Kansas City, you are incredible

You all really are. Here's just one example:

In the pic, that's Nick Ward-Bopp (entrepreneur/maker) and his wife, Catherine, (a medical professional). Nick and his maker troupe are stitching together masks for folks on the front lines (like his wife), and they even have all the details for you to make your own mask to use or donate.

And that's just one story. Check out how others in KC are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the easy ways you can give back.

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Every Resource You Need Now

🗺️ Explore a comprehensive page of resources for your business that's updated with the latest info.

💰 Plus, check out the new business finances page.

Compare 2 major loan programs

PPP? EIDL? How do these loans differ?
 🔍 Explore each of these loans in depth.

📋 Download this handy comparison chart.

It's GO TIME: Tips to be proactive

Like many businesses stymied by COVID-19, Cate and John DePrisco's event business, The Photo Bus, hit a roadblock. But they took action. Here are steps any business can take to keep going.

9 'hidden' tools to amplify your biz

We scoured the web and found these under-the-radar tools for your business, including some special freebies and discounts. Get marketing swag, take free classes, stay healthy and more.

Upcoming (virtual) events you'll ❤️

🔥 STARTLAND (and other KC business panelists) answer your most burning questions at noon every Friday during From the Front Lines of Small Business Relief in KC. And here's the panel for this Friday.

✊ Drop in for Pivoting Your Business Model in Hard Times with the Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University 10 a.m. April 17.

⚡ Join the Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC for #BetterTogetherTuesdays, a lightning-quick webinar about the most pressing topics every Tuesday. Register for the next one at noon April 21.

📝 As you fill out those loan applications, make sure you get your paperwork in order. Check out Financial Statement Basics with SCORE Kansas City from 6 - 8:30 p.m. April 21.

🎨 Learn about cutting costs and adding new revenue streams (including online) at Cash Flow & Building Revenue for Artists, Performers and Writers from noon - 1 p.m. April 23.

🍻 Virtual pitch competition? Yes, please. Join KC Collective for Pitch and Pint from 5 - 7 p.m. April 30.
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