GROWTH360

4747 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

Growth360 is a selective opportunity for business owners to participate in a multi-week session of classes on Thursdays from 9am - Noon beginning on September 29 and running through December 8 with a break on 11/24. An agreement to attend and participate in all sessions is part of the application process. Application window is CLOSED. [...]

Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps

Zoom

This introductory seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. We cover how to get started in government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. After attending this orientation seminar, a business is eligible to sign up for MO PTAC services including:•Marketing to the Government•Identifying [...]

Startup Boards 101

Kauffman Foundation 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri

If your early-stage company has just formed a board (or are about to), Startup Boards 101 is designed for you. This series of three workshops (October 10, 17 and 24 - attendance at all three sessions is required) helps entrepreneurs and potential board members understand the whys, whats and hows of early-stage boards. Those selected [...]

$49

Social Media Mindset: Build Relationships not Clicks!

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! Pay here Scholarships may be available if you bundle this course with one of our multi-session offerings. Read more and apply

$149

The First Steps to Starting a Business

4747 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

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 [...]

$49

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

4747 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

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 [...]

$49

Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

Zoom

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 [...]

$149

Small Business Certifications for Federal, State & Local Government Contracts

Zoom

This virtual seminar is an overview of the current small business socio-economic certifications in federal, local state and city government. The federal government spends over $500 billion in goods and services each year, and 23% of this spend is set aside for small businesses. With state and local activity, there are established goals to spend [...]

Pitching to Investors

Zoom

Learn about 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. [...]

$49