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See You at These KC Business Events? COVID Innovations, Demo Days and more


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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2 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22

2020 IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator Virtual Showcase brought to you by Black & Veatch

Hear from companies in the Black & Veatch IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator about how they’re developing solutions that reduce the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, as they present their tech and services that save lives, help communities cope with the effects of the virus and protect the economy.

Noon - 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23

Facebook Marketing Workshop

Learn how to use Facebook Marketing best practices and features to get the most from your posts, events, videos and more with GUILDit.

6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23

Go Live with Dan Smith: StreamYard to Connect

Virtual programming is a must for people trying to reach their customers during social distancing. In the second session of this four-part series presented by Square One Small Business Services at Mid-Continent Public Library, Dan Smith of Porterhouse KC will introduce branding options for customization and show how you can maximize your efforts on StreamYard.

12:30 - 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23

Managing Forward: Maintaining Continuity and Effective Management of Small Businesses in Remote Environments

This is the second session in the Managing Forward Series online courses, which reinforce and strengthen your small business for the future. Learn from academic experts and connect with small business owners. Complete four of six courses for a Certificate of Completion from the Missouri SBDC at UMKC and the Bloch School of Management Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

9 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30

Demo Day - by T-Mobile Accelerator & DFA CoLAB Accelerator

Join the T-Mobile Accelerator's first-ever virtual Demo Day and hear the stories of 15 innovative entrepreneurs.

1 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

Learn from a tax accountant about the basics of complying with IRS regulations, including business use of the home, self-employment tax, employee versus independent contractor, payroll taxes, electronic filing and much, much more with Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC.

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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