Developing underserved communities, one business at a time.
The Porter House KC operates as a launch pad and bridge for businesses who have been unable to access support in the existing entrepreneurial and small business ecosystem. Our primary programing consist of a 12 week mentorship program where we pair entrepreneurs, and mentors, and host a weekly soft skill based activities and discussions all based around small business activities, and a 15-week, cohort-based small business development program for low-to-moderate income and underserved small business owners/entrepreneurs. The training includes small group in-person and virtual sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and network expansion. Sessions are taught by PHKC staff, and mentors which includes guidance on accounting, legal services, marketing, strategic planning, and accessing banking resources.
The Porter House KC focuses on two primary groups in underserved populations:
Individuals interested in starting a business, Start-up’s & New Product Launchers
Existing Small Businesses that are between 0 - 2 years old.
Who are the entrepreneurs we serve? Our entrepreneurs are in the urban community, and are primarily minority individuals seeking the knowledge, support and skillset to start, grow, or transition their businesses to the next level. These entrepreneurs include individuals looking to start a business, and established businesses launching new products. This segment can rarely afford the cost of starting a business let alone a standalone facility, the resources needed to sustain a business, or the general education needed for business creation or development. We believe this is an overlooked market segment to which we can provide an invaluable service.
In addition to new, or start-up businesses, our entrepreneurial population includes existing businesses 0-2 years old, that have achieved some limited success and are planning to expand their operations. Our organization is designed to provide these companies a focused approach that is response to unique client demands, assisting them in achieving their future goals.
Address: 1518 E 18th St. Kansas City, MO