SEED Collective is a business consultancy that works to support the sustainability of entrepreneurs and businesses through education, research and policy, and advocacy. Launched in 2013, SEED Collective has served clients such as the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Blue Hills Community Services, the Midwest Women’s Business Enterprise Council, and others. To learn more about how we work with our clients, please see below for our primary offerings and client lists:

Consulting Experience:

  • Executive Business Coaching
  • Technical Assistance and Small Business Program Design
  • Research & Policy
  • Advocacy Efforts

Work with SEED Collective

Business Education

SEED Collective provides business education through business coaching, technical assistance and small business program design.  SEED Collective specializes in developing effective programming for unique and niche communities.

Executive Business Coaching

As the lead consultant, Adrienne works as a business coach for early and second stage businesses to streamline their business models by developing systems and refining operational processes, engaging strategic partners, and serving as a strategic partner and advisor to the ownership team. Read more to see the clients we’ve worked with:

A Cleaner Image

America On The Go Plumbing

Arboles Tree Trimming

b.i.c design

Bee Organized Enterprises

BNB Design

Chappell Electric

Choice Cabinets

E-Sand Lawn & Property Preservation

Excel Lighting and Sign

Freedom Companies

Freedom Transportation

Fresh Approach Cleaning Professionals

Gold & More Jewelers

Greenovate Construction

Hartline Construction

Hitched

Innovating Solutions

Inspire Landscape Management Co.

Insurance Pros

KC Field Services

Keefe Cravat

Kornerstone Contracting

Lewis Block & Supply Company

Noble Designs

Novella BrandHouse Group

Nunez Marble & Tile

Peak Roofing

Precise Concrete

Prince Professional Window Cleaning

PStrada

RevoCup Coffee

Right Angle Advisors

Salazar Contractors

Scandinavian Co-op

Simmons Security

SmashGlam

Sobahn Korean Restaurant

Stratex Solutions

Studio Build

The Paw Wash

Tick Tock Escape Games

Tomlin Academy

Totta Hardwood Flooring

Town & Country Heating and Cooling

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Vision5

Technical Assistance and Small Business Program Design

SEED Collective actively partners with organizations, including nonprofits and universities, to develop programs that inspire and support sustainable business and transferable wealth for historically underestimated communities.

AltCap

Blue Hills Contractor Incubator

Elevate Energy

Girls to Queens

Mid-Continent Public Library

Midwest Women’s Business Enterprise Council

Network of Women

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Research & Policy

SEED Collective engages in research and policy in collaboration with partners to prepare, analyze, and support efforts and data relating to entrepreneurship and community building. Recent partnerships include those with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in support of their Black Women’s Startup Report, released in 2018, and through Adrienne’s fellowship in Kauffman’s Innovator in Residence Program.

The Innovators work with the Foundation’s associates to develop uncommon solutions within Kansas City and beyond that reduce barriers to entrepreneurship so that every person – regardless of their background – can take risks, achieve success and give back to their communities. Each Innovator works to support activities within the Foundation and secondly, on developing special projects to address necessary systemic change.  The Innovators seek to bring the Foundation’s associates more closely to the communities they work with, as well as increase the diversity of perspectives and relationships that inform its work to deliver results on a systemic level.

There are many exciting ideas in development from the Innovators to support the Foundation’s existing strategies, such as:

  • new financial/exchange tools to make capital accessible to underserved entrepreneurs,
  • reducing implicit bias as a barrier to achieving increasing diversity, equity and inclusion as well as increased financial returns;
  • and building, supporting and nurturing values driven communities.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

University of Missouri- Kansas City

Advocacy

SEED Collective consults to design and lead advocacy efforts that support entrepreneurial and inclusive communities and ecosystems.

Hispanic Chamber of Greater Kansas City

Kansas City Startup Foundation Policy Committee