Small Business

Missouri Small Business Development Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Case Study

Prompting a Powerful Shift in Mindset to Spark Small Business Startups Location: Kansas City, Missouri Number of new businesses in 2021: 57  Amount of increased sales in 2021: $28.5 million  Number of participants in most recent Entrepreneurial Mindset Training: 18    OVERVIEW: People reach out for a wide range of services from the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Some have an idea for a startup but aren’t sure…

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Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County Case Study

Mindset as the First Step to Small Business Success Location: Hillsborough County, Florida Number of consultants: 5 Number of subject matter experts: 8 Number of workshops in the first six months of 2022: 100+ Total number of people who attended: 1,300  Number who complete each 8-session Ice House series: 10-12 Number who have completed the 39-hour Self-Employment Workshop Program since it launched in 2021: 30    OVERVIEW: Each year, thousands of Tampa-area entrepreneurs and small…

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Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce Case Study

The Benefits of Keeping the Ice House Model Running in the Background   Location: Fresno, California Number of employees: 11 Small businesses and entrepreneurs served in 2021: 360 Number of members: 511      OVERVIEW: The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce engages, educates, and empowers small business owners and entrepreneurs of color. They provide technical assistance to start, scale, or restart a business and help them access capital. Some of its programs are very intentional…

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Small Business Case Study

An early adopter of Ice House, UMKC’s Small Business & Technology Development Center is Kansas City’s leading resource for growing and developing businesses. UMKC offers Ice House classes on a regular basis with great results. Read about the Ice House Lessons learned here and read this article.

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