Innovative Business Resource Center

The Innovative Business Resource Center was created to provide business mentoring and incubation services for area businesses. Mentoring is provided by local/area volunteers.


The goal of Incubation Services by the Innovative Business Resource Center* (IBRC) is to provide mentoring and education along with financial incentives to mitigate some of the risks of starting a new business, re-inventing an existing business or growing a business. The resources are provided by local/area mentors who have been business owners (or had general manager responsibility in larger businesses) along with a special buffet of entrepreneurship courses and seminars coordinated through IBRC and the Successful Entrepreneur program at Independence Community College (ICC).

Services Provided

Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Community Involvement
  • Kansas Business Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

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

Management Issues & Training

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Import & Export Assistance

  • Networking


  • E-Commerce
  • Internet Marketing
  • Website Development

Networking Organizations

  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

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

Economic & Property Development

  • Revitalization

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development


  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Statements
  • Home-Based Business
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Web Design

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Cost Accounting
Contact Information
Jim Correll
1057 W College Ave
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 331-6821