ELEVATIONLAB™ CONSTRUCTION VENTURE for Home Rehabbers and Small Contractors

 

Aspiring construction business owners and current tradespeople can learn to create real, viable businesses and income. Participants will actively work to formalize their companies, earn new business, and succeed for the long haul.  Entrepreneur facilitators will help clients:

  • Adjusting value to fit the marketplace
  • Finding properties, selling properties and marketing
  • Property acquisition financing, carrying costs and taxes
  • Financial basics and building profitability
  • Portfolio management and timing
  • Relevant certification and loan programs

Dates: Feb 3 – April 6, 2020 – Mondays from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Fee:
$649
Scholarships: May be available for residents/business owners in KCMO.
Contact: elevationlab@umkc.edu 816-235-6063

APPLY HERE for scholarships and the class.

ELEVATIONLAB™ GROWTH VENTURE

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 30-60-90 Day Plans.

How can GROWTH VENTURE 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: Feb 7 – April 10, 2020

Time: Fridays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $649

Scholarships: May be available to residents/business owners in KCMO.

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

Apply here for scholarships and the class.

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: March 18 OR May 20, 2020
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
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: March 3 or June 6, 2020
Times: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Small Business Development Center at UMKC
4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110
Fee: $149 (discount available for also taking Financial Projections – both for $279)
Scholarships: May be available for dislocated workers or 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: Feb 25 or May 26, 2020
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