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Small Business Resources

Small Business Resources - from startup to seasoned
  • KCSourceLink ( – a referral network that will connect you to many of the small business assistance organizations in our community
  • Missouri Department of Economic Development ( – provides a start-up guide and state licensing requirements for all Missouri business ventures
  • Kansas Department of Commerce ( – provides a start-up guide and state licensing requirements for all Kansas business ventures
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri ( – provides assistance, zoning and licensing requirements for businesses in Kansas City, Missouri

Assistance for Minorities, Women, Others
  • Kansas Women’s BusinessCenter ( – provides counseling and mentoring to women-owned businesses

Government Contract Assistance
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center ( – provides assistance to companies interested in bidding for government contracts
  • General Services Administration ( – responsible for administering federal government contracts

Financing Your Business
  • Economic Development Council of Kansas City, Missouri ( – implements SBA 504 loan program for Kansas City, Missouri, and offers small business revolving loan funds
  • U.S. Small Business Administration ( – offers a variety of financing options including loan guarantees and hardship loans

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