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How KC is advancing entrepreneurship

Just released, this year’s We Create KC report illustrates the numerous channels of support entrepreneurs can access through the KCSourceLink network as we track Kansas City’s progress in key areas central to entrepreneurial growth—across capital, the innovation pipeline, awareness, access to resources and corporate engagement.

Grab your hard copy of We Create KC today in the Kansas City Business Journal or check it out now online. Show your support for KC entrepreneurship by sharing it on social media with the hashtag #WeCreateKC and tag @KCSourceLink.

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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

Great place to start a business

When Johanna wanted to turn her hand-dyed yarn hobby into a business, she turned to the KCSourceLink Resource Network.

>>>What happened next


Resources for scaling businesses in KC

When it came time to grow their tech business, Cambrian, Joel and Heather turned to ScaleUP! KC. It paid off.


More money available than ever

See the latest on KC’s capital community: early-stage funding, deal sizes, how we compare to other cities . . .

>>>And much more


How is Kansas City doing nationally?

KC regularly places well on Hottest and Best lists—from #1 City for Business Growth to #2 City for Women in Tech.

>>>Check out more


Female entrepreneurship is on the rise

Women business owners had a great decade, but there’s still work to be done to improve conditions. See our new infographic.

>>>It’s really cool

Weigh in on KCMO startup policy

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, wants your help in becoming America’s most entrepreneurial city. Make your voice heard at this April 14 event.

>>>Learn the details

Money Smart Month is here!

April is jam packed with events to help you get your personal finances in order so you can focus on starting your business.

>>>See the calendar


Investing in Kansas City

Each month, we highlight the businesses in KC that are receiving funding and making all the right moves to grow. Find out which companies got funding.

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AMC Theatres  American Century Investments  Black & Veatch
Burns & McDonnell  Cerner Corporation  Hallmark
JE Dunn Construction  Kansas City Southern
Sprint  UMB

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