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.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City

BBB of Greater Kansas City's mission to promote trust in the marketplace has made us 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.

About

BBB of Greater Kansas City's mission to promote trust in the marketplace has made us 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.

 

We endeavor to promote business excellence, providing guidance and support to businesses that helps provide a better customer experience through quality products and services.

 

We do this by:

  • Setting standards for marketplace trust.   
  • Encouraging and supporting best practices by engaging with and educating consumers and businesses   
  • Celebrating marketplace role models   
  • Calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior
  • Creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities

 

Products & Services

  • Business and Charity Profiles - Provide a marketing tool for businesses and charities that includes information to help consumers with buying or donating decisions.

     

  • Public Education / BBB ScamTracker - Issue tips and warn the community about scams or unethical business behavior.

     

  • BBB Military Line - Work with the military to bring financial literacy training, tips, fraud alerts and smart investing resources.

     

  • Dispute Resolution - Solving disputes between businesses and consumers

     

  • Investigations - BBB investigates companies and their business practices.

     

  • Advertising Review - Review and challenge misleading advertising

     

  • Business Training & Guidance - Education, resources and events designed to help create better, more profitable businesses.

     

  • Accreditation - BBB Accredited businesses have met accreditation standards, including a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any complaints. They pay an annual fee for review and monitoring for continued compliance and for support of BBB services to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Student Marketing Projects

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Organizational Audits
Primary ContactJennifer McGlothen
Address8080 Ward Parkway
Suite 401
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone(816) 399-5044