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Don't Miss These Featured GEWKC Events or (the 200+ Others) to Help Start, Grow Your KC Business


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 do opportunity zones mean for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and what are the requirements for investment? Find out at the GEWKC Kickoff Breakfast from 7:30 - 9 a.m. Nov. 18 with the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce and friends.

Unwind, mingle and connect with tax experts and fellow entrepreneurs while you enjoy some refreshments at the Cheers to Entrepreneurship Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Nov. 18 with H&R Block.

Check out Kansas City's first entrepreneurship program for formerly incarcerated people at Rise Up, Get Started Entrepreneurship Showcase from 6 - 8 p.m. Nov. 18 with Determination, Incorporated.

See the unlimited capabilities of Kansas City’s next generation, as they unveil solutions to problems they’ve uncovered at the Young Entrepreneurs Showcase from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nov. 19.

Uncover How They Built It: How Some of Kansas City's Top Leaders Grew Their Businesses from 8 - 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20 and plan to stop by the other featured Novel Day events on Wednesday.

Drop in on a celebratory happy hour as the winners of the 5th annual AltCap Your Biz competition are revealed at the Closing the Deal Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Nov. 20 with AltCap.

Learn how to start a food truck, restaurant, catering or food product business at Fundamentals of Starting a Food Business from 8 - 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21, and be sure to check out the other Food Business Day events on Thursday.

See how you can build a successful company without equity investment at the GEWKC Funding Showcase: Fund Your Business When Venture Capital Isn't an Option from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 with KCSourceLink and friends.

Hear from legal experts about some of the pitfalls to avoid while implementing some of the hottest topics you've learned during the week at the GEWKC Wrap-up Celebration: The Most Informative Party You'll Ever Attend from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 with Husch Blackwell.

Want more? Browse the full GEWKC agenda for hundreds more events Nov. 18 - 22.

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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