And learn about KC's progress toward becoming America's most entrepreneurial city. 
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Keep Your Hard-Earned Dollars in Kansas City

Now is the perfect time of year to count your blessings, enjoy the company of friends and family and support local business owners. Not only do main street businesses make our neighborhoods vibrant, they're also vital to the economy. Learn more and #ShopLocalKC.  

We Asked You "What's Next?" You Answered.

Entrepreneurs across Kansas City are putting in the creativity, inspiration and hard work to grow our local economy and define our city's character. But how are we progressing toward the vision set out in 2011 to make KC America's most entrepreneurial city? We convened a focus group and asked: here's what you said

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

Get a Scholarship to Grow Your Biz

Urban Business Growth Initiative scholarships allow Kansas City, Missouri-based entrepreneurs to save $100s on high-impact classes. Apply now

Are You Done Holiday Shopping? 

No? Great. There's still time to check out these 34 locally owned businesses that helped us fill our #ShopLocalKC gift baskets during Global Entrepreneurship Week. 

$68 Stays in the KC Economy When You Spend $100 Locally

Visit the #ShopLocalKC map to see many locally owned businesses where you can holiday shop this year. Do you own a brick & mortar store in KC? Click "List a Business.

What Does it Take to Succeed? 

We asked six local entrepreneurs how to grow a business from startup to second stage in Kansas City. They were happy to share, and you can take their advice to the bank

#GEWKC was a Success!

Thank you for helping us make this year's Global Entrepreneurship Week awesome. Did you enjoy it? Feeling inspired but not sure what to do next? Here are a few ideas

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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