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  • Apply now!

    Applications are open for the 12th Cohort of ScaleUP! KC, an intense 17 week program focusing on businesses looking to achieve new plateaus. Deadline for applications is December 15th.

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  • Gov. Parson wants your input!

    Gov. Parson wants your input!

    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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    New loan and grant programs are posted regularly.

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    Let us know what your small business needs.

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    Your Biz

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    Pitch Competition

    Pitch Competition

    Compete for cash prizes by submitting a video to see how your best business pitch stacks up to others in the Kansas City metro area.

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    Celebrate E-Ship!

    Global Entrepreneurship Week is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world – especially those individuals who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching their own startup.

Starting a business?

KC BizCare can help!

Learn about what steps you'll need to take to get your business off the ground.

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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.

Learn more about PPP Prep

Information and Resources

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

Cotton candy calling: Why a South KC sweets shop’s signature treat is still hand-spun with an air of nostalgia
Cotton candy calling: Why a South KC sweets shop’s signature treat is still hand-spun with an air of nostalgia
Each ding of the oven generates more buzz for this whimsy-frosted bake shop and creamery in South Kansas City. But it’s the soft, sticky sweet treat that fills small tubs and lines the store’s shelves — (hand) spinning the entrepreneurial dreams of its owner into a sugar-rush of a reality.  “I really hit the jackpot,” ...
Toilet bombs dropped less than two weeks ago; retailers can’t seem to keep them on the shelves
Toilet bombs dropped less than two weeks ago; retailers can’t seem to keep them on the shelves
Bear Soap Co.’s latest bestseller might have begun as an accident, but the bath bombs for toilet bowls are making a splash as shoppers discover a cheeky new stocking stuffer that fizzes beyond the holiday season, said Matt Bramlette. “The toilet bombs can be a fun novelty gift; or they can be something that people ...
He wanted a dress shoe as comfortable as bare feet; How Joey Ahearn is reimagining wingtips to boots one step at a time
He wanted a dress shoe as comfortable as bare feet; How Joey Ahearn is reimagining wingtips to boots one step at a time
A newly unboxed, Kansas City-laced premium shoe company offers a single promise: to make often-uncomfortable men’s dress shoes healthy to wear — without stomping out fashion.  “I grew up wearing Converse and Vans and socks and lacing really tight every day,” recalled Joey Ahearn, a physical therapy assistant, as well as founder and CEO of Free ...

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.