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Dare to Venture Announces $30K in Winnings

  Sixteen Kansas City, Missouri, entrepreneurs took home cash prizes May 7 as part of the new Dare to Venture Micro-Grant Competition. At a critical time when small businesses need funds the most, the program offered a total of $30,000 in microgrants to entrepreneurs who are starting or growing businesses in the city’s [...]

By |2020-05-08T09:53:44-05:00May 8th, 2020|Blog, News|Comments Off on Dare to Venture Announces $30K in Winnings

Disaster Funding Questionnaire

Our office hopes you are doing well during this difficult time.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns—our goal is to help. We also need help from you.  State officials have asked us for information to determine how many Missouri residents have received or been approved for SBA funds, [...]

By |2020-04-14T16:35:00-05:00April 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Disaster Funding Questionnaire

Spin a Yarn About Change

The COVID pandemic has changed almost everything each of us do during our day. This is almost more true for brick and mortar small businesses; forced to close their doors by the stay-at-home orders. Trish Fitzsimmons at Yarn Social is making sure to keep the SOCIAL in her business. Her store is about fostering and [...]

By |2020-03-31T14:56:12-05:00March 31st, 2020|News, Success Stories|Comments Off on Spin a Yarn About Change

Financial Response to COVID-19: Things You Can Do for Your Business Now

By Rebecca Gubbels March 20, 2020 (updated content and links-April 3 at 8:40am) Drowning in a sea of email, websites, and information about COVID-19 for small business, entrepreneurs and contractors? Not sure where to begin?  Don’t panic, the Missouri SBDC at UMKC is here to help you navigate these choppy waters and get back to [...]

By |2020-04-08T13:02:10-05:00March 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Financial Response to COVID-19: Things You Can Do for Your Business Now

Bryan Shannon and TicketRX make a big leap

In June 2018, we shared the success story of Bryan and his company, TicketRX. Since then...big things have been happening! Jill Meyer and our SBTDC team have been with him the whole way. Bryan has recently sold his startup to a fintech company with global reach. It was not his first offer. As with every [...]

By |2019-03-07T16:07:55-06:00March 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Bryan Shannon and TicketRX make a big leap