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

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Kansas City District Office

Our mission at the U.S. Small Business Administration is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.


The SBA assists small businesses in meeting their financing needs by enhancing the ability of lenders to provide loans.

We do this by offering a variety of services (access to capital, education, training, technical advice, and opportunities for government contracting) using experts in our offices and through partnerships with both public and private organizations.

The Kansas City District Office is unique because we service 89 counties in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

For more information on all of our programs and services, please visit our website at


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • 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

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Networking Organizations

  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General
Primary ContactDistrict Office Staff
Address1000 Walnut
5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone(816) 426-4900
Fax(816) 426-4939