On Demand: Facebook Post Scheduling & Using AI for Creative Ideas

June 30, 2024Virtual

This on-demand session will cover:

Steps to creating a social media plan Designing social media posts (using Canva) Ways to get your social media posts noticed: Importance of images and videos Importance of using hashtags Sharing to personal profile Tagging…

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.

Strategic Growth

July 9, 2024In-personPoplar BluffMO

We'll explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action!

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Creating Your Brand Experience

July 9, 2024In-personPoplar BluffMO

We'll explore how to create and implement a brand your customers will love to talk about.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Cost: No fee

AI in Action: Practical Uses

July 9, 2024In-personPoplar BluffMO

We'll dive into practical uses and examples of AI tools to help you make better decisions for your business.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Cost: No fee

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…

The Impact of the Corporate Transparency Act on Your Small Business: BOI Reporting in 2024

July 12, 2024In-personSaint JosephMO

Are you an LLC? S-Corp? Partnership? C-Corp? Have less than 20 full-time employees and earned less than $5,000,000? Then you need to know about the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA).

During this workshop you will learn:

What the CTA is…

Ready, Set, Startup

July 16, 2024In-personKennettMO

We'll explore the steps needed to get your startup off the ground. Get your ducks in a row and start off with a solid foundation.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Strategic Growth

July 16, 2024In-personKennettMO

We'll explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action!

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Creating Your Brand Experience

July 16, 2024In-personKennettMO

We'll explore how to create and implement a brand your customers will love to talk about.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Cost: No fee

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.…

Encountering Innovation - Virtual Pitch Event

July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024Virtual

Encountering Innovation, a premier hashtag#techtransfer event, where groundbreaking ideas meet hashtag#realworld applications. As one of the top U.S. pitch events for hashtag#innovators and hashtag#inventors, Encountering Innovation provides a dynamic platform for showcasing hashtag #cuttingedge…

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…

Strategic Growth

July 23, 2024In-personDexterMO

We'll explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action!

Please contact jpallesen@…

Creating Your Brand Experience

July 23, 2024In-personDexterMO

We'll explore how to create and implement a brand your customers will love to talk about.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Exporting Opportunities and Resources

July 23, 2024In-personDexterMO

We'll dive into how to get started or increase your exporting activities, explore best practices and tips, and identify potential resources.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

GrowthWheel® Online Demonstration

July 23, 2024Virtual

Join the Missouri SBDC and OzSBI for an online demonstration of GrowthWheel®, a toolbox for decision-making in startup businesses and growth companies. This software is designed to help entrepreneurs “Get Focus, Set Agenda, Make Decisions, and Take Action.” Elizabeth Binning of the GrowthWheel®…

Ready, Set, Startup

July 24, 2024In-personPerryvilleMO

We'll explore the steps needed to get your startup off the ground. Get your ducks in a row and start off with a solid foundation.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Strategic Growth

July 24, 2024In-personPerryvilleMO

We'll explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action!

Please contact jpallesen@…

AI in Action: Practical Uses

July 24, 2024In-personPerryvilleMO

We'll dive into practical uses and examples of AI tools to help you make better decisions for your business.

Please contact jpallesen@semo.edu for more information.

Early-Stage Business Boot Camp - Virtual Training (8-Week Program)

July 25, 2024 - September 12, 2024Virtual

Are you an aspiring or early-stage small business owner? This Boot Camp helps entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business, explore the feasibility of a new business venture, and learn how to develop a viable business model.

Starting a Business: The First Steps

July 30, 2024Virtual

In this workshop, participants will learn about discovering their target markets and gaining a better appreciation of why businesses need to understand their customers. Participants will also learn the steps in registering their business with the federal, state and local agencies. Participants…

Quarterly Connect & Collaborate - Lake of the Ozark

July 31, 2024In-personOsage BeachMO

Fostering a Supportive Community for Small Business Owners

Join us for our Quarterly Connect & Collaborate event, designed exclusively for small business owners like you!

Whether…

Quarterly Connect & Collaborate - Sedalia

July 31, 2024In-personSedaliaMO

Join us for our Quarterly Connect & Collaborate event, designed exclusively for small business owners like you!

Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey (must have an established business), this event offers…

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…

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