Training and Events Calendar2018-02-01T13:44:49+00:00

Training and Events Calendar

Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop @ SBTDC at UMKC
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[...]
Oct 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
I-9 webinar
This is a webinar – you will attend from your home computer. No in-person attendance required! What EVERY Employer Needs to Know When Hiring:  Form I-9   We all hear a lot about the workforce in America but as an employer how do you document that your employees are legally able to work in the[...]
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[...]
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social Media Road Map for Business @ UMKC 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[...]
Entrepreneurial Mindset for Workforce Engagement: Not Just for Small Biz Anymore @ Plexpod Westport Commons
Entrepreneurial mindset is problem solving and action. Learn how it’s used for workforce training, creating an engaging culture in established companies, and building new small businesses. Hosted as part of Kansas City Global Entrepreneurship week. Register here.
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements - It's All About the Benjamins! @ SBTDC at UMKC | 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[...]
Discovering Customer Value with Your Business Model Canvas @ Plexpod at Westport Commons
Work hands-on on your Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas to identify and articulate customer value for your business, whether it’s technology-based or a new product or service. Hosted as part of Kansas City Global Entrepreneurship Week. Register here
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Franchise Panel Discussion and Networking @ UMKC SBTDC
Join us as an expert panel discusses the benefits of owning your own franchise as well as offers advice to support your goals of franchising your business. Lunch will be provided. Register here
Successful Strategies to Develop, Fund and Market Your Technology @ Plexpod at Westport Commons
Successful entrepreneurs, tech coaches and developers share strategies for product development, the funding process, and marketing partnerships to help you commercialize your product or service. Hosted as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City. Register here
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC 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[...]
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC 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[...]
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Financial Projections: Makin' It Rain?! @ SBTDC at UMKC
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[...]
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitching to Investors @ SBTDC at UMKC
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.[...]
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[...]
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC 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[...]
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC 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[...]
A Cyber Security and Identity Theft Expert - FBI agent discussion @ UMKC SBTDC
Lunch and Learn with Jeff Lanza, The #1 FBI Keynote Speaker An FBI Special Agent for over 20 years. Investigated cybercrime, fraud, organized crime, human trafficking and terrorism. Appears regularly on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Power Lunch, the Fox News Channel and has appeared on Larry King Live, the Today Show and Good Morning America.[...]
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[...]
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ CONSTRUCTION VENTURE @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This class is held each Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 for eight weeks: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, and 26. Attendance at all 8 sessions is highly encouraged. Targeted to existing construction industry businesses who want to develop a plan for growing their companies. Hindsight is 20/20, so use that[...]
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC 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[...]
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC 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[...]
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
ELEVATIONLAB™ NEW VENTURE @ SBTDC at UMKC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
The dates for classes in this session are January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19.  Attendance at all five classes is required. 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[...]
Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop @ SBTDC at UMKC
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[...]
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[...]
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Entrepreneurial Mindset Training @ UMKC SBTDC | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This class has nine sessions on consecutive Monday 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[...]
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pitching to Investors @ SBTDC at UMKC
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.[...]
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The First Steps to Starting a Business @ UMKC 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[...]
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Basics of Writing a Business Plan @ UMKC 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[...]
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Social Media Road Map for Business @ UMKC 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! @ SBTDC at UMKC | 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[...]