KCSourceLink connects a network of more than 170 nonprofit resource organizations to help small businesses in the eighteen-county Kansas City region grow and succeed.
The model, which is 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.