Entrepreneurship & Workforce Development Center

Assist with a hands-on approach to business start-up, growth, and building as well as assisting inventors with walking through the process from idea to revenue generation.


Our hands on services include start-up processes (FEIN, organizational materials, etc.) assisting with the business idea, helping limiting beliefs and other coaching aspects, completing paperwork for certifications, RFPs and more; assisting with the bidding and pricing processes, negotiations; getting set up to compete in the federal arena, assisting with contacting contracting officers and bidding on projects; help with the GSA Schedule, marketing, branding, collateral materials, websites, networking, preparing and meeting investors, and more.

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Contractors Issues
  • Federal Business Issues
  • Issues of the African American Business Community
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Race Relations Issues
  • Small Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Business Plan Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Research Training

Management Issues & Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Consulting


  • Advertising
  • Brochure Design
  • Customer Service
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development Strategy
  • Pricing
  • Student Provided Research

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government & Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • HUB Zone Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Training
  • Women, Minority & Disadvantaged Certification

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting Space
  • Event Facilities
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment & Furniture

Economic & Property Development

  • Consulting

Technical Assistance

  • Training
  • Website Development


  • Annual Budget
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Management
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web
  • Financial Statements
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Web Design

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Prototype Development

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Entity Selection
  • Funds Development
  • Grants Management
  • Strategic Planning
Contact Information
Marcelyn Humphery
6565 State Ave.
Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 288-7216