Training and Events Calendar

May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social Media Road Map for Business @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements - It's All About the Benjamins! @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Financial Projections: Makin' It Rain?! @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
Financial Projections: Makin’ It Rain?! Determine your cash “runway” by learning to estimate future cash flow using historical financial performance, if any, plus customer discovery research on likely volume, pricing, expenses, and more.  Participants will learn to use that information to make educated predictions of future sources and uses of cash and analyze those predictions[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitching to Investors @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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.
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ NEW VENTURE @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
The dates for classes in this session are July 23, 30, August 6, 13 and 20.  Attendance at all five classes is highly encouraged. 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[...]
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Reach Customers Online with Google
Join us in welcoming representatives from Google for this no-cost webinar: Reach Customers Online with Google Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using a free business listing, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, and online advertising. We’ll introduce some tools that can help, including Google Analytics and Google[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has the[...]
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social Media Road Map for Business @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements - It's All About the Benjamins! @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Financial Projections: Makin' It Rain?! @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
Financial Projections: Makin’ It Rain?! Determine your cash “runway” by learning to estimate future cash flow using historical financial performance, if any, plus customer discovery research on likely volume, pricing, expenses, and more.  Participants will learn to use that information to make educated predictions of future sources and uses of cash and analyze those predictions[...]
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ TECH VENTURE @ ELEVATIONLAB at Missouri SBTDC at UMKC
This class meets for 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm; Attendance at all 9 sessions is highly encouraged. You’re on the cusp of developing a cutting-edge technology or science-based business while Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is buzzing and moving faster than ever before. You want to be part of it, but you need[...]
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Entrepreneurial Mindset Training @ Missouri SBDC at UMKC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This class has nine sessions on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30;  Attendance at all nine sessions is HIGHLY encouraged. Have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn how to be an entrepreneur? The Entrepreneurial Mindset Training combines classroom and online coursework to teach 8 essentials of an[...]
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ GROWTH VENTURE @ Missouri SBDC at UMKC
This session will have 10 classes on consecutive Fridays. Attendance at  all 10 sessions is highly suggested. 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. How can GROWTH VENTURE help your business? Supports[...]
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ NEW VENTURE @ ELEVATIONLAB at Missouri SBDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This session has five consecutive classes on Tuesdays.  Attendance at all five classes is highly encouraged. 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[...]
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps @ MO PTAC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This three hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts this seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services[...]
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ ELEVATIONLAB at Missouri SBDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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[...]
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pitching to Investors @ ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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.