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Get Back to Basics with These KC Business Classes, Events: Network, Start a Business or Nonprofit


The KCSourceLink calendar is chock-full of classes and events you can attend to learn how to start and scale your business. Chanté Keller, Network Navigator extraordinaire, is here with a few of the highlights. Grab your calendar, and let's get to work.

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What’s the state of centralized innovation hubs in Kansas City and what developments are in the works? Find out at Startland's Innovation Exchange: Building Innovation Hubs 5:30 - 8 p.m. Aug. 15 with Startland News, the Kansas City Startup Foundation and many others.
 
Drop in on the second of this series of events featuring startup entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, entrepreneur support organizations and ecosystem builders at the 18th & Vine Summer Trep Series 6 - 10 p.m. Aug. 16 with OHUB x KCUP.
 
If you’re interested in the eight-week Launch U course that’ll help you define your business concept with a plan to help you succeed, you'll have to stop by Orientation for Launch U from 6 - 7 p.m. Aug. 19 with the Women's Business Center.
 
If you have a product or invention, meet experts and other inventors who can help bring your creation to life at Inventors Center of Kansas City (ICKC) monthly meeting from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Aug. 20.

See how your business can harness the power of TV advertising
at the Grow Your Business Workshop: Advertise on TV in 5 Steps for Less Than $500 from 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 with the Kansas City Coworking Alliance.
 
Learn the basics of starting a business (business plans, legal entities, financial projections, etc.) from a variety of experts in just eight hours at Business Basics in a Day - How to Start a Business from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 22 with the Kansas SBDC at Johnson County Community College.
 
See what you need to start your nonprofit, including all the boxes you need to check before you take your first steps, at Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements 4 - 6 p.m.  Aug. 27 with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

Want more events? Check out the KC metro’s most comprehensive business calendar.

KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate. Give us a call (816-235-6500) or tell us who you are, and we’ll help you find your path to business success.

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