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With daily threats to websites and online accounts, how can you protect your small business from a cyber attack? Take this comprehensive 20-30 minute course and assessment designed for non-technical business owners and employees. If you have government contracts, learn about DoD requirements in a 10-15 minute online assessment. If you are planning to do business internationally, there is a 10-15 minute course and assessment to help you understand the potential challenges.

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Would you like to find more of your best customers? Economic gardening services help you understand your customer mix and enhance your marketing strategy to attract more of the right customers for your product or service.

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How do you compare financially to your competition? We can tell you. Then, we can show you how to improve your company’s performance. Our ProfitCents tool converts financial numbers into plain-language analysis with easy-to-read charts and graphs. The report uses ratio and trend analysis as well as unique industry comparisons and to analyze your firm’s financial health in hundreds of categories — from sales to inventory to payroll. Each report is unique to your company’s financial condition, financial performance and industry, because no two businesses are exactly the same.

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Do you struggle with recruiting, onboarding and retaining good employees? Do your employees struggle with basic workplace skills, such as communication, conflict resolution and customer services? Our human resources experts can help you put the right people in the right places and teach your most valuable assets how to work together.

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Do you want to export your product, but think it’s too complicated? Do you want to reach new international markets? Our specially trained team can assess your readiness to export, create an export plan, teach you the requirements for export and help you identify markets and export partners. Ninety-seven percent of all exports are made by small businesses. Why not seize that opportunity?

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How well does your management team perform? We offer QUIKSMART, an assessment based on the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence that will examine your operations in seven key areas, including customer and market focus, strategic planning, process management, human resources, information and analysis, leadership and results.

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Do you spend your day solving problems that never should have occurred? Are your employees busy with no noticeable results? The balanced scorecard is a measurement and management system that channels the energy and skills of your employees into the most productive activities to help you achieve your vision.

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Can you describe how you want your company to grow, and how you will get there? Our experts facilitate a seven-session strategic planning process that results in a plan you can use to drive improved performance.

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What are your long-term plans for your business? Who will take over in your absence? What is your company worth? We can help you structure your business for that inevitable transition of ownership. Even if it will be many years before a change occurs, it’s best to start planning now to ensure your company can survive after you retire.

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Are you developing a cutting-edge technology, but need help getting it patented or copyrighted? If you need strategies to advance, protect and commercialize your research, innovations and new technology, the UMKC SBTDC can help you assess the commercial viability of a product and assist with manufacturing contracts, intellectual property issues and presentations to investors.

To get a quick jump on technology business training, check out these ELEVATIONLAB programs for technology ventures:

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Are you a university scientist or engineer interested in translating your research into the commercial marketplace? UMKC SBTDC works to create connections between business development resources and innovations being developed by university employees interested in translating their research into the commercial marketplace. If you are an entrepreneur or business owner needing research and development, the UMKC SBTDC can connect you with the appropriate university resources and help in applying for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program grants.

Take advantage of these ELEVATIONLAB programs for technology commercialization:

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