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

SBA Economic Development Department - St. Louis

The SBA assists small businesses in meeting their financing needs by enhancing the ability of lenders to provide loans

About

The agency's finance programs enhance the ability of lenders to provide long- and short-term loans to small businesses that might not qualify through normal lending channels. There are four basic types of SBA lending and equity investment programs available: the 7(a) Loan guaranty Program, the 7(m) Microloan Program, the 504 Certified Development Company Loan Program and the Small Business Investment Company Program. For more information, visit the website at www.sba.gov/financing.

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Networking Organizations

  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues
Primary ContactAngela Wells
Phone(314) 539-6613
Websitewww.sba.gov