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 Small Business Development Center at JCCC (SBDC)

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Johnson County Community College provides business assistance to aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas through low cost training events and no-charge one-on-one business counseling.


The Kansas SBDC at JCCC is monitoring the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses in Kansas.

If you have suffered substantial economic injury and are one of the following types of businesses located in a declared disaster area (note: as of 3/21/2020, Kansas is eligible!), you may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL):

  • Small Business
  • Small agricultural cooperative
  • Most private nonprofit organizations

Counselors are working virtually and can meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions and help you develop strategies. Feel free to contact your advisor to set up an appointment. 

If you are not yet a client, use this online client intake form.


The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) offers quality training and educational programs at reasonable fees. Courses and seminars taught by experienced instructors provide the "how to's" of operating a business.  Categories of training include:  Accounting, Financials & Taxes; Marketing; Strategy & Leadership Development; Starting a Small Business.

The KSBDC also helps owners address the challenges of today's business world through a no-charge, one-on-one business counseling service. Center counselors help solve business problems or plan for new market opportunities. Together the owner(s) and the counselor will develop a plan of action. Whether the issue is business planning or cash flow management, the KSBDC counselors, who are experienced business owners and consultants, can assist in determining solutions. This program works by appointment with aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami or Wyandotte counties.

Some of the specific ways the KSBDC can assist your business include:

Small Business Management

  • Developing a business or strategic plan
  • Providing professional business analysis
  • Discussing exit strategies and succession planning
  • Assisting with human resource issues

Growth Strategies

  • Determining the feasibility of exporting
  • Analyzing the cost and pricing for a new product
  • Determining the feasibility of a new market or second location
  • Taking a financial inventory to determine growth potential and capital needs
  • Determining the feasibility of government procurement


  • Identifying marketing strategies
  • Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Identifying target market segments
  • Understanding the use of social media in small business

Financial Analysis

  • Understanding and using financial statements
  • Assisting with the development of cash flow projections
  • Identifying profit retention and maximization opportunities
  • Exploring financing options and assisting in developing financial plans for banks and investors

Through a partnership with NASBITE the Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC is able to provide a series of no-cost exporting classes through Trade Passport at no cost,


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Import and Export Assistance

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

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development


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


  • One-on-One Counseling

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Starting a Business

  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactValerie Reese
Address12345 College Boulevard
RC 240
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone(913) 469-3878
Fax(913) 469-2547