business development and job creation efforts for the Unified Government.

Waldo Area Business Association

The Waldo Area Business Association promotes economic development, community growth, business retention and attraction in the Waldo area of Kansas City, Missouri.

Well Well Marketing

Our vision is to make the world healthier by promoting health and wellness businesses. We provide holistic marketing to holistic brands.

Weston Chamber of Commerce

The goal of the Weston, Missouri Chamber of Commerce is to further the economic development for the city of Weston by promoting and assisting the growth and development of business concerns.

Women's Business Center of Kansas City

The Women’s Business Center provides training, mentoring, networking opportunities and business consulting to help women start and grow their businesses.

Women's Employment Network

The Women's Employment Network is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist women in raising their self-esteem and achieving economic independence through sustained employment.

Workforce Partnership

Workforce Partnership is committed to building a workforce development system that meets the needs of both job seekers and employers throughout the Kansas City area. We operate a network of career centers in Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties offering professional expertise and funding resources to employers and eligible job seekers.

World Trade Center - Kansas City

A World Trade Center - Kansas City connects its regional business community to the people, companies, data and government agencies that make up the fabric of global commerce. World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for companies seeking assistance with their international trade needs, whether importing or exporting. It assists both experienced and beginner companies through all stages of the international trade process.

1 Million Cups

A Kauffman Labs program striving to engage entrepreneurs through a weekly educational and networking program.

Artist INC/Mid-America Arts Alliance

Artist INC is a program under the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Artist INC connects artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice.

ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council

ArtsKC has developed programs and services designed to unleash the power of the arts. This includes programs for the arts community, the business community and services to the civic community.

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit organization to enhance the economic opportunities for Asian American businesses through education, networking and advocacy while promoting community engagement and visibility.

Basehor Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce is to advance the general welfare, prosperity and positive business environment of the Basehor business area

Belton Chamber of Commerce

The Belton Chamber of Commerce is committed to growing and fostering the development of the community and the surrounding areas. Chamber members use the resources that the chamber offers for building connections and relationships, strengthening business ties and connecting with the support they need to keep building successful businesses.

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City's mission to promote trust in the marketplace has made the organization a business leader since 1916. BBB sets standards for marketplace trust, celebrates business role models, calls out substandard marketplace behavior and creates a community of trustworthy businesses and charities

BioKansas

BioKansas is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the advancement of the life science ecosystem within Kansas. The organization provides education, training, advocacy and community support services for organizations that advance bioscience research and discovery that directly impact human and animal health and beyond.

BioNexus KC

BioNexus KC inspires thinkers from different disciplines to combine their efforts for a common purpose: health care innovation. From bioinformatics to cancer research and beyond, the organization stimulates collaboration and helps bring emerging technologies from concept to reality.

Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce provides networking opportunities, business referrals and contacts and other services related to growing businesses in the Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and surrounding area. The BS-EDW Chamber also hosts several community events throughout the year. These include Edwardsville Days Festival, an annual golf tournament, Tiblow Days Festival, community candidate forums and more.

Bridge Space

Bridge Space is the first coworking space and entrepreneur incubator in downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri. The organization has private offices, programming to accelerate businesses and plenty of space for coworking.

Brookside Business Association

The Brookside Business Association promotes economic development, community growth, business retention and attraction in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri.

Capital Access Center

The Capital Access Center (CAC), part of the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is a consulting service to small business owners needing Capital (loans, lines of credit, etc). Due to state-specific funding for the Capital Access Center, we are only able to work with Kansas businesses.

Charlotte Street Foundation

Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. It cultivates the contemporary, the exceptional and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the art community in the Kansas City region.

City of Blue Springs, Missouri - Economic Growth and Development Division

With a focus on economic growth and prosperity, the Economic Growth and Development Division of the city of Blue Springs works with the Economic Development Council to retain, support and collaborate with existing businesses while also recruiting new businesses that are in line with the city’s long-term strategic plan.

