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Small Business Development Agencies

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Johnson County Community College 
12345 College Blvd., CEC #223 
Overland Park, KS 66210
Regional Director: Cheri Streeter
(913) 469-3878
Helps evaluate short- and long-term decisions, offers new business start-up kits, and free one-on-one consulting services relating to most business areas. Success Right From the Start is a low-cost, monthly training seminar series for start-up businesses and other related issues.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
323 W 8th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 
(816) 374-6675

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Provides assistance, counseling and training to prospective and existing business people. Sponsors small business monthly seminars at the University of Kansas-Regents Center.

Business Information Center 
Provides the latest in high-tech computer hardware, software, and telecommunications to assist small businesses, as well as providing one-on-one counseling.

Home Business Connection
Olathe Chapter 
Info Line Tel: (913) 981-4343
University Extension: (816) 792-7692
1901 NE 48th Street
Kansas City, MO 64118
Five chapters throughout Kansas City, including Olathe, provide monthly educational programs and networking events for home-based business owners.

Kauffman Foundation Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Inc.
4900 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Contact: Jeanne Rooney
(816) 932-1000

Growth Opportunity Connection (GO Connection)
4747 Troost Avenue 
Kansas City, MO 64110 
President: Dale Eltiste
(816) 561-8567
Provides services to entrepreneurs during the initial phase of their business ventures. GO Connection also offers limited capital resources through Capital for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and the SBA Microloan Program.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC)
11011 Antioch
Overland Park, KS 66210 
Director: Mike Niedenthal
(913) 469-6268
Provides consulting services and seminars for small manufacturing companies striving to improve quality, increase sales and productivity, while lowering costs. 

JoCo Business TechCenter
9875 Widmer Road
Lenexa, KS 66215 
(913) 438-2282
This not-for-profit, small business incubator provides high quality consulting services, administrative support, and low-cost facilities for emerging businesses that will result in positive business activity and job creation for Johnson County.

Center for Business and Technology
Johnson County Community College 
12345 College Blvd. 
Overland Park, KS 66210
Director: LeAnna Wilson 
(913) 469-3845
Provides computer training, management, and professional development courses. Customized contract training services are also available.

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