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

Missouri SBDC at Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council

Missouri Small Business Development Center (MO SBDC) business specialists are uniquely qualified to help small businesses get started, develop and thrive.


The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at HREDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success. The Missouri SBDC at HREDC helps businesses in every stage. From concept to startup, growth to renewal, mature to succession. Business specialists are here to help you succeed at every stage in your business’ lifecycle.

The Missouri SBDC at HREDC offers one-on-one counseling by appointment and training events on various business topics from understanding financial statements, customer discovery, business planning, cash flow analysis, and other events based upon the needs of the business communities served. All one-on-one counseling is confidential.

How Missouri SBDC at HREDC Helps You

We help clients at all stages of business with these types of assistance:

  • Start a business and test a business model,
  • Create a business plan and develop financial projections,
  • Analyze past financial performance and plan for the future,
  • Develop management and marketing plans,
  • Develop leadership skills to grow a business,
  • Plan for critical transitions in your business,
  • Buy or sell an existing business,
  • And more!

The Missouri SBDC at HREDC serves businesses in a six-county region including Marion, Clark, Lewis, Shelby, Ralls, and Pike counties.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Starting a Business

  • Startup Classes


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactBrittany Weldy
Address3817 McMasters Ave
Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone(573) 221-1033