City of Buckner, Missouri - Administrator/Clerk

The administrator/clerk for the city of Buckner, Missouri, works to help businesses thrive within the town and provides quality services through professionalism, leadership, innovation, open communication and stewardship of city funds in a responsible manner.

City of Excelsior Springs, MO - Community Development Department

The City of Excelsior Springs’ Community Development Department assists businesses in locating, expanding and moving to the community. Find more information, visit https://cityofesmo.com/development/ or email Melinda Mehaffy, economic development director, at [email protected].

City of Independence, MO

The Community Development Department, located at 111 E. Maple Avenue in Independence, Missouri, city hall is divided into these divisions:

• Building inspections
• Historic preservation
• Neighborhood services
• Development services
• Regulated industries

Most importantly, the city works with citizen groups, the city council, the planning commission, the zoning board of adjustment and city administration to ensure quality development throughout the city of Independence.

City of Peculiar, Missouri - Economic Development Department

Economic development in Peculiar, Missouri, includes existing business assistance, entrepreneurship support and resources, site location assistance, and workforce development initiatives.

City of Raytown - Economic Development Department

The City of Raytown has initiated an aggressive economic development effort emphasizing small business development, business recruitment and business retention. The program provides real estate site selection, incentive attainment and general ombudsman services.

City of Richmond, MO - Economic Development Department

The mission of the Richmond Department of Economic Development is to promote and support business and economic development within the community of Richmond, Missouri.

Determination, Incorporated

Determination, Incorporated is a nonprofit based in the Kansas City metro that creates a pathway to opportunity for formerly incarcerated people through entrepreneurship.

DreamSpring

DreamSpring is a nonprofit community lender providing small business loans and lines of credit, resources and guidance.

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization that is the city of KCMO's primary development organization and provides assistance to new and expanding businesses already located in Kansas City, Missouri, or those considering a KC location.

In addition, the EDC administers the city's TIF program, LCRA and Enhanced Enterprise/Zone Works program.

Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

The Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce helps to engage, influence and impact the business community of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Gardner Chamber of Commerce

The Gardner Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services for businesses operating or wishing to operate in the Kansas towns of Gardner, Edgerton or New Century.

Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce

The Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce develops its community by being the voice for small businesses in the Gladstone, Missouri, area.

GO Topeka

GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community.

Grain Valley Partnership

The Grain Valley Chamber Partnership is dedicated to being the primary advocate for businesses in the Grain Valley, Missouri, area by promoting economic development, providing educational resources and partnering with our members to improve the business environment and community image.

Grandview Area Chamber & Economic Development Council

The Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization established to serve the business community through promoting a positive business environment and encouraging economic growth, leadership, education and interaction.

Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster

The Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster assists manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs in making the critical connections to innovation resources required to protect, develop, launch and grow new products and businesses.

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations and other services related to growth and development in the Kansas City region.

GSA Heartland Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

The Heartland Regional Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) serves as the Region 6 liaison and advocate for small businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. As an advocate for small business owners, it is the mission of the OSDBU to promote increased access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities.

GUILDit

GUILDit spurs Kansas City artists and entrepreneurs. The organization’s mission is to create communities around best business practices in the way of forums, panels, lectures and alike programming.

Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Harrisonville, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance and networking opportunities to growing businesses in Harrisonville, Missouri.

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization. It partners with all types of businesses owned-and-operated by black business entrepreneurs. Its core focus is on the launching, developing, promoting, sustaining and growth of the Black community.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community.

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.

Independence Chamber of Commerce

The Independence, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, marketing, continuing education services, networking opportunities, public policy advocacy and other services related to community/business development in Independence and Eastern Jackson County.

Independence Economic Development Council

The Independence, Missouri Economic Development Council is a nonprofit, public/private partnership, which was established in 1983 for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the economic growth of Independence.

InnovateHER KC

InnovateHER KC is a 5,000+ member leadership community that connects, empowers and supports women leaders and unites women to accomplish incredible things.

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City (ITCGKC)

The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a regional nonprofit professional association committed to building a strong and successful international business network in the Kansas City region. To achieve this, ITCGKC connects professionals and global partners in the international business and academic communities, delivers timely international trade education and bridges access to relevant resources.

