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See Who Can Help Your KC Small Business This Week


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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Find out how technology can help you connect with customers and protect against data breaches at the Small Business Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 27 with Square One Small Business Services by Mid-Continent Public Library.
 
Discover small-business lending programs and free business resources at the Alliance for Economic Inclusion Conference from 8 a.m. - noon Oct. 1 with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
 
If you’re looking to grow your side-hustle but aren’t sure what steps to take, check out the first event in this series, Bluford Business Series: Legal Workshop and Panel Discussion, from 5 - 8 p.m. Oct. 2 with the Kansas City Public Library in KCMO.
 
Learn about the food industry and franchising
or see how developing customer loyalty can help your business at Thirsty Thursdays: Quench Your Entrepreneurial Thirst from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 3 with the Entrepreneurial Innovation Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
 
Eat, drink, network and learn your way through innovation hot spots
in the Crossroads Arts District during Startup Crawl KC 2019 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 with the Kansas City Startup Foundation.
 
Get a glimpse of how the KC tech industry uses artificial intelligence as you eat and drink at Tech on Tap: Artificial Intelligence from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 with the KC Tech Council.


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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