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

Kansas City Missouri Public Library, H&R Block Business & Career Center

The H&R Block Business and Career Center at the Kansas City Public Library provides resource material and online databases used by entrepreneurs and business owners.


COVID-19 Update-Currently working remote, the best way to contact the H&R Block Business & Career Center is via email or by scheduling a meeting directly on the website. 

The H&R Block Business and Career Center, located in the Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library, is dedicated to customers completing research in the areas of:

  • Entrepreneurship and small business research
  • Grant research and establishment of non-profit organizations
  • Job seeking and career development
  • Financial literacy


Business Planning

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

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

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
Primary ContactHadiza SaAadu
Address14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone(816) 701-3659