Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

May 30, 2024In-personJoplinMO

This workshop teaches participants essential concepts to consider before starting a small business. Participants will learn about the importance of discovering their target market and gain an appreciation of understanding their customers. Participants will learn the steps in licensing and…

Government Contracting 101

June 5, 2024Virtual

In this introductory 1.5 hour class to government contracting, we cover how to navigate, research and connect to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and next steps to compete for government contracts on the federal, state or local level.…

Export 101 at REDI

June 6, 2024In-personColumbiaMO

Join us for Export 101, an in-person presentation covering the basics of taking your business beyond our borders. We will cover an overview of Missouri Exports, export basics, assessing your readiness to export, classifying your product for export, how to conduct market research, questions to…

Pitching to Investors

June 6, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

Learn about what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up.

Presented by Michele Weigand, Managing Partner of Focused Perspective with over 27 years of Finance and Business Development experience.…

GROWTH360

June 17, 2024 - August 19, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

Growth360 is a 10-session course starting on June 17 and running through August 19, 2024.  It is held on Monday mornings from 9am – Noon in person at 4747 Troost Ave, KCMO 64110. Attendance at all 10 sessions is expected.

With a 360°…

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

June 20, 2024In-personJoplinMO

This workshop teaches participants essential concepts to consider before starting a small business. Participants will learn about the importance of discovering their target market and gain an appreciation of understanding their customers. Participants will learn the steps in licensing and…

IRS Resources for Small Businesses

June 20, 2024Virtual

Join us to hear from your IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison about:

IRS tax tools and resources designed to support small businesses:Learn about common mistakes to avoid.Discover how to safeguard information and watch for tax-related scams.Tips on choosing a paid tax preparer.…

Government Contracting 101

July 3, 2024Virtual

In this introductory 1.5 hour class to government contracting, we cover how to navigate, research and connect to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and next steps to compete for government contracts on the federal, state or local level.

I Have a Great Business Idea! Now What?

July 10, 2024HybridKirkwoodMO

How will you plan, test, and execute your great business idea? We'll explore the first steps in designing your Business Model Canvas. What's your big vision? How do you move from big idea to a step-by-step, implementable plan?

Discussion…

Got R&D Money? Top Tips for Funding R&D with Grants

July 18, 2024Virtual

This 90-minute live offering via Zoom is designed to introduce technology start-ups and existing businesses on how they might fund R&D through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants. This is an introduction to the topic that has been developed for companies that are new to seeking…

Pitching to Investors

July 18, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

Learn about what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up.

Presented by Michele Weigand, Managing Partner of Focused Perspective with over 27 years of Finance and Business Development experience.…

Myth Busters: Entrepreneurial Edition

July 23, 2024Virtual

Join us to get answers to the most frequently asked questions by aspiring entrepreneurs, including:

Are grants real and available?Will the bank lend me money?Do I need a business plan?Will anyone buy what I'm selling?

What comes first? Let…

StartUp Boards 101

August 1, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

If your early-stage company has just formed a board (or are about to), Startup Boards 101 is designed for you.

This series of three workshops (August 1, 8, 15, 2024 – attendance at all three sessions is required) helps entrepreneurs and…

Government Contracting 101

August 7, 2024Virtual

In this introductory 1.5 hour class to government contracting, we cover how to navigate, research and connect to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and next steps to compete for government contracts on the federal, state or local level.

ScaleUP! Kansas City

August 8, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

This series of classes (17 weeks through Dec 12 with Thanksgiving off) are for those businesses that have the ability to reach $1M in revenue or, if already there, grow to even greater heights.

This is a very selective opportunity for those…

NSF SBIR Interactive Workshop

August 13, 2024 - August 14, 2024Virtual

This day and a half workshop is designed to assist technology start-ups and existing businesses in learning how to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to fund their R&D. This hands-on…

ELEVATIONLAB™ NEW VENTURE

August 20, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

Attendance at all five sessions is HIGHLY encouraged.

Do you dream of owning your own business? Are you ready for a realistic perspective on whether or not people really want to buy what you want to sell? We help aspiring entrepreneurs look…

Intro to the Tech Business Model Canvas

August 27, 2024Virtual

This 90-minute online offering via Zoom will introduce technology start-ups on how to build a business model canvas for their early concept. This includes a framework that focuses on discovering the customer problems in the space where their potential solution may live. In addition, this webinar…

ELEVATIONLAB™ TECH VENTURE

August 29, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

This session includes classes on 9 consecutive Thursdays. Attendance at all 9 sessions is HIGHLY recommended.

You’re on the cusp of developing a cutting-edge technology or science-based business while Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community…

Regional Economic Development Summit for Barry, Dade, and Lawrence Counties

September 3, 2024In-personMt VernonMO

Learn about services and programs from:

University of Missouri Extensionefactory and #InnovateSOMOMissouri Department of Economic Development, Southwest RegionSouthwest Missouri Council of Governments (Regional Planning Commission)USDA Rural DevelopmentMissouri SBDC at MSSUSpringfield Area…

Government Contracting 101

September 4, 2024Virtual

In this introductory 1.5 hour class to government contracting, we cover how to navigate, research and connect to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and next steps to compete for government contracts on the federal, state or local level.

Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

September 24, 2024Virtual

Designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools, this course will teach you to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet.

Formula 8: Customer-Centric Problem Solving

September 25, 2024In-personKansas CityMO

This session includes classes on 9 consecutive Wednesdays. Attendance at all 9 sessions is HIGHLY encouraged.

The Formula 8 combines classroom and online coursework to teach 8 essentials of an entrepreneurial mindset using the business…

Government Contracting 101

October 2, 2024Virtual

In this introductory 1.5 hour class to government contracting, we cover how to navigate, research and connect to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and next steps to compete for government contracts on the federal, state or local level.…

Painting the Tech Business Model Canvas Workshop Series

October 17, 2024 - November 14, 2024Virtual

This 6 week online offering via Zoom will introduce technology start-ups to the steps necessary for developing a business model canvas for their early concept. This includes a framework that focuses on discovering the customer problems in the space where their potential solution may live. In…

Government Contracting 101

November 6, 2024Virtual

In this introductory 1.5 hour class to government contracting, we cover how to navigate, research and connect to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and next steps to compete for government contracts on the federal, state or local level.…

Government Contracting 101

December 4, 2024Virtual

In this introductory 1.5 hour class to government contracting, we cover how to navigate, research and connect to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and next steps to compete for government contracts on the federal, state or local level.…

Recovery Friendly Workplace - June 2024 Roundtable Discussion

June 5, 2024In-personColumbiaMO

The Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) team will be hosting a Roundtable Discussion for all Missouri RFW Designees on June 5, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia, Missouri. 

Our goal is to create a…

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