Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

What is the FastTrac® program?

UMKC SBTDC is the local affiliate organization for the delivery of the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® program, including FastTrac® NewVenture designed to help entrepreneurs grow a great idea into the next viable innovation; FastTrac® TechVenture, specifically designed for technology and science-based entrepreneurs; and FastTrac® GrowthVenture designed for second-stage businesses looking to grow. Make sure you are signed up for our [...]

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I need funding for my business. Can you help me with loans and grants?

UMKC SBTDC does not have money to lend. We do work with a wide variety of funding sources including banks, lending agencies, equity and private capital to assist our counseling clients in determining the best financial path for their business. For clients involved in developing innovative, research-based products of interest to the federal government, we do provide [...]

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Where are you located and are walk-in visits welcome?

We are located in the UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost, Kansas City, Missouri. Unfortunately, the in-depth nature of our coaching and training does not make services to walk-in clients possible. The fastest and best way to receive assistance from the UMKC SBTDC is to fill out the contact form. Joining our e-mail list is the best [...]

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What is the relationship with UMKC?

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is the host institution for the Small Business & Technology Development Center through the UMKC Innovation Center and we are an affiliate of UMKC’s Office of Research and Economic Development.  We share UMKC's strong commitment to entrepreneurship and are involved in a variety of activities connected to its teaching and student experiential learning [...]

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Are you the Small Business Administration (SBA)?

No, we are not the Small Business Administration. We are, however, part of a national network of SBA Small Business Development Centers and work with them to deliver SBA resources on the local level.

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