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

Kansas City Missouri Public Library, H&R Block Business & Career Center

The H&R Block Business and Career Center at the Kansas City Public Library provides resource material and online databases used by entrepreneurs and business owners.


The H&R Block Business and Career Center has a team of professionals who dedicate themselves to providing support, including:


  • Entrepreneurship and small business industry research and market plan development
  • Legal and Government Information, including tax preparedness
  • Nonprofit grant research and classes in proposal writing.
  • Guiding career transitions, resume writing and job searches through Career Development
  • Support with making positive financial decisions through Financial literacy


Visit the Kansas City Missouri Public Library, H&R Block Business and Career Center to set up an appointment to speak with a specialist, or click this link to go directly to their specialist's calendar: 


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking space
  • Site Location

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location
Primary ContactHadzia Sa-Aadu
Address14 West 10th Street
Kansas City Missouri Public Library - Central Branch
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone(816) 701-3659