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Tis the Season to Shop Local, Kansas City

Online, big box, national chains—you have a lot of options where you can spend your holiday dollars. This holiday season, choose to shop local and keep your holiday dollars in KC. Here’s where to shop local, here’s why and here are tips to bring those local dollars to your store.

Let Hard Hats Prevail! $75 Scholarships to Construction Business Management

Contractors and construction business owners in KCMO have access to high caliber training at a 90% discount. Pave your goals, fortify your operations and build your competitive market position. Apply now to Construction Business Management, starting Jan. 21, 2016.

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

Hop a Ride on the Resource Rail

Find your next business-building resource on KCSourceLink’s Resource Rail. From inception to exit, find KC's entrepreneurial resources ready to help microenterprises, second-stage companies, innovation-led firms or Main Street shops. 

Betablox Applications Due Dec. 15.

See how Betablox has made a difference to companies like Catalyst Scrubs and BlueHollar—and then apply to this startup accelerator by Dec. 15.

Building Opportunities in the Urban Core

Molly Bingaman and Jorge Aguilar both own businesses, but they didn’t start really “thinking” like entrepreneurs until they took courses out of the Urban Business Growth Initiative. Through its scholarships, UBGI has helped KCMO businesses in the urban core generate more than $14 million in new sales and create 130 new jobs. 

InvestMidwest Now Seeking Applicants

Calling entrepreneurs and fresh ideas: InvestMidwest provides access to capital for emerging, privately held companies and promotes greater entrepreneurship, business growth and expansion in the region. Learn more and apply to present.

The Network Builder Is In!

See where Network Builder Jenny Miller will hold Traveling Office Hours in January and get a start on those business resolutions.

Collaborations that Move Technologies to Market

Whiteboard2Boardroom, a program of the UMKC Innovation Center, educates researchers and students, connects them with entrepreneurs and builds regional collaborations, all to move ideas into the marketplace. Read W2B’s impact report.

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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