Missouri Southern State University, Plaster School of Business-Cornell Auditorium
3950 Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64804-1512

Are you ready to be inspired, motivated, and equipped with the tools you need to succeed as an entrepreneur? Look no further than the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series at Missouri Southern State University.

Our Speaker Series, presented by SMB Bank, brings together visionaries, innovators, and industry leaders from diverse backgrounds to share their journeys, insights, and expertise with our vibrant community of students, faculty, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur, an aspiring startup founder, or simply curious about the world of entrepreneurship, our Speaker Series offers something for everyone.

Join us on April 25, 2024 to hear from Josh Long, owner of FORGED Waterjet Fabrications, LLC about his entrepreneurial journey.

Josh’s talents span entrepreneurship, sales, public speaking, and leadership. Beyond these realms, his innovation and craftsmanship shine through various projects, from local community initiatives to international endeavors. Notably, he designed and crafted symbolic butterflies around the community to honor the memory of the devastation and lives lost in the 2011 Joplin tornado. ?

Demonstrating his dedication to commemorating significant events. His reach extends further, with contributions ranging from crafting butterflies for a Houston non-profit to providing machining expertise that saves factories thousands. From designing archways to creating custom logos, Josh's diverse skills leave a lasting impact on businesses and communities worldwide.

Cost: No fee 

To register:

U.S. Small Business Administration

The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance to the SBDC hosting the event.  The Missouri SBDC is a University of Missouri Extension partner.