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  • Gov. Parson wants your input!

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    The Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force is developing recommendations on ways to support small businesses.

    The Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force is developing recommendations on ways to support small businesses.

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Need help getting a PPP loan?

Get assistance preparing a PPP loan application with the help of KC BizCare and their partners, the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce and the KC Prospect Business Association.

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Business Registration

Learn about the Business Registration and Licensing Process.

Grants & Loans

Your business may qualify for financial assistance through federal, state, and local programs.

Foreign Entity Business Licensing

Information for businesses formed outside Missouri

Procurement

Learn about becoming a Vendor to KCMO and where to find out about upcoming bidding opportunities.

Public Art

A general guide for artists and creatives interested in the City’s 1% Public Art projects.

Taxes

Learn about tax requirements for businesses operating in Kansas City

Employee Support

Make sure you are prepared to assist your employees in the event of a layoff or loss of hours.

Business Continuity

Prepare your business to manage the impact of an extended shutdown or loss of revenue.

Community Resources

Our community is coming together to help their neighbors. We have an updated list of community resources.

Small Business
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Join a listening tour session with a city council member, or take the survey online right now.

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Business Articles from Startland News

KC’s top emerging business just exited; How a deal forged in the stands at Arrowhead rewrites the code on Black women in tech
KC’s top emerging business just exited; How a deal forged in the stands at Arrowhead rewrites the code on Black women in tech
No stereotypes here, Tammy Buckner said, announcing a merger between Techquity Digital and a rising Kansas City-born startup that’s expected to elevate Black tech in the region — and the women in its ranks.  “[There’s an idea that] ‘Black women can’t work together.’ … I think this proves that we can,” Buckner, founder and CEO of ...
Blip Roasters, Lifted Spirits leaders among latest ScaleUP! KC cohort, priming their businesses to scale 
Blip Roasters, Lifted Spirits leaders among latest ScaleUP! KC cohort, priming their businesses to scale 
Eighteen Kansas City companies — ranging from coffee, software, and cycling, to construction, human resources, hair care, fitness, and distilling — are slated to join the latest ScaleUP! KC cohort, the program announced Wednesday. “ScaleUP! Kansas City has a long history and proven track record of helping Kansas City business owners get the confidence, one-on-one coaching ...
Porter House KC’s new 'Alchemy Sandbox' grants 20 main street businesses with up to $5K each
Porter House KC’s new ‘Alchemy Sandbox’ grants 20 main street businesses with up to $5K each
A newly launched program by The Porter House KC is aimed at providing small business owners with as much as $5,000 for their back office, equipment cost, rental assistance or general system needs, detailed Dan Smith.  “We’re really excited about this Alchemy Sandbox program. ‘Alchemy’ is a word that just kept coming up at the ...

Updates from KC BizCare

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How Minority-Owned Businesses in KCMO Accessed Capital During the Pandemic

In May 2020, during the second round of PPP deployment, our office, along with local minority chambers and business associations, issued a survey to local small and minority businesses in Kansas City on the impact of COVID-19 and access to capital.

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Governor Parson wants to hear from small businesses!

The Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force is developing recommendations on ways to support small businesses, including minority-owned and women-owned businesses, now and into the future. Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this important survey.

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The AltCap Your Biz: Pitch Competition is back with a bigger payout

The AltCap Your Biz: Pitch Competition propels go-getters in the Kansas City Metro to take the next step in executing their vision. Entrepreneurs compete for cash prizes by submitting a video to see how their best business pitch stacks up to others in the Kansas City metro area.