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Kansas City Business Events to Help You Rock 2021

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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Accessing Capital in KC: How Entrepreneurs Get Money

8 - 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21

Join the Women’s Capital Connection and SCORE - Kansas City and discover how startups get funded and what questions to ask when considering what capital suits your business. Visit the KCSourceLink Calendar for more SCORE events on funding and financial literacy.

Business Mastery Boot Camp

7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23

Delve into strategies that will help you run a sustainable business in turbulent times. In this boot camp, The National Black MasterMind Group covers business structure, driving revenues with marketing, using numbers to manage your business, and accessing capital once you have systems in place.

Finding Global E-Commerce Success

Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26

Wondering how to convert international website visitors into sales? The U.S. Commercial Service through the U.S. Department of Commerce invites you to join this small-business chat, where you’ll hear from other entrepreneurs.

Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28

Take an introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Businesses Technology Transfer Research Grants with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC.

LaunchU Orientation

6 - 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25

Learn what it takes to start a business during this orientation session for the LaunchU program from the Women’s Business Center. The full course begins in February.

How Small Businesses Can Recover from the Pandemic

8 - 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5

In this session on small business recovery during the pandemic, get tips, tools and inspiration from the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College.

Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements

10 a.m. - noon Thursday, Feb. 11

If you want to create a nonprofit to support the need you see in the community, know that there’s a lot to consider. Join this session from the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership and get an overview of the most important aspects of starting your own nonprofit.

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