Training and Events Calendar 2018-02-01T13:44:49+00:00

Training and Events Calendar

  Why is cybersecurity important to the Department of Defense and you? Today, more than ever, the Department of Defense (DoD) relies upon external contractors and suppliers to carry out a wide range of missions. Sensitive data is shared with these companies and must be protected. Inadequate safeguards of this sensitive data may threaten America’s national[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Are you ready to learn the basics of starting a new business? This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of[...]
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This course is designed for business owners and managers who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. During this course, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be[...]
How honest advertising benefits your business @ SBTDC at UMKC
Businesses learn how misleading advertising, whether their own or their competitors, harms their business. Misleading and deceptive advertising causes problems for businesses including, but not limited to; complaints, lawsuits and government action. It erodes consumer faith in the marketplace and makes future negotiations difficult for everyone. Learn to avoid these pitfalls, spot false claims, and[...]
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ NEW VENTURE @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
The dates for classes in this session are July 31, August 7, 14, 21 and 28.  Attendance at all five classes is required. 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? This program helps aspiring[...]
Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
An introductory look at how to win Small Business Initiative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitching to Investors @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Learn 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. Michele was the former Chief Investment Officer for KTEC and managed investments for GE Mortgage and GE Reinsurance. Register[...]
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Are you ready to learn the basics of starting a new business? This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of[...]
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This course is designed for business owners and managers who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. During this course, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be[...]
Drive Customer Value with Your Business Model Canvas @ SBTDC at UMKC
No matter the type of new business idea, creating customer value from your business model is crucial to your success. Successful businesses know how to find the right product-market fit that creates this customer value and how to communicate it to their market. This intensive course will use the Business Model Canvas, the Value Proposition[...]
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ TECH VENTURE @ ELEVATIONLAB at UMKC SBTDC
This class meets for 11 weeks on Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm; Dates for class sessions: August 29, Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7 You’re on the cusp of developing a cutting-edge technology or science-based business while Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is buzzing and moving faster than ever[...]
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social Media Road Map for Small Business @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
We’ll show you how to implement the most important aspects of social media and you’ll leave feeling more intuitively in control of your company’s strategy. What to post and how much to post on the top three social networks for business: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter How to create a weekly Social Media process that saves you[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Entrepreneurial Mindset Training @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This class has nine sessions on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30; Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5. Attendance at all nine sessions is HIGHLY encouraged. Have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn how to be an entrepreneur? The Entrepreneurial Mindset[...]
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements - It's All About the Benjamins! @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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. Learn to calculate ratios and understand what it means in terms of business[...]
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Financial Projections: Makin' It Rain?! @ SBTDC at UMKC
Financial Projections: Makin’ It Rain?! Determine your cash “runway” by learning to estimate future cash flow using historical financial performance, if any, plus customer discovery research on likely volume, pricing, expenses, and more.  Participants will learn to use that information to make educated predictions of future sources and uses of cash and analyze those predictions[...]
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Are you ready to learn the basics of starting a new business? This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of[...]
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This course is designed for business owners and managers who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. During this course, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be[...]
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ GROWTH VENTURE @ UMKC SBTDC
This session will have class on September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14 – attendance at all 11 sessions is mandatory. With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blindspots and make smarter decisions.  This workshop introduces the GrowthWheel® Framework and participants take home tools, Decision Sheets and[...]
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ NEW VENTURE @ SBTDC at UMKC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
The dates for classes in this session are October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  Attendance at all five classes is required. 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? This program helps aspiring entrepreneurs[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop @ SBTDC at UMKC
An introductory look at how to win Small Business Initiative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has[...]
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Are you ready to learn the basics of starting a new business? This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of[...]
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This course is designed for business owners and managers who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. During this course, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social Media Road Map for Small Business @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
We’ll show you how to implement the most important aspects of social media and you’ll leave feeling more intuitively in control of your company’s strategy. What to post and how much to post on the top three social networks for business: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter How to create a weekly Social Media process that saves you[...]
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements - It's All About the Benjamins! @ SBTDC at UMKC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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. Learn to calculate ratios and understand what it means in terms of business[...]
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Are you ready to learn the basics of starting a new business? This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of[...]