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Get on the Shop Local Map

Fall is here and it will be time for holiday shopping before you know it. Here's a fun factoid, KC shoppers: on average, 48 percent of purchases made at local independent shops stay in our economy, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores. That's a great reason to #ShopLocalKC. KC small business owners: be sure to let KC know you’re here this holiday season, direct those shopping feet to your street and get on the Shop Local map.

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

Marketing to Customers Who Don’t Look Like You

Nicholas Segura of the Somos Agency is here with actionable tips on how your business can reach out to untapped markets, even if you don’t share their culture. Get in the know

Ready to Grow Your Business to Greater Heights for $1 Million in Revenue? 

Apply for ScaleUP! KC, a four-month program that immerses business owners in coaching, curriculum and a community of peers, all poised to help you be the next big thing in KC business. Apply now.

Are You Ready to #GEWKCgo?

Global Entrepreneurship Week starts November 10 in KC and the GEWKC calendar is ripe for the picking. We’re so excited, we’re having a photo competition starting October 17 with more than $1K in #ShopLocalKC prizes. Check it out

Download our Startup Guide for KC Innovators

“Disrupt & Conquer” connects you with the resources, tools, inspiration and capital connections to take your innovation-led business from here to the stratosphere. Download it now.

Make Your Voice Heard 

Our friends over at the Federal Reserve are conducting a small business survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we want you to participate. Take the survey, here

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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