GROWTH360 (in person)

Growth360 is a selective opportunity for business owners to participate in a multi-week session of class from 9am – Noon (dates below).

An agreement to attend and participate in all sessions is part of the application process.

With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions. This workshop introduces the GrowthWheel® Framework with participants taking home tools, Decision Sheets and 30-60-90 Day Plans.

How can GROWTH 360 help your business?

  • Supports the decision making we do every day.
  • Supplies a visual toolkit for dialogue, focus, agenda setting, decision-making and action- taking.
  • Provides a simple action oriented process to help you grow.
  • Stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work.
  • Helps companies determine which areas to focus on to strengthen and grow their business.
  • Gives an alternative to the conventional business plan.

Dates: Thursdays, June 2 – August 4, 2022 OR September 29 – December 8, 2022 (break on 11/24)
App deadlines: May 23 for June start OR September 18 for September start
Notification: May 27 for June start OR September 22 for September start
Time: 9:00am – Noon
Fee: No fee for qualified, selected participants

Apply here (applications are always open and your application will also qualify you for other SBDC services)

Pitching to Investors (Virtual/Zoom)

Do you need funding for your business, but don’t know where to start with your pitch to a potential investor?

Learn the best strategies to convince investors that you are worth their money, and avoid the common pitfalls made by many businesses.

In the Pitching to Investors class, learn:

  • Investor pet peeves
  • Selling your product
  • Market characteristics
  • Competitive analyses
  • Do’s and don’ts of financial slides
  • The “ask” and the “leave”

This workshop is presented by Michele Weigand, managing partner of Focused Perspective with more than 27 years of finance and business development experience. She was the former chief investment officer for KTEC and managed investments for GE Mortgage and GE Reinsurance.

Dates: Jun 16 or Aug 18 or Oct 27, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fee: $49 (scholarships may be available if you bundle with a multi-session course)

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Reading and Understanding Financial Statements (Virtual/Zoom)

Learn how to identify key business information that is captured on an income statement and balance sheet in this basic financial class. Participants will learn to calculate several ratios and understand what those ratios mean in terms of business productivity and success. Leave this session with a greater understanding of how to read and interpret financial documents and how to use that information to drive business decisions.

Dates: October 18, 2022
Times: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $149 (scholarships may be available if you bundle with a multi-session course)

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ScaleUP! Kansas City (Blended in person and Zoom)

This series of classes 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 that qualify:

  • At least $250,000 in revenue in past year
  • At least 2 employees with owner working full time in/on business
  • At least 2 years in business
  • Able to make committment to all 17 sessions on Thursdays from 8:30 am to Noon (approximate)

We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming Cohort 13. Time/dates are not currently set, but will be sent out to any applicants as soon as they are confirmed.

Fee: no cost for chosen, qualified candidates

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Social Media Mindset: Build Relationships not Clicks! (Virtual/Zoom)

Social media can be an amazing tool for your small business. Learn how to use those channels to create content that can equal not just sales, but lifelong customers!

Dates: October 11, 2022
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $149 (scholarships may be available if bundled with a multi-session course)

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