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The A.M. Shift, brought to you by KCSourceLink, combines real-world case studies with a regional roundtable and resource fair. It's where insights meet committed action that you can apply to business today and that will help shift it into hyperdrive.

A . . . Activate your network:

Build, engage and leverage your network of business owners and business-building experts through facilitated discussions on topics that matter to your business and your bottom line.

M . . . Move your business:

Get fresh perspectives, build on your momentum and shift your thinking through founder roundtables that will give you actionable ideas on how to move your business forward.  

September 22, 8:30 a.m., First Impression | Lasting Impression
Eastern Jackson County – Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence Branch
Presenter: Laura Schmidt, chief positive person, notes to self ®

We have all heard "you only get one chance to make a good first impression," but what are we supposed to do with that information (other than get even sweatier palms)? In this A.M. Shift, you will receive a practical template and coaching for making your next "Nice to meet you!" your best yet. Plus, learn how to answer a very difficult question for any entrepreneur, "So, what do you do?" Our presenter, Laura Schmidt, has an excellent answer to that question: she makes socks that make you feel great, inside and out. 

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September 29, 8:30 a.m., Customer Acquisition
Johnson County – Plexpod
Presenter: Stuart Ludlow, co-founder and technical lead, RFP365

A business without customers is... not going to exist for very long. To get, keep and grow a customer, you have to understand a day in their life and the problem you are solving for them really, really well. How do you start that process? And once you have a hypothesis, how do you test it effectively? In this A.M. Shift, you'll learn the answer to those questions and many more. Plus you'll hear from Stuart Ludlow who successfully exited his tech business in 2015 and now helps companies get customers for a living with RFP365. 

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    You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.

  • iconMicroenterprise

    You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.

  • iconMain Street

    You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.

  • iconInnovation-Led

    You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.

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    You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.

  • iconEntrepreneurial Community

    You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.