Monthly Update - SBA Kansas City District Office

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Kansas City District Office  - February 2020

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SBA Loans – Jan 2020


# of loans made – 70

Loan amount - $46,711,400

County with highest loan count – Johnson, KS (20 loans)

County with highest loan amount (cumulative) – Johnson, KS ($17,712,800)

Top lender by loan count – Rural Missouri, Inc. - (7 loans)

Top lender by loan amount (cumulative) – Pacific Western Bank ($4,692,000)

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Small Businesses Receiving Federal Contracts – Oct 2019 thru Jan 2020

# of offer letters received – 13

Total dollar value of contracts - $47,327,143

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Upcoming Small Business Training Events

Funding Your Small Business Panel Discussion:

Excellent opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to hear directly from lenders what they are looking for before approving a small business loan. Topics include:

  • Components of financing
  • Common reasons a loan application gets rejected
  • Various types of small business financing (traditional, government backed, microloans, etc.)
  • Free local resources available to help you start or grow your business

 Date: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Central Time

Location: OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave, West Plains, MO 65775

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Government Procurement Fair for Small Businesses:

This is an excellent opportunity for small businesses to hear directly from procurement officers from various local, state, federal, and commercial organizations regarding opportunities available for small, minority, women and veteran-owned businesses. Government and corporate buyers including service providers will have an exhibit set up where small business owners can have one-on-one interactions, submit their capability statements, and learn about what those organizations are currently buying, what is in their pipeline, and how small businesses can prepare themselves to meet those needs. Small businesses interested in doing business with government agencies are encouraged to attend this procurement fair.

Date: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time

Location: efactory, Cox Health Room, 405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806


(There is a small fee associated with attending this event which covers the price for brunch)


Small Business Federal Contracting Trainings across Southwest Missouri:

In FY 2019, federal government spent more than $500 billion on prime contracts. The Small Business Act of 1953 requires that the federal government set aside 23% contract dollars for small businesses. That translates to over $115 billion that went to small businesses in FY 2019. Through these training, small businesses will get adequate information on what the process looks like for seeking federal contracts and act to seize on to those opportunities. Participants will learn about:

  • The basics of Government Contracting
  • SBA’s small business certification programs
  • SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program
  • Services provided by the MO Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)

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West Plains


International Trade Resource Fair for Small Businesses:

Are you a small business and would you like to export to foreign markets? Join us to learn about resources available to help your small business export to foreign countries. Export professionals from SBA, MO Department of Economic Development, Export Import Bank of the US, US Commercial Services, and others will present. Grants available to small businesses through the MO  State Trade Expansion Program will be highlighted.

Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Time: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time

Location: efactory, 405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806



We Want to Hear from You!

Do you have three minutes? Take SBA’s Customer Experience Feedback Survey to help us better serve you. Your feedback is valuable and will help us better determine how we can improve our services. This survey is intended for current and prospective small business owners who have interacted with an SBA office. All responses are anonymous. Thank you in advance for your time.

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SBA Kansas City District Office Directory

Jon Malcolm Richards, District Director, (816) 426-4903

Mike McWhorter, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4916

Carolina Vargas, Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4913

Sheila Forrester, Economic Development Specialist/PIO, (816) 426-4908

Ken Surmeier, Business Opportunity Specialist, (816) 426-4919

Springfield, MO Branch Office Directory

Ram Basnet, Branch Manager/PIO, (417) 889-6912

Lisa Zimmerman, Lender Relations Specialist, (417) 413-5793