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

Midwest Small Business Finance

Midwest Small Business Finance provides small businesses with economic development and financial assistance.


Midwest Small Business Finance provides small businesses with economic development and financial assistance through various programs and loan funds. SBA 504 Loan Program The 504 program is designed to promote local economic development by helping healthy, growing businesses finance the acquisition of long-term fixed asset, such as: Land Buildings Machinery Equipment We offer these services anywhere in the state of Missouri. The assets must be used principally to enable the business to create or retain jobs. Revolving Loan Fund Loan program maintained by Midwest Small Business Finance where repayments from loans are returned to the fund to be loaned out again. The focus is to assist healthy existing eligible small business concerns located in Clay and Platte counties in Missouri. Benefits of the program are a low down payment (typically 10%), below market fixed rate, and long-term financing (10 years max). Funds may be used for fixed assets, including machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, and real estate improvements. Rural Revolving Loan Fund Similar to offering above, but exclusive to 20 counties in northwest Missouri. Intermediary Loan Program Loan program that covers all of Missouri and the eastern third of Kansas


Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits
Primary ContactJulie Lewis
Address7001 N Locust St
Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone(816) 468-4989