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These KC Business Classes, Events Are All Treats ... No Tricks 🎃


The KCSourceLink calendar 
is chock-full of classes and events you can attend to learn how to start, grow 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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SBIR Week in the Midwest: Missouri

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20

Learn what it takes to win and explore value proposition development at Day 2 of SBIR Week in the Midwest, a virtual, collaborative outreach that connects entrepreneurs to the country's largest source of early-stage funding.

2020 BioNexus KC Annual Event

6 - 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22

Join BioNexus and keynote speaker Calaneet Balas, CEO and president of the ALS Association, as she speaks on her ability to build robust and reactive ecosystem of collaboration and innovation.

Presentation Skills in the Age of Teleconferencing

2 - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27

Enterprise University will teach you the science behind what motivates, educates and inspires audiences to take action so you can leverage that insight for your business.

Understanding Employee State Laws and How They Affect Business during COVID-19

2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27

Join the Missouri SBDC at UMKC for a series designed to help you step up your Human Resources game. Plus, learn how you can connect with a Missouri SBDC business counselor.

Using Smart CRM and Email Automation

9 - noon Thursday, Oct. 29

The Better Business Bureau is for more that just grading businesses; the organization can also help you better your business. So join the BBB to get insight on how to nurture potential customers with honesty, transparency and proactive service.

Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising Success and Social Impact

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10

This session with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership will address the importance of focusing on social change in your organization instead of just checking boxes to please funders.

4th Annual Downtown KC Virtual Office Summit

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10

Leaders in business will share their insights, strategies and visions for tomorrow at this event from the Downtown Council of Kansas City.

Artist INC Express - North Central Kansas

6 - 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Artist INC has created a three-day intensive workshop to address the challenges artists face every day. This sessions brings regional artists together to learn about goal setting, building a brand and more.

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City 2020

Monday - Friday, Nov. 16 - 20

Kansas City's largest celebration of entrepreneurship kicks off Nov. 16-20. This year features virtual Prime-Time Events as well as online and in-person Community Events. These expert presenters will show you how to make your business stronger and more resilient for the future.
 

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

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