Getting a local business up and running can be hard…
As a local Kansas City business ourselves, we’d know!
Our team at SEO Services KC worked together to create a list of the best free business resources available for local businesses in the Kansas City metro. These resources are aimed at helping small and mid-sized KC businesses gain the knowledge, resources, and networking opportunities they need to have a great business start, and long-term entrepreneurial success in the ever-growing Kansas City metro. See our top Kansas City business resources below:
Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc.
Located in Mission, KS, and founded by Kelly Scanlon, the team at Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc. helps Kansas City local businesses find professional advice on finance, sales, marketing, technology, management, business law, regulatory issues, legislation, HR, business expansion and other vital facets related to running a local company. Business owners also can hear real-life stories of other local entrepreneurs, people who have succeeded at business, tell you how they did it, as well as their top tips and industry expertise.
Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc. refers to themselves as “a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, “how-to” information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.”
Visit their website today at http://ithinkbigger.com/ for more information.
Kansas City Startup Village
The Kansas City Startup Village, also known as the KCSV refers to themselves as “an entrepreneurial micro-community helping to grow and support entrepreneurship and Kansas City’s startup ecosystem.” Check out an awesome video of theirs that even feature local KC entrepreneurs who have utilized the Kansas City Startup Village resources here-
Visit their website at http://www.kcstartupvillage.org/ for more information and details.
KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small Kansas City businesses find the right business resource to start, expand, and grow. They feature local stories of “Entrepreneurs in Action”, have a great online Learning Center, and even have a “Shop Local” business directory which you can feature your business on (this also allows you to provide a do-follow link to your website, which provides extremely valuable Kansas City SEO benefits). We else encourage you to subscribe to their blog, which not only includes quality posts from their staff but from local industry experts as well.
KCSourceLink has also been leading the effort to make Kansas City America’s most entrepreneurial city. They help coordinate locally-based events for entrepreneurs, like Global Entrepreneurship Week and Battle of the Brands. They also help fill gaps in resources and bring national resources to the community through grants such as the i6 Challenge and the University Center grants from the Department of Commerce EDA.
Visit https://www.kcsourcelink.com/ for more info today.
Entrepreneurship Meetups in Kansas City
Meetup.com is nothing new, but over the last few years has definitely expanded and developed in the Kansas City area to be a great opportunity to network, meet other business owners, and possibly even learn how to gain some new clients and customers in addition to that.
Creating a Meetup account is free, and you can browse local Meetups in the Kansas City area, as well as what events they put on, and who else is attending to see which ones would be valuable to attend. If you see a potential opportunity to start a new Meetup that would benefit the KC metro area, you can also start one yourself for a low monthly fee.
Kansas City SCORE
The Kansas City chapter of SCORE helps provide mentors, resources, and field expertise to small business owners. They have over 65 local volunteers and provide free mentoring, local workshops, and a pretty helpful online resource library as well. You can also browse local mentor profiles to help you match up with a mentor who can provide the expertise you need in your current schedule. Check out their video below-
Visit their website at https://kansascity.score.org/ for additional information and to see upcoming KC workshops.