UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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10 Free Learning Resources for Entrepreneurs

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You’re never too old to learn new things, right? With the start of school, we’ve pulled together some helpful learning resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs to check out. So hit the books, or in some cases your laptop, and take a few minutes to learn a new skill that can benefit you both personally and professionally.

Free Business Learning Resources:

Open Culture- With 150 different courses to choose from, if you’re looking for a broad range of different resources, from audiobooks to online courses, this site should do the trick.

Coursera- Millions of people use Coursera because of the many niche classes offered. You can find entrepreneurship focused courses here.

edX- Over 500 courses are available on this site, with many different business topics to choose from.

MIT OpenCourseWare- You can take actual classes from MIT through this website. They’ve also created a page specifically for entrepreneurs, recommending the best courses to complete.

Academic Earth- This site also provides entrepreneur focused classes, as well as a mix of other lectures and courses on business topics.

LearnVest- Offering a handful of financial classes for free, LearnVest is a great resource if you’re interested in learning more about investing or budgeting.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania- With over 90 different business related videos broken up into categories on this site, there’s certainly lots of good information for entrepreneurs.   

Alison- This site offers courses on a multitude of different topics, but the Business & Enterprise Skills page is probably the most relevant for entrepreneurs.

Khan Academy- Geared more towards younger users, for broader topics such as taxes or accounting, Khan Academy still remains a great resource for entrepreneurs.

IASourceLink Webinar Archive- Remember you can find all of our business webinars with topics such as leadership, financing, health care, taxes, and technology on our archive. You can also search for them  on Pathways, as well as other videos like TED Talks.

Still not convinced there’s a perfect online learning resource out there for you? You can always check out the IASourceLink calendar of events to see what in-person workshops and classes are being offered in your area.

Content contributed by Valyn Reinig, IASourceLink. IASourceLink is a proud affiliate ofU.S.SourceLink, America's largest resource network for entrepreneurs.

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