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

The Black MasterMind Group

We educate, train, coach, mentor and develop the Black Entrepreneurial Community to start, stabilize, sustain, and scale their businesses using financial strategies that work.

About

The Black MasterMind Group (TBMMG) is a 501(c)(3) non-exempt organization developed to operate under a business to business (B2B) model.  The Black MasterMind Group is a membership-based organization providing the black entrepreneurial community:

  • Education

  • Training

  • Coaching

  • Mentoring

  • Development

The Black MasterMind Group is designed to create strategies that Start, Stabilize, Sustain, and Scale businesses in the black entrepreneurial community.  The Black MasterMind Group works collaboratively with organizations, community leaders, business coaches, trainers, educators, and business leaders, to teach entrepreneurial financial literacy and business strategies helping the black entrepreneurial community secure funding. 

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

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

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactDonnetta Watson
Address9020 Barnett Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone(913) 214-2557