Kansas City’s own Michelle Cunningham receives lauded certification

The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Center has awarded Michelle Cunningham (Missouri PTAC at UMKC) certification as a Certified Procurement Professional. With this certification, Michelle joins the ranks of APTAC's subject matter experts, embodying a commitment to professional excellence in the field of government procurement assistance. This is the highest achievement for PTAC professionals and [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:03:56-05:00August 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Kansas City’s own Michelle Cunningham receives lauded certification

UMKC’s own Rebecca Gubbels named Missouri State Star!

Here's another win for our office and we're excited to share the news! Rebecca Gubbels, Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UMKC’s business development specialist, has been named the 2017 Missouri State Star, or the state’s outstanding business counselor, for her contributions to local business growth. The award is given by America’s SBDC, [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:05:19-05:00June 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on UMKC’s own Rebecca Gubbels named Missouri State Star!

Mighty Good Solutions has a handle on business

Lugging 10 grocery bags up three flights of stairs every week got Ben Rendo thinking there had to be an easier way to carry multiple bags. His big idea – the Mighty Handle – is a simple solution and the first product of Mighty Good Solutions.   To get started, Rendo sought the help of [...]

By |2018-02-01T13:15:28-05:00April 4th, 2017|Success Stories|Comments Off on Mighty Good Solutions has a handle on business

CatCoq talks about Art that Sells

Cat Coquillette, a recent graduate of FastTrac NewVenture with the Urban Business Growth Initiative scholarship is ready to help you learn how to create art that sells. You can join her for the first class on Skillshare for a course dedicated to teaching artists and designers tips to boost their passive income through selling artwork. After attending courses [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:06:45-05:00March 9th, 2017|Success Stories|Comments Off on CatCoq talks about Art that Sells

Velo Garage and Tap House

Sip a cold, craft beer while you get your bike fixed When Kiley Sutter opened VeloWagon as a mobile bicycle repair shop in a 1969 Volkswagen bus, he found a winning combination: bikes and beer. Now two years later, he’s expanding into Velo Garage and Tap House in a North Kansas City location that he [...]

By |2018-02-01T13:19:55-05:00March 9th, 2017|Success Stories|Comments Off on Velo Garage and Tap House