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

SCORE - St. Louis Bi-State Region

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

About

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, SCORE mentors will meet with clients remotely. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote method for your sessions. If you don't already have a SCORE mentor, you can request a remote business mentor today. Find a mentor today. 

SCORE St Louis is the #1 small business education and mentoring resource in the bi-state region. With over 70 business mentors and subject matter experts, we provide one-to-one mentoring (at no cost), and an array of monthly workshops (at low cost) led by subject matter experts. Whether you're just getting started or have been in business for years, SCORE is with you all the way! To learn more, visit 
https://stlouis.score.org or http://stlouisscore.eventbrite.com.

Services

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Management Issues

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

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing/Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactPat Mathias
Address300 N Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Phone(866) 726-7340