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10 Reasons You Should Host a Session at #GEWKC

Ready to share your expertise and knowledge at #GEWKC, Kansas City's biggest event for entrepreneurs?  We’ve got 10 reasons why you should totally lead a panel, workshop, lecture or something else you cooked up. Not ready to host but still hungry to support KC entrepreneurship? You can also sponsor or volunteer. Get to it!

>>>>> See why you should present

Want to Start or Grow a Business in KC's Urban Core?

If you’re a high-impact entrepreneur looking to start or grow your business, see how this suite of high-impact classes taught by experts will help you work ON your business and not just IN it. Scholarships (this is some serious 💰💰💰 help) go fast, so apply today.

>>>>> Learn more


In the business world, you're never done learning. That's why this newsletter is chock-full of helpful tips, useful guides and great opportunities to help you write that business plan, hire the right talent, get your finances in shape and do a whole lot more.

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

Prime your dreams for the long haul

Business ideas can spring up any time: even while you're eating lunch at your corporate day job. See how Bess Lamoreux got her dreams for a mobile barber shop on the road.

>>> Lessons from the driver's seat

It's sink or swim: How to vet your business idea

If you want your business to stay afloat, follow these steps from an expert. A feasibility analysis could be the difference between success and failure.

>>> Have you done this?​

Chart the course for your business

A business plan is one of the most important documents you’ll ever write for your business. Learn why it’s such a big deal, and see exactly how to write your own with our detailed guide.

>>> How to craft your own plan

Hack the hiring process

These four expert tips will up your hiring game. Plus, download these must-ask interview questions that will go beyond the cover letter and résumé to reveal a candidate's true potential.

Prepping for a big ask for the bank

Make sure you know how to get a leg up before you walk into the bank for a business loan. Follow these tips to wow lenders.

Get a "sherpa" for your business

As you embark on that next step of your business journey, let KCSourceLink's Network Navigators guide your way. Here's how they can help you reach your summit.

>>> Get a guide for the trek

How do nonprofits do it?

Nonprofits don't survive solely on donations. If you're thinking about starting a nonprofit, you have to know about these pieces of the funding puzzle.

>>> How the finances fit together

Investing in Kansas City

Each month, we highlight the businesses in KC that are receiving funding and making the right moves to grow. Find out which companies got funding in July.

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