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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Guide: Start a Business  Part Five

Starting a Business in Kansas

Four easy steps to starting a business in Kansas.

Register with the Kansas Secretary of State

  • Sole proprietors and partnerships DO NOT need to register
  • Corporations must file Articles of Incorporation, LLCs must file Articles of Organization, and Limited Partnerships must file Certificates of Limited Partnership. Filings are available at the Kansas Secretary of State.

Kansas has 12 types of taxes.

Find out about Business Taxes (PDF) and then use the Business Tax Application (PDF) to file the appropriate form.

If hiring employees

Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online.

Go to the Department of Labor for information about worker’s compensation, unemployment, etc.

Check for city/county licenses and permits

Contact your local city/county to see if licenses and permits are needed. Search for county clerks.

Professional Licensure in Kansas

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