Connecting Kansas City Area Entrepreneurs to the Resources They Need
KCSourceLink connects a network of over one hundred business resource providers to help entrepreneurs in the Kansas City region - from Jefferson City, Mo. to Topeka, Kan. - grow and succeed. The model which is now being replicated in other parts of the United States is helping individuals move through the maze of local entrepreneurship support services, KCSourceLink saves entrepreneurs time, provides more relevant information, and encourages collaboration among area service providers.
Launched in 2003 by the Kauffman Foundation, in collaboration with the Small Business Administration and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, KCSourceLink connects small business owners with the right resource at the right time. With the formation of KCSourceLink, Kansas City became one of the first cities selected by the SBA for its new National Entrepreneur Center Alliance, which sets Kansas City as a model environment for advancing entrepreneurship.
At KCScourceLink, aspiring, emerging, and thriving entrepreneurs find a wealth of expertise to help them with business strategy, technical support, sales, training, marketing, operations, financial planning, product development and capital. Available to small business owners at no charge, entrepreneurs access the network by visiting the KCSourceLink Web site or its office at 4747 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Mo., or at any of the network service provider locations.