Training and Events Calendar

Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MO PTAC
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[...]
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm UMKC SBTDC
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[...]
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm UMKC SBTDC
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[...]
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm BlendWell Community Cafe
Do you want to learn how to be an entrepreneur? Have a business idea that hasn’t yet been tested in the marketplace? This class will empower learning through entrepreneurial thinking and immerse participants in experiences to develop entrepreneurial skills. You will accomplish these goals using a canvas tool to test assumptions in the real world[...]
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm UMKC SBTDC
This session will have class on March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14 and 21 (note that April 19 and May 31 will be off weeks). Attendance at all 11 sessions is highly suggested. With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions.  This[...]
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MO PTAC
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[...]
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm UMKC SBTDC
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[...]
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm UMKC SBTDC
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[...]
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm SBTDC at UMKC
The dates for classes in this session are April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21.  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[...]
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm 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[...]
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm 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.
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MO PTAC
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[...]
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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 ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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 ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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[...]
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MO PTAC
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 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[...]
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MO PTAC
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 ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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 ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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 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 at SBTDC
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
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[...]
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MO PTAC
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[...]
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm 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 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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 ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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[...]
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm ELEVATIONLAB at SBTDC
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[...]