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All About Funding [July Classes in KC]

Money Tax Funding

If you fall into any of the following categories, there’s a class for you this July in KC: artist looking for cash, seasoned entrepreneur ready to make an exit, technology business owner, new entrepreneur looking for sound financial advice, grants or investment, or leader of a nonprofit.

Is that you? Ready, set, grow! with:


"ArtCap" on the Vine
Friday, July 1. 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Join AltCap at First Fridays on July 1st in the 18th & Vine district as we celebrate our newly launched "ArtCap" microloan fund for artists (learn about the first two recipients.) The evening’s festivities feature the work of Kansas painter, Joseph Medina.

Enterprise Center in Johnson County

The Capital Series: The Valuation of an Early-Stage Company
Thursday, July 7. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Establishing a reasonable valuation for your company can be one of the biggest sticking points when it comes to negotiating with investors. Join Rick Vaughn for a clear explanation of different ways to figure out what your company is worth.

UMKC Small Business and Technology Development Center

Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR
Wednesday, July 20. 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Have a technology business but don’t know where to find funding or the best way to acquire it? Then this workshop is for you! You will learn how to find grants, how to apply, and the best strategies to gain funding for your growing technology business.

Pitching to Investors
Thursday, July 21. 5:30 - 8 p.m.

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.

Kansas Small Business Development Center

Improve Your Company's Profitability: Understanding Your Financial Statements
Wednesday, July 20. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Learn to read and interpret basic financial reports, explore three fundamental ways to increase profitability, and identify key financial indicators.

Competing for Government Contracts: Basic Training
Wednesday, July 20. 9:30 a.m.- 12 noon

The Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) presents information on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications.


Simple Steps to Starting Your Business: Financial Projections/Funding Sources
Saturday, July 23. 8:45 a.m.- 3 p.m.

You will learn how to use our financial model to forecast cash flow, sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts. Discussions include sources of funds, the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements.

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Financial Planning Tools: Budgeting and Cash Flow
Thursday, July 28. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Topics include: estimating costs and forecasting income; planning for contingencies and budget revisions; cash flow projections and cash management tools; and evaluating the organization’s financial planning process.

If you’re interested in a class, but don’t see what you’re looking for, visit our calendar or give us a call, we’re happy to help: 816-235-6500.

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