June 20, 2024

Facing Financial Challenges with Your EIDL? We’ve Got You.

The Hardship Accommodation Plan, created in response to COVID EIDL borrowers facing short term financial setbacks, allows borrowers to make reduced payments over the course of six months, paying a minimum of 10% a month. To Note: The Hardship Accommodation Plan is not an additional deferment and COVID
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September 13, 2021

Grow Your Business Globally

Join the World Trade Center Kansas City, The Kansas Small Business Development Center and the Missouri Small Business Development Center at this important export event. Ready to start or expand your sales globally? Not sure how or who to reach out to for help? You can learn what
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July 27, 2021

Sally Williams Selected as 2021 Missouri State Star

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is honored to announce Sally Williams, of the Missouri SBDC at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), as the organization’s 2021 State Star! The State Star is an annual recognition to highlight and showcase the exemplary performance of SBDC staff from across
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May 8, 2020

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
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March 7, 2019

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
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January 8, 2019

SBTDC clients chosen for 25 Under 25 award in 2019

Thinking Bigger has chosen the 25 Under 25 class for 2019 and we are proud to announce that four SBTDC clients are among those being honored. The award is given to Kansas City companies that have 25 or less employees and demonstrate growth and contribution to the KC
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August 20, 2018

4 Hacks to Help Your Business Hire and Retain the Right Talent

Hiring great employees isn’t easy. Every step brings its challenges and heartaches: recruiting stellar candidates, navigating the hiring process, onboarding new employees, inviting them into your company culture and encouraging high performance and professional development. And when you do find that great hire, what’s the secret to getting
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July 12, 2018


By Carmen DeHart Are you dreaming of a new business idea or ready to position your existing business for growth? ELEVATIONLAB launched in the fall of 2017 to help businesses at all stages with classes and workshops designed for entrepreneurial success. ELEVATIONLAB is THE training programs of the
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January 17, 2018

When is the right time to start a business?

Your business is your baby, and much like parenthood, business ownership isn’t for the squeamish. Some entrepreneurs fall into it by surprise. Others plan and strategize, waiting for just the right… moment, opportunity, cash flow, partner, etc. The thing about starting a business is that waiting for the
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