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Angel Capital Group

The Angel Capital Group network funds early-stage companies and offers a full suite of services to angel investors. The group operates chapters in several cities, including Kansas City.

Address

1800 Baltimore, Fourth Floor

Kansas City, MO 64108

Contact

Phone: (615) 669-7026

Email: info@angelcapitalgroup.net

Website: theangelcapitalgroup.com

 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Kansas City District Office

1000 Walnut St., Ste. 500

Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 426-4900

Website: www.sba.gov

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SBAgov

Twitter: @SBAgov

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) mission is to help people get started in business and to stay in business. Through a variety of financial, technical and management assistance programs, the SBA offers new and experienced entrepreneurs access to resources to help them start and expand their small businesses. The Kansas City District serves the eastern third of Kansas and the western half of Missouri.

See individual listings in this guide for particular programs affiliated with the SBA, such as the Small Business Development Centers, SCORE and Women’s Business Centers. In addition, the SBA offers the following programs.

Business Resource Center   

4747 Troost, Ste. 128

Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: (816) 235-6675

Email: chapter.0019@scorevolunteer.org

Website: www.scorekc.org

The Business Resource Center has an extensive small business reference library of books and publications to help entrepreneurs plan their business, expand an existing business or venture into new business areas. Computers and software are available for client use. All services and resources are provided at no cost.


Economic Development Division 

Neida Heusinkvelt

1000 Walnut St., Ste. 500

Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 426-4906

Email: neida.heusinkvelt@sba.gov

The agency’s finance programs enhance the ability of lenders to provide long- and short-term loans to small businesses that might not qualify through normal lending channels.

There are four basic types of SBA lending and equity investment programs available: the 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program, the 7(m) Microloan Program, the 504 Certified Development Company Loan Program and the Small Business Investment Company Program.


Government Contracting Program

David Turner

1500 Bannister Road

Kansas City, MO 64131

Phone: (816) 823-1722

Email: david.turner@sba.gov

The SBA negotiates small business goals with each federal agency to ensure that the government-wide small business goal of 23 percent, required by the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997, is met. The SBA monitors the agencies’ progress toward achievement of the goal.

To increase opportunities for small businesses in the federal acquisition process, the SBA negotiates goals for small business set-asides, identifies new small business sources and counsels small companies on how to do business with the federal government.


HUBZone Program

Rhonda Hardin

1000 Walnut St., Ste. 500

Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: (816) 426-4911

Email: rhonda.hardin@sba.gov

This program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZones) through the establishment of federal contract award preferences for qualified small businesses located in such areas. To qualify for the HUBZone Program, a small business generally must be located in a HUBZone, be owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens, and have at least 35 percent of its employees residing in a HUBZone.

Veterans Business Resource Center

The Veterans Business Resource Center helps veterans and former service members that want to launch, grow or sell their businesses. The center provides counseling, mentoring, resources, and education for veterans, active-duty personnel who are transitioning to civilian life, and Reserve and National Guard members.

Address

315 Lemay Ferry Road, Ste. 114

St. Louis, MO 63125

Contact

Phone: (314) 531-VETS (8387)

Email: craven@vetbiz.com

Website: www.vetbiz.com

Wakarusa Valley Development

Wakarusa Valley Development Inc. (WVDI) is a nonprofit community-based organization certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to originate and service SBA 504 Loans throughout Kansas. In addition, WVDI works with local banks and small businesses that seek funding under the SBA 7(a) loan guarantee program by providing packaging services and technical assistance.

Address

120 E. 9th St., Ste. 202

Lawrence, KS 66044

Contact

Phone: (785) 749-7600

Email: troberts@wakarusavalley.org

Website: www.wakarusavalley.org

Whiteboard to Boardroom

Whiteboard to Boardroom is a service that works with local business owners and entrepreneurs to help them commercialize research and technologies. W2B is a clearinghouse for regional commercialization information that is available to innovators and companies alike to advance technologies to the marketplace.

Address

4747 Troost Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64110

Contact

Phone: (816) 235-6429

Email: jbaxendale54@gmail.com

Website: www.ceobullpen.com

Women’s Business Center

The Women’s Business Center is a resource for women entrepreneurs in the metro Kansas City community who intend to grow their businesses. Services include workshops, FastTrac NewVenture classes, digital marketing classes, peer-to-peer mentoring roundtables, adviser council development, access to capital and more. The Women’s Business Center connects women entrepreneurs with the resources best suited to assist them with their business challenges. The WBC also manages the Women’s Capital Connection, a women’s angel investor network.

Address

Fairway Corporate Center
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B
Fairway, KS 66205

Contact

Phone: (913) 492-5922

Email: bstitt@kansaswbc.com

Website: www.KansasWBC.com

Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI)

The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University is dedicated to providing innovative and cost-effective engineering services and business solutions. AMI offers a full range of capabilities including: business planning and development, product development, design verification, manufacturing process development, custom equipment development, bioprocessing, chemical engineering, technology development and commercialization.

Address

510 McCall Road

Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone: (785) 532-7044

Contact

Email: info@amisuccess.com

Website: www.amisuccess.com

Facebook: Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Twitter: @amisuccess

LinkedIn: Companies/Advanced Manufacturing Institute

 

Contact


  1. (913) 432-6690
  2. PO Box 754
        Shawnee Mission, KS
        66201-0754
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