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Do all of your holiday shopping with local businesses 

Shopping online is fun and convenient, soon it’s going to be even more so. We’re expanding our Shop Local page to include locally-owned ecommerce businesses. Get Kansas City-based ecommerce businesses on the list now. Visit our blog for details and share, share, share.

Last chance to apply for ScaleUP! Kansas City

If you know (or are) an established business owner looking for a community and guidance to take your business to the next level, check out ScaleUP! KC and apply by Friday, December 8. Over the course of four months, growth-oriented entrepreneurs get the tools they need to change the trajectory of their businesses.

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

Join the tech workforce community

If you’re an employer with open tech jobs, learn how the TechHire initiative can help you land incentives and train the next generation of techies.

>>>RSVP for the meetup.

Made in Kansas City gift guide

Our friends at Startland News published an awesome gift guide featuring local businesses. Your holiday list is about to grow.

>>>Start shopping.

Stay connected year round

If Global Entrepreneurship Week was your first adventure into the KC startup community, here are your next steps.

New class for food-preneurs

If you have a good recipe for a food product, but are missing a great recipe for a business, check out this new class from the Ennovation Center.

>>>Dig in.


Marketing tips from the pros

This is not a marketing 101 blog post. It’s an in-depth look at content marketing best practices from folks in the trenches.

>>>Dive in.


Beware of identity thefts ...

both personal and professional. Tax grinches are on the prowl this holiday season. Here’s how to protect yourself.

>>>Gear up.


Save money on business classes

Apply for a scholarship now to take high-impact business feasibility classes at the UMKC SBTDC. Hurry, they go fast.

>>>Jump on it.




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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