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UMKC SBTDC counselors provide no-cost coaching to entrepreneurs and small business owners who need assistance launching or growing their small business.

SBTDC counselors are experienced and knowledgeable business coaches and advisors that work with you, providing expertise, guidance, and feedback, as well as access to a wide range of local, regional, and national resources—all designed to make your business more effective and competitive.

SBTDC counselors work as teammates, providing practical, hands-on training for small businesses. Skilled professionals offer experience in many areas, including marketing and sales, accounting financial analysis and cost control, personnel, inventory control, business start-up or acquisition and business liquidation or sale.

Performance Exellence

For long-term success, your business must continuously assess its operations to ensure it can remain competitive in the face of changing market trends. Using tools such as The Strategic Management Assessment Tool (SMART) and Balanced Scorecards for Small Business, UMKC SBTDC counselors can provide business assessments that highlight opportunities for improvement and a plan of action to incorporate suggestions into your daily operation.

Financial Analysis

SBTDC counselors are qualified to help you take financial inventory and assist you in determining your business’s strengths, weaknesses, growth potential and capital needs. Our consultants are uniquely qualified to help you explore financing options and can also provide assistance in developing financial plans and presentations for banks or investors. Financial analysis tools are also available.


SBTDC counselors will assist you in developing a marketing plan. Staff will help you tap databanks that can provide customer lists, site analysis, sales territory management, demographic information and competitor information to assist you in selling to local, state, national and international markets.

Our Expertise

While we serve a wide range of businesses in a variety of industries, we specialize in:

  • developing technology-based businesses
  • working with university researchers in commercializing innovative technologies
  • helping traditional businesses poised for growth and expansion
  • assisting serial entrepreneurs with new ventures

For more information or to request counseling, we ask that you fill out a short form so that we know a little more about your business and what you need and can match you with the right coach.  Just click here to get started!

Disclosure of your financial or other proprietary information to the SBTDC helps us provide you with the most effective assistance possible. All information you provide is held in complete confidence.