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Your Top Blog Posts of 2015

What we love about this list of top 10 blog posts? It cuts across all types and stripes of entrepreneurs: microenterprises and second-stage, Main Street businesses and innovation-led firms. Read the top 10 blog posts (and keep clicking for the top 10 Entrepreneurs in Action stories, too).


Design KC's First Startup Day

1WeekKC is coming back to KC on May 20 to celebrate the entrepreneurs and resources that help spark the ideas, fulfill the dreams and create the businesses that will rock our city (and the world)!

This year, we invite you to help design our first Startup Day. Hop over to this Startup Day quick questionnaire and let us know what you'd like to see on the Startup Day agenda.

Tips for all entrepreneurial types: startup, microenterprise, main street, second stage and innovation-led

Tips for Startups   Tips for Microenterprises - Small, lifestyle businesses   Tips for Main Street Businesses - Those with customers & store fronts  Tips for Second Stage Firms - Established businesses poised to expand  Tips for Innovation-Led Companies

Startups | Microenterprises | Main Street | Second Stage | Innovation-led

Free Gov’t Grants! Not Really—But Close?

For startups and for-profit small businesses looking for funds to research a new technology, Small Business Innovation Research Grants are worth a serious peek.

The Year of Unbreakable Vows

Kansas City entrepreneurs and Resource Partners share their tips for 2016, including why following a “build it and they will come” philosophy is totally “bonkers.”

Our Year in Review

Each year, we measure our work with an annual Year in Review that looks at network access, strength and satisfaction. 

10 Secrets for Retail Success 

Most retail businesses encounter difficulties because they lack appropriate management techniques. Check out these 10 tips to retail success in 2016.

Make Art Your Living

Applications to Artist INC, a cutting-edge seminar for art entrepreneurs, are open until Jan. 18, 2016.

Save the Date!

Are you ready to rumble? Nominate your company for our fifth annual Battle of the Brands and show KC your entrepreneurial style and spunk. Nominations open Jan. 18 at

Show Me the Money

Each month, we highlight the businesses in Kansas City that are receiving funding and making all the right moves to grow from startup to second stage. Find out which companies got funding.


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