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We are happy to announce that we can now offer a distance learning option to Dislocated workers OUTSIDE the UMKC SBDC region. You will use the same application, but please choose distance learning option.

This session has five consecutive classes on Tuesdays.  Attendance at all five classes is highly encouraged whether in person or distance learning.

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 look at all aspects of their business idea, exploring the feasibility of their new venture and learning how to develop a viable business. This business creation program is fast-paced, interactive, fun and energizing.The Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC’s ELEVATIONLAB offers the program in an accelerated time frame to let potential entrepreneurs get started with their businesses as soon as possible. Guest speakers and entrepreneurs bring their real-world experience to make topics come alive.Participants develop their businesses through the group activities and coaching from professional business counselors. The class materials include FastTrac, GrowthWheel® and other elements with step-by-step activities and in-depth information. You don’t just learn about business, you work on your own business venture throughout the program.

Your application will be reviewed for scholarship opportunities.