Business Resources for the Bluford Branch Area

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

There are many organizations and agencies who help entrepreneurs to start and grow their business. Listed below organizations in the area that you can turn to for information.

KCSourceLink
4747 Troost
816.235.6500
KCSourceLink networks 140 nonprofit local agencies who serve entrepreneurs. They can help connect you to training classes, entrepreneurial exploration, business planning, and market entry.

SCORE
4747 Troost
816.235.6675
Standing for Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE is a volunteer organization that will provide you with one-on-one entrepreneurial counseling. Volunteers have expertise in many areas of business management and operation.

BizCare
1118 Oak Street
Phone: (816) 513-BIZCare (2492)
KCBizcare, the Business Customer Service Center for Kansas City, MO, provides new and established businesses information and assistance in understanding and complying with City, State and Federal requirements for operating a business.

Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center
4747 Troost, Suite 104A
816.235.6063
The Center was founded to provide small businesses and technology venture firms in the Kansas City region with consultation and training support.

H&R Block Business and Career Center
Central Branch
Kansas City Public Library
14 W. 10th St.
816.701.3717
The H&R Block Business and Career Center provides information and computer access to those starting a business and/or looking for employment.

The following organizations have as their primary interest, assistance to minority enterprises.

Small Business Development Center – Kansas City, MO
1601 E. 18th Street
816.513.6817
The City’s Small Business Development Center provides a complete line of development services for Kansas City, MO business owners, including business incubation, business assistance and training and access to resources. This group also provides Section 3 certification for contractors who want access to city contracts.
Disadvantaged Minority and Women Business

Enterprise Section
Human Relations Division, Kansas City City Hall
414 E. 12th St.
816.513.1836
The mission of the Enterprise Section of the City is to ensure opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, and woman-owned companies on projects that are funded by taxpayers of the City of Kansas City, MO, and to ensure that all companies the City does business with have fair hiring practices.

Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
1501 E. 18th St.
816.474.9901
Current on-going programs include: educational management seminars and workshops, financing option information, marketing services, referral services, networking opportunities, MBE/WBE city/state requirements, contract bid and planning room, cultural activities, tours, sites, and attractions of the urban core.

Urban League of Greater Kansas City
Established for the purpose of helping to empower African Americans, the Urban League’s empowerment agenda focuses on four program areas: education, employment, race relations, and leadership development. The Urban League sponsors programs, classes, forums and conducts research in addressing these issues.