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Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

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Kansas City Small Business Events and Classes to Help You Win


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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Programmatic: A Guide for Omni-Channel Communicators

11:30 - 1 p.m. Thursday, March 18

Join the Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators and Population Science as they delve into programmatic marketing, a smart data-driven approach you can use to reach niche audiences on current and emerging digital devices.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities Emerging During & Post Pandemic

4 - 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18

Find out how small business owners like you can weather the storm and what potential entrepreneurial opportunities are emerging during the pandemic in this event from Velocity Lee’s Summit.

Small Business Networking

8 - 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 23

Hear about the fresh new ideas the Small Business Networking Administration is implementing to help small businesses at this networking event from the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board.

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31

Specialists at the Kansas SBDC at Johnson County Community College will show you the tax basics of complying with IRS regulations, including business use of the home, self-employment tax, employee versus independent contractor, payroll taxes and electronic filing.

HR 101: You’re Ready to Hire People … Now What?

9 - 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 7
 
Avoid putting you and your business at risk by learning about common pitfalls in HR with SCORE – Kansas City.

Exporting as a Small or Medium Enterprise

11 a.m. - noon Tuesday, March 16

Complexities involving global trade often deter small and medium enterprises from capitalizing on global growth opportunities, but  the World Trade Center - Kansas City is offering this webinar to help make the process easier for your business.

Food Trucking 101

10 - noon Sunday, April 11

Take a two-hour exploration into what it takes to start a food truck, including your cuisine plan, equipment, business model, brand, financials (including funding) and answers to your questions from Square One Small Business Services by Mid-Continent Public Library.


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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