A new resource for entrepreneurs or those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur debuted this past summer. Annette Weeks ’87, director of Missouri Western’s Center for Entrepreneurship, said the Northwest Missouri Roundtable of Economic Developers created a website, Sourcelink Northwest Missouri (nwmosourcelink.com) that offers a host of resources and help.

Weeks, who chairs the Roundtable group, said they received a $25,000 grant from the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center to collaborate with UMKC SourceLink to create the website, manage a social media campaign and provide the analytics for all inquiries. ​

The site is a helpful tool for small business owners because it connects them to resources for business development, Weeks said. The site is for startups or already-established small businesses, and contains information on business plans, marketing, hiring, managing growth and more. Additionally, Roundtable members are committed to being available to site users to offer advice and information. There are 137 partners listed in the site’s Resource Navigator.

By October, there had been 3,749 website page views and 645 searches in the Resource Navigator.