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Back to Business Basics

Kids are back in school, what better excuse for your business to hit the books? Brush up on how to start, grow and fund your business in our Learning Center. Rather skip the studies and work with a small biz navigator? Send us a little info here and we’ll get you set up with your personalized learning plan.

Apply Now to ScaleUp! KC

Ready to aim for your first $1 million in revenue? Apps are now open for ScaleUP! KC, a four-month program that immerses up to 15 business owners in coaching, curriculum and a community of peers, all poised to help you be the next big thing in KC business. ScaleUP! KC is no cost thanks to funding by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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

Read before You Spend

Check out these nine SBA blog posts on how to vet, fund, promote and lead your startup.

Last Chance for FastTrac® Scholarships
Starting a business in KC,MO? Apply for a huge scholarship to FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ and TechVenture™, courses that have helped thousands of entrepreneurs grow.

Join Us at Techweek Kansas City

Techweek Kansas City is next week: September 12-18. We'll be at these awesome events, see you there?

Instagram Bootcamp

Juan Campos joined us in the office to showcase how you can grow your Instagram following in big ways from right here in Kansas City. Watch now.

Grow Global

KC startup (and ScaleUP! KC alum) Doodlekit was named “International Small Business of 2016.” Co-founder Ben Kittrell is here with five tips to put your business on an international stage.

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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