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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 | 2018-02-01T13:24:23+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Home Page Featured Right|Comments Off on Kansas City’s own Michelle Cunningham receives lauded certification

ICorp Site Program coming to Kansas City

First time ever offered in Kansas City! Starts August 23 Do you have a science-based technology idea –digital, bio-science, engineered products, healthcare, animal health, etc. – and want to assess its commercial potential? Then I-Corps Site is for you. I-Corps Site Helps You Transform Your Ideas into Businesses that Create Value Eligibility: Faculty, university students, and [...]

By | 2018-02-01T13:23:24+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Home Page Featured Left|Comments Off on ICorp Site Program coming to Kansas City

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 | 2018-02-01T13:22:40+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Home Page Featured Right|Comments Off on UMKC’s own Rebecca Gubbels named Missouri State Star!

2017 Independence Regional Business Expo

Come join UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center on May 11 for the 2017 Independence Regional Business Expo. Break-out sessions will include: Next Level Understanding of the Realities of Cyber Risk and the need for Cyber Security Funding a Business: Traditional vs Non-Traditional Social Media Operating a Virtual Business This exciting day of learning [...]

By | 2018-02-07T13:28:46+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Home Page Featured Right, In the News|Comments Off on 2017 Independence Regional Business Expo

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+00:00 April 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 | 2018-02-01T13:20:58+00:00 March 9th, 2017|News|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+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Success Stories|Comments Off on Velo Garage and Tap House

Hip-Hop duo goes high tech with educational start up

How can you capture the attention of kids, have fun and teach a lesson? Try hip-hop! That’s the idea behind H3TV, a local tech business whose owners first approached the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) last year about reworking their business strategy. Now, they are focused on introducing their healthy hip hop and [...]

By | 2018-02-01T13:31:57+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Home Page Featured Left, Success Stories|Comments Off on Hip-Hop duo goes high tech with educational start up

How2 Series will give you plans to use as soon as you leave the classroom

The How2 Series of workshops presents market proven principles for product development, commercialization and growth strategies for both start-up and existing businesses. Principles that are key to innovate and scale  products and services are actively discussed. The How2 participation format offers greater understanding of important topics, leading-edge tools and processes that immediately improve your business! [...]

By | 2017-03-20T12:32:21+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Home Page Featured Right|Comments Off on How2 Series will give you plans to use as soon as you leave the classroom

Welcome to our new Business Development Consultant!

Jill Hathaway joins the UMKC Small Business and Technology Development Center team officially on October 24, 2016. Jill has worked for over 20 years in the footwear, clothing and accessory industry as a manufacturer's sales representative, product design consultant, retail sales trainer, new brand developer, territory manager, international buyer, successful retail store owner, and retail [...]

By | 2016-10-28T16:07:54+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Home Page Featured Left|Comments Off on Welcome to our new Business Development Consultant!