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Local Resources

Square One Entrepreneurial CommunityIf you’re looking for more information, connect with Kansas City’s other resource organizations that can provide support for your business.

Economic Development Corporations & Councils (EDCs)

Economic Development Corporations and Councils work to create jobs and boost the local economy by attracting new business and retaining or expanding existing business. They can provide new or existing businesses with:

  • Workforce and demographic statistics and projections
  • Information on regulations and codes
  • Workforce development support
  • Financing
  • Networking opportunities
  • Educational programs and more

Local Economic Development Corporations and Councils:

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Organizations that Support Small Businesses


Connect to resources to start and scale your business.
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Kansas City SCORE

Get free business advice from a group of local mentors.
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Kauffman FastTrac

Learn about business classes and training for entrepreneurs.
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UMKC Small Business Center

Get business analyses, schedule consultations, and receive training to grow.
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Ennovation Center

Work together to succeed with a community of entrepreneurs.
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Small Business Administration

Get small business loans, counseling, and assistance.
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Missouri Secretary of State

Follow the steps to start a small business in the State of Missouri.
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UM Business Development Program

Get help at every stage from this statewide network.
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Kansas City Startup Foundation

Get solutions in a supportive, accessible startup ecosystem.
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