GROWTH360

Growth360 is a selective opportunity for business owners to participate in a multi-week session of class on Fridays from 9am – Noon beginning on September 18 and running through November 20.

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

Cohort members will be chosen and notified on September 11.

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: Sept 18 – Nov 20, 2020

Time: Fridays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: no fee for the qualified selected participants

Contact: elevationlab@umkc.edu 816-235-6063

Growth 360 Application

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  • Thank you for your interest in Missouri SBDC at UMKC's Growth360 program. Please complete this application to be considered for this selective cohort to begin on September 18 and run through November 20. The class will be each Friday from 9am - Noon and a commitment to attending all sessions is required on this application. Chosen cohort members will be notified of selection on September 11. Those that do not qualify for the program will also receive notification.

    With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions.

    This workshop introduces the GrowthWheel® Framework and participants take home tools, Decision Sheets and 30-60-90 Day Plans.

    As there is no way to save your application progress, please be sure to keep your browser open until your application has been submitted.

 

Pitching to Investors

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: August 5 or October 22
Time: Class will begin at 4:30 or 5:30p.m. and run for 2.5 hours, please see details on our calendar
Location: Small Business Development Center at UMKC
4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110 OR Online through zoom
Fee: $49
Contact: elevationlab@umkc.edu 816-235-6063

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Reading and Understanding Financial Statements: It’s all about the Benjamins!

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: June 6 or September 8
Times: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Small Business Development Center at UMKC
4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110 or ONLINE through zoom
Fee: $149
Scholarships: May be available for residents/business owners in KCMO. Apply here.
Contact: elevationlab@umkc.edu 816-235-6063

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Social Media Road Map for Business

This class is for companies who are new to social media or are winging it and need a plan of action!

Topics covered:
• Social media clarity! What really matters for business?
• Minimum investment required to manage social media
• How to create a weekly social media management plan
• What, when, how often your company should be posting
• What to do about ugly comments and bad reviews
• Most important things to track each month
• Examples and ideas
• Action plan

This class is taught by Anne Cull, President of ThinkViral.

Dates: September 1 or November 10
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Small Business Development Center at UMKC
4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110
Fee: $199
Scholarships: May be available for dislocated workers or residents/business owners in KCMO. Apply here.
Contact: elevationlab@umkc.edu 816-235-6063

REGISTER ON CLASS CALENDAR