Small Business Resources for April 2017

DTSKCK's Small Business Grant ProgramDescription: Our grant program assists the small business owner or entrepreneur with “gap filling," something our research indicates is greatly needed. Follow the link to learn more and apply.

Pop-Up! Downtown KCK Description: The goal of Pop-Up! Downtown KCK is to create a vibrant downtown that serves as a destination for Wyandotte County and Greater Kansas City. Downtown Shareholders will achieve this goal by facilitating the short-term lease of vacant storefronts in Downtown KCK. Downtown Shareholders matches entrepreneurs looking to launch their business or test the downtown market on a short-term basis with property owners who have street-level, storefront and office space available for occupancy.

Urban Predevelopment Funding Description: The Catalytic Predevelopment Fund provides low-interest, flexible predevelopment loans for projects in the urban core of Kansas City, Kansas. The fund acts as a catalyst to spur development in low to moderate income neighborhoods by providing the critical capital necessary in the early phases of real estate development projects.

Meet the Lenders Description: The U.S. Small Business Administration Kansas City District Office, Springfield Branch, will host a “Meet the Lenders” matchmaking event. Lenders will be available to meet with startups and existing small businesses. This event gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with several financial institutions in one location and to find the right lender for their financial needs.

How to Start a Business Description: Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. The resources in this section will help you learn about what it takes to start a business.

How to Write a Business Plan Description: A business plan is an essential road map for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues.

Business Licenses & Permits Description: To run your business legally, there are certain federal and state licenses and permits you will need to obtain. These resources will help you understand the requirements for your small business.

Business Financials Description: Improve your odds of business success by understanding your financing needs as well as the options that are available to help you start, manage and grow your business.

Filing & Paying Taxes Description: Find out if your business needs to obtain a tax ID and what the benefits and requirements are.

Hire & Retain Employees Description: Ready to hire employees for your business? Learn about employment and labor laws to make sure your business is in compliance.

Additional Online Resources from DTSKCK Description: More of the good stuff, but with a local focus.