Missouri SBDC at University of Missouri Kansas City

Missouri SBDC at UMKC is OPEN for business; both virtually and in-person for our trainings and counseling. Contact us at [email protected] to talk how we can help you SOAR with your entrepreneurial journey


The Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC is Kansas City’s leading resource for starting, developing and growing a business. The ELEVATIONLAB™ training programs offer expertise to businesses of all types and stages. Our trainings combined with our one-on-one counseling assist thousands of entrepreneurs in the Kansas City region each year. Experts in a variety of fields, the staff specializes in topics that affect all small business owners. Our staff is able to offer services in strategic planning, economic gardening, marketing and international trade. Our center is part of the network of Missouri SBDCs and an affiliate of the UMKC Innovation Center. 


Visit our website at sbtdc.umkc.edu for our training calendar and more information about our services. Follow us on Facebook and twitter. 

We do request, if you have questions contact us through email, [email protected]. 


Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Human Resources

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Regulatory Compliance

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Trademark and Copyright Information


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Home-Based Business Training

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
Contact Information
Jen Spilker
4747 Troost
Suite 103
Kansas City, MO 64110