Inventors Center of Kansas City

The Inventors Center of Kansas City provides education and encouragement to help inventors of all ages bring their ideas to market. We focus attention on ideation, market-sizing, market validation, prototyping, intellectual property protection, benefits visualization, licensing and manufacturing.

K-State Extension Wyandotte County

The K-State Extension in Wyandotte County provides leadership in education through evidence-based, culturally appropriate programs and information that improves the quality of life for all citizens.

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority connects people to opportunities through safe, reliable public transportation. KCATA is a bi-state agency charged with serving the transportation and development needs of the Kansas City region.

Kansas Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team

The mission of the KDA Agricultural Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and delivering solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state’s largest industry – agriculture.

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS)

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions helps companies realize never-ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace by helping make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.

Kansas Small Business Development Center at KU (SBDC)

The Kansas Small Business Development Center at the University of Kansas provides free and confidential individual advising to small business owners, managers and prospective owners. The center can work with any company that fits into the Small Business Administration's definition of a "small business."

KC Collective

KC Collective was developed by startup founders for startup founders. Through collective collaboration, the organization leverages its networks to provide introductions, mentorship, generous perks and discounts from partners and the education and resources necessary for Kansas City entrepreneurs to move their business forward.

KC Digital Drive

KC Digital Drive works on the frontier of inclusion and innovation which requires an adaptive model that considers the maturity of an idea and the nature of stakeholder engagement.

KC IABC (Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators)

Kansas City Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators offers monthly luncheons, conference and special interest groups on communications. Members include business owners, freelancers and corporate communications professionals. The organization educates, connects and recognizes marketing communications professionals in the Greater Kansas City area.

KC SmartPort

KC SmartPort is a nonprofit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region.

KC Tech Council

The KC Tech Council serves as the regional advocate for Kansas City's tech industry, focused on elevating Kansas City as the leading tech hub of the Midwest. Membership comprises companies ranging from early-stage to enterprise, covering all facets of the tech industry and an abundance of outside industries that bolster its growth.

KCK Chamber of Commerce

Membership with the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within Wyandotte County. As a member of the business community in the metropolitan area, the mission of the KCK Chamber is to enhance and create opportunities in Wyandotte County that build a quality community to live, work and conduct business.

Kearney Chamber of Commerce

The Kearney, Missouri Chamber of Commerce is in the relentless pursuit of a vibrant and prosperous business community.

Lawrence Public Library

The Lawrence, Kansas Public Library is a public library located in Lawrence, Kansas. It serves the city of Lawrence. Through its membership in the Northeast Kansas Library System is a community hub where its patrons can learn, connect, create and grow through access to its vast collections, resources, services, programs and knowledgeable staff.

Leavenworth County Development Corporation

The Leavenworth County Development Corporation provides resources and solutions to small businesses and entrepreneurs at no cost, in addition to attracting new business and retaining existing businesses to grow the community.

Leavenworth Main Street Program, Inc. ®

The Leavenworth, Kansas Main Street Program fosters economic development and historic preservation with downtown Leavenworth, Kansas, the first city of Kansas, established in 1854.

Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce

The Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce aggressively advocates the interests of business before influential policy makers, especially those in local, state and federal government, by focusing on core issues identified by members.

Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce

The Lee’s Summit, Missouri Chamber of Commerce creates opportunities for business success through networking and advocacy, as well as business and professional development. The chamber provides leadership by being a catalyst for the economic growth and prosperity of the Lee's Summit community.

Lenexa Chamber of Commerce

The Lenexa, Kansas Chamber of Commerce gives its business members clout in the community, access to key people in government and the community, a forum for businesses to affect the business climate and a lead role in insuring strong economic growth and quality of life in Lenexa, Kansas.

Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce

The Liberty, Missouri Area Chamber of Commerce is the area’s leading nonprofit, membership-driven business organization dedicated to creating a climate in which businesses can succeed.

