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Join in on KC's favorite social media throwdown!

Does your business have what it takes to outshine and outplay KC’s most well-known brands? We know you do. Nominate your biz now for Battle of the Brands, a bracket-style competition that runs the entire month of March on all your favorite social medias. More than 70K votes were cast by diehard fans last year. Now it’s your turn to get in on the (free) fun.

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

Activate your network. Move your business. 

Join us for the first ever A.M. Shift on brand positioning. You will learn from experts and get actionable insights for your biz. Register now for the (free) event on Friday, March 3. 

“We want to help others achieve their dreams.”

All February long, we are excited to introduce you to black entrepreneurs working hard across Kansas City. First up, Miles Taylor and Sean Mackey of The Influence Group.

Startups & companies to follow in 2017

These 31 Kansas City businesses are poised to make big moves in the next year. Put them on your radar now.

KC Business owners prepare for growth

Meet the next 15 companies that will go through the ScaleUP! Kansas City program and get the community, confidence and curriculum they need to accelerate their businesses. 

Welcome to the family!

Three Kansas City business owners recently joined the Pipeline Entrepreneur fellowship. See other resources they’ve tapped in KC’s entrepreneurial resource network.  

How we won the Battle of the Brands in 2015

Dolce Bakery secured one of the most delicious Battle of the Brand championships of all time. Learn their secret ingredients and nominate your business now.

Show Me state budget changes affect entrepreneurs 

“A series of state budget cuts by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will directly impact Kansas City entrepreneurship,” reports Startland News. Keep reading.

Investing in Kansas City

Each month, we highlight the businesses in KC 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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