The Kansas Business Center is the official state resource for information, filings and personal assistance to start or maintain Kansas businesses. The Kansas Business Center will provide businesses the resources to help them monitor their annual requirements.
Justine PETERSEN, a St. Louis-based nonprofit, operates a microloan program for small businesses in the Kansas City region. Loan amounts are between $500 and $50,000 with most in the $8,000 to $10,000 range. The program seeks to assist companies that may not have access to traditional bank loans.
Phone: (314) 565-6900
The Johnson County, Mo., EDC offers a wide range of help to new and existing businesses, including assistance with site selection, financing, microloan program, workforce training and more.
300 N. Holden, Ste. 301, Warrensburg, MO 64093
(Third floor of the Johnson County (MO) Courthouse)
Tracy E. Brantner
Phone: (660) 747-0244
The Jackson County Purchasing Department handles the procurement of goods and services for county departments. Vendors can view bids, print bid documents and submit company profile information at www.jacksongov.org.
415 E. 12th St., Room G-1, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 881-3267
The Inventors Center of Kansas City (ICKC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping inventors find education, inspiration and connection to bring their ideas to fruition and achieve entrepreneurial success. ICKC hosts a free meet-up, held the third Tuesday of each month in Union Station’s Arthur Stilwell Room. The meet-up is open to the public.
P.O. Box 411003, Kansas City, MO 64141
Phone: (913) 322-1895
The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City (ITCGKC) is a membership-driven 501(c)(3) organization that networks Kansas City area professionals in the international business and academic communities, delivers timely international trade education, and bridges access to relevant resources. ITCGKC’s signature programs include the Global Research Initiative, where members guide graduate student teams through focused global business research for an area firm; and the TradeWins international trade simulation for students or young professionals preparing for a global business career.
4747 Troost, Ste. 119E, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-6654
ISPE is the world’s largest not-for-profit association dedicated to educating and advancing pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals and their industry.
6717 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66202
120 S.E. Sixth Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 235-3053
30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 966-2840
1211 N. Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Phone: (816) 966-2840
The Independence Economic Development Council (INEDC) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the economic growth of Independence. INEDC contracts with the City of Independence and the Independence Chamber of Commerce to perform economic development services.
210 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 252-5777
The H&R Block Business & Career Center offers online and print materials for entrepreneurs, including information on business plans; company, industry and marketing research; business management; business financing; business writing; and other topics. The Block Center also has research space and computers devoted to business research. Appointments can be made in advance and are encouraged.
Central Library, Kansas City Public Library
14 W. 10th St. – Third Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 701-3717