Liberty Economic Development Corporation / LINK Business Facilitation

The Liberty, Missouri Economic Development Corporation is a public private organization dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the Liberty area. LINK Business Facilitation is a free resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Liberty area and is for all phases of business.

M-Powerment Solutions

Anyone with less than perfect credit looking to buy a home, vehicle, or apply for a high paying career. I help people with no credit, derogatory marks, and those with decent credit looking to get a credit score of 750+.

Martin City Community Improvement District

The Martin City, Missouri Community Improvement District is an economic development tool that lets business owners in the CID coordinate public improvement efforts; address safety and security; produce marketing campaigns to attract new businesses and tourism; and create programs that foster recreational and cultural activity and special events.

Miami County Economic Development Department

The Miami County, Kansas Economic Development Department assists businesses in their development and expansion while promoting the region's economic growth.

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)

The Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center assists domestic manufacturers negatively impacted by import competition by providing cost share funding to implement improvement projects to make a business more globally competitive.

Mid-Continent Public Library Culinary Center

The Mid-Continent Public Library Culinary Center is a destination and resource for anyone interested in learning more about food and culinary entrepreneurship. Housed in the Green Hills Library Center, the Culinary Center features a teaching and demonstration kitchen and two shared commercial kitchens for use by startup food businesses.

Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office

The mission of the Missouri International Trade and Investment Office is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.

Missouri Enterprise, Kansas City and Northwest Missouri

Missouri Enterprise is a dedicated manufacturing expert and your partner to strengthen and grow your company. The organization assists manufacturers with workforce development, technology, lean principles, exporting, quality, food safety and more.

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council promotes the growth and development of minority businesses through B-to-B opportunities and government contracts.

Multicultural Business Coalition

The Multicultural Business Coalition is a nonprofit collective of Kansas City-based organizations that were created to encourage and support a healthy multicultural business community.

National Association of Women Business Owners

NetWork Kansas is a statewide service that enables entrepreneurs and small business owners to be connected with the resources they need when they need them.

North KC Business Council

The mission of the North Kansas City Business Council is to be an advocate for business and quality of life in North Kansas City, Missouri. We provide networking, marketing and economic development support for the community. We are also active in supporting and encouraging workforce development and entrepreneurship.

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce

The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce is a relationship-driven organization dedicated to helping small business grow in and around the Kansas communities of Fairway, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, North Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Westwood and Westwood Hills.

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

NEKCCC strives to be a financially sound, well-managed business association that enhances the quality of life and economic competitiveness in the Historic, contemporary and multicultural district of KCMO.

Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce enhances the business community, economic growth and quality of life in the Northland.

Olathe Chamber of Commerce

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing a business in Olathe, Kan.

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce works to enhance the business environment and quality of life in the Overland Park, Kan., community. It offers its members programs and services for advocacy, networking, marketing and promotions, and business development.

Overland Park Economic Development Council

The Overland Park Economic Development Council provides demographic, real estate and general business development consulting services to promote business in Overland Park, Kan.

Paola Chamber of Commerce

The Paola (Kan.) Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to community development, encouraging business alliances and nurturing the growth and development of new and existing businesses.

Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations, and other services related to growth and development in the Parkville Missouri area.

Parkville Economic Development Council

The Parkville Economic Development Council has been established to recruit, retain and assist Parkville businesses.

Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce

The Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce provides networking opportunities, entrepreneurial support, business retention and expansion services for the Platte City, MO Area.

Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

We are a membership-based organization that connects businesses to community, regional, and state resources to help them succeed personally and professionally. From marketing ideas to networking events, we are your one-stop shop.

RedTire

Assist businesses in ownership transition, succession planning, business valuation, business sales and acquisitions. Provide guidance and counselling to potential buyers. Equally assist both sides by helping the parties negotiate a fair value to make a win-win deal and complete the purchase transaction. All services are offered free of charge.

Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce

The Riverside Area Chamber of Commerce is a business and community organization to grown awareness and help the area prosper.

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

The Shawnee Chamber & Economic Development Council promotes job creation, business expansion and real estate development in Shawnee, Kansas.

Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Smithville Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in Smithville, Mo.

