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.
UMKC Innovation Center

Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce

The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce is a resource for start-up and existing businesses of all sizes. Discover the benefits Jefferson City has to offer and learn how your business is our focus.

About

The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce is a resource for start-up and existing businesses of all sizes. Discover the benefits Jefferson City has to offer and learn how your business is our focus. Our mission is to promote economic vitality and strength in the Jefferson City area and be a leading public policy advocate for business people; provide valuable services to our members; and fully participate and partner in activities that improve the economic and quality of life. The Small Business Staff offers a variety of direct consulting services, as well as education and training programs for small business owners. Specific programs include the Small Business Academy, the Small Business Plan Competition and Small Business Seminars. The Chamber also sponsors a local chapter of SCORE. Volunteers are available to offer expertise in the areas of start-up, marketing, finance, human resources and manufacturing, to name a few.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Manufacturing Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization

Training

  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactShaun Sappenfield
Address213 Adams St.
PO Box 776
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone(573) 634-3616
Fax(573) 634-3805