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Five Ways to Celebrate #SmallBusinessWeek in Kansas City

Have you hugged an entrepreneur this week? If you’d rather skip the embraces, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate Kansas City business owners during #SmallBusinessWeek, a national holiday hosted by the Small Business Administration.

Grow Your Business to Greater Heights with ScaleUP! KC

Applications close tomorrow for ScaleUP! KC, a no-cost program that immerses established business owners in coaching, curriculum and a community of peers, all to help you grow. Apply now.

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

Opps for Multicultural Entrepreneurs

May is full of opportunities geared toward multicultural business owners in Kansas City. Grab your calendar now.

Should KC Be the Next Silicon Valley?

Jeff Shackelford, director of Digital Sandbox KC, thinks that’s a terrible idea. Here’s why.

Tell Me About Your Biz

When somebody asks what your business is all about, you better have a great answer. Check out this template for a spot-on elevator pitch

Update on Weave Gotcha Covered!

Kelly Wilson and her team have done a lot in the past year to support marginalized women in Kansas City. Keep reading. 

Celebrate Global Businesses

Learn how Kansas City businesses compete on an international stage at this event on May 18 during World Trade Week.

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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