South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, professional development and other services related to starting or growing a business.

Southtown Council

The Southtown (Mo.) Council strives to facilitate linkages among the stakeholders in Southtown to create an environment for economic development and community growth.

Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Spring Hill, Kansas Chamber of Commerce works to link business, government and the community in Spring Hill.

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

The St. Joseph, Missouri Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities and other services related to growing businesses in St. Joseph.

Technology Venture Studio

The Technology Venture Studio helps move early-stage innovations from concept to reality—all to create jobs and economic impact, attract more equity funding to our region and establish Kansas City as a tech hub.

The Black MasterMind Group Charitable Foundation

The Black MasterMind Group Charitable Foundation is designed to create strategies to help the Black entrepreneurial community start, stabilize, sustain and scale businesses. It educates, trains, coaches, mentors, develops and provides funding initiatives

The City of Harrisonville, MO - Community Development Department

The city of Harrisonville, Missouri Community Development Department was originally established in 1988 to enhance Harrisonville’s business climate by bringing jobs and capital investment into the city. In 2001, the department’s focus was broadened to include planning as well as economic development. By combining the department’s functions, the Community Development Department now takes a more comprehensive approach to coordinate the growth and development of Harrisonville.

The Freelance Exchange

The Freelance Exchange is Kansas City’s outsource resource. Here, “solopreneurs” from the advertising and marketing industry come together as a community to share best practices, become savvier business owners and expand their networks. FX also serves as a free resource for local ad agencies and businesses to find quality talent easily and quickly.

The Porter House KC

The Porter House KC is a inner city based co-working community who provides entrepreneurship access and resources to underserved populations in the Kansas City Metro area. Our mission is to be a bridge for underrepresented individuals that typically don't have access to the entrepreneurial dream.

The Sewing Labs

The Sewing Labs is a nonprofit community resource center providing classes and jobs training in sewing-related arts in the Kansas City community. The newest program, The Sewing Salon Training Program, provides an unconventional entrepreneurial hub for marginalized and at-risk individuals to develop their sewing businesses.

The Sewing Labs is an inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center

The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center is the go-to resource for everything small business in Wyandotte County, Kansas. All services are offered at no cost to local residents and businesses. The Toolbox provides support with planning, registering, funding, operating and growing your business through private one-on-one small business coaching.

U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration (Kansas City U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. businesses export and grow internationally. The U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Companies can find assistance locally in more than 100 U.S. Commercial Service offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Kansas City District Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s mission is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

Unified Contractors of Kansas City

Assist in providing resources and one-on-one training for identifying opportunity for growth with minorities and women-owned businesses to allow them to be more productive and successful in their respected construction trades.

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS- Economic Development Department

Through traditional and equity-based approaches, the Economic Development Department leads the business expansion, small business development and job creation efforts for the Unified Government.

Waldo Area Business Association

The Waldo Area Business Association promotes economic development, community growth, business retention and attraction in the Waldo area of Kansas City, Missouri.

Well Well Marketing

Our vision is to make the world healthier by promoting health and wellness businesses. We provide holistic marketing to holistic brands.

Weston Chamber of Commerce

The goal of the Weston, Missouri Chamber of Commerce is to further the economic development for the city of Weston by promoting and assisting the growth and development of business concerns.

Women's Business Center of Kansas City

The Women’s Business Center provides training, mentoring, networking opportunities and business consulting to help women start and grow their businesses.

Women's Employment Network

The Women's Employment Network is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist women in raising their self-esteem and achieving economic independence through sustained employment.

Workforce Partnership

Workforce Partnership is committed to building a workforce development system that meets the needs of both job seekers and employers throughout the Kansas City area. We operate a network of career centers in Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties offering professional expertise and funding resources to employers and eligible job seekers.

World Trade Center - Kansas City

A World Trade Center - Kansas City connects its regional business community to the people, companies, data and government agencies that make up the fabric of global commerce. World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for companies seeking assistance with their international trade needs, whether importing or exporting. It assists both experienced and beginner companies through all stages of the international trade process.

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