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15 Ways to Help You Start a Business

Did you know that Kansas City is full of experts and opportunities to help you start your very own business at low- and no-cost to you?

We've rounded up 15 upcoming classes and events that will help you plan your business, think like an entrepreneur and start with confidence.

If you're thinking about opening a business, check out these opportunities to help you take your first step with expert coaching and a peer network.
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Start a nonprofit in 7 steps

We cover seven important steps – from planning to filing with the IRS and state agencies – to help make your nonprofit dream a reality.

They're bringing a restaurant to KC

See how UMKC students Osama Hanif and Ammar Qureshi are bringing a beloved restaurant franchise to the City of Fountains.

This chamber can help you

See what what the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce can do for your business and what the organization does for KC entrepreneurship.

Do you know this financial jargon?

Don't know your EBITDAs from your IPOs? Explore the financial startup terms every entrepreneur needs to know for success.

Who made the KC Watch List?

See which 28 KC companies are making the right moves to grow. Explore the 2021 Kansas City Watch List of Startups and Scaling Businesses.

If you've got the itch to pitch ...

Enterprising startups in the KC area can apply for the opportunity to be one of eight companies selected to pitch at Pure Pitch Rally. Learn more.
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