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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.

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UMKC Innovation Center

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation operates two small business development centers. The Joseph Newman Innovation Center and the Advanced Training and Tech Center offer co-working space and dedicated office space and business resources for regional start-ups.

About

The Joseph Newman Innovation Center and the Advanced Training and Technology Center are part of the Joplin innovation hub along 4th street from Empire Market to the heart of downtown.  These two facilities are part of a web of business resources available to start-up companies and entrepreneurs.  We are part of the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region that is fundamentally changing the way we think about small business.  We are investing and providing benefits to all business types and developing programing, workshops and mentor groups based off the needs of the business owners. 

These two facilities offer co-working space, dedicated desks and private offices that include utilities, internet and phone service in one low price.  We keep overhead low so small business can better invest in itself. 

 

Services

Business Planning

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Specific Research/Expertise

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Technology Transfer

Marketing/Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

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

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Lease Review
  • Office Space
  • Site Location

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactTonya Sprenkle
Addresss320 E 4th St
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone(417) 624-4150