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Decode Small Business Taxes, Finances with These KC Events, Workshops


It’s tax season, and if you’ve got questions about small business finances or are wondering how to handle those ever-tricky business taxes, know that there are nonprofit organizations and experts in Kansas City that are ready to help you at low or no cost ... and we'll introduce you to a few of them below.

To give you just a bit of an idea of what’s out there, we’ve rounded up some finance help, tax resources, classes, events and workshops that can help you understand the numbers so you can boost your business and conquer those hurdles.

Looking for an immediate assistant and some one-on-one attention? Or maybe you want business help in another area? Whether you’re looking to grow or wondering where to start, we’re your connection to over 230+ nonprofit Resource Partner organizations in KC that can help you from inception to exit and everywhere between. Just tell us a bit about what you need over the phone at 816-235-6500 or tell us online here, and we’ll craft your custom set of next steps and connect you with the experts in KC that can help.

Now, let’s dive into the numbers …

Business Taxes

Yeah, its “T” word … taxes. Sure filing your business taxes might make you pull your hair sometimes, but being prepared and knowing where to turn to for tax help and tax advice is vital. If you’re wondering about anything relating to small business taxes, explore these resources and classes. 

Tax Planning Resources from SCORE - Kansas City

Need a tax preparer? Seeking tax advice? Have a question about quarterly taxes or looking for ways to prepare for tax season? Here’s your resource: SCORE - Kansas City has many blogs, live sessions and recorded webinars you can access anytime and anywhere to help you get ahead.

Changing Tax Laws and How They Impact Your Business

10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29

Taxes ain’t what they used to be, especially with all the new tax incentives and programs that popped up during the pandemic. Join the Business Journals and learn about the most important tax rules and laws for 2022, the best practices for tax planning and the upside of using accounting software to prep your taxes.

Kansas Retail Sales and Compensating Use Tax

1 - 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7

Join the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College for this workshop led by a tax pro with the Kansas Department of Revenue. The session will cover the basics of sales tax and use tax for retail businesses, as well as how to correctly use the different exemptions you might see.

QuickBooks® Fundamentals - for Online Users

8:30 - 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 and 21

Regnier Center, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park

Facilitated by a Certified QuickBooks Pro adviser and the Kansas Small Business Development Center of Johnson County Community College, learn how to set up your business using this popular desktop accounting program in this beginning-level seminar.

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5

Learn the basics of complying with IRS regulations, including things like business use of the home, self-employment tax, employees vs. independent contractors, payroll tax, electronic filing and more with the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College.

Business Finances and Funding

Tackle QuickBooks, understand financial statements, connect with baking partners, build your sales funnel and get a grasp on your numbers to boost your bottom line with a class or workshop that can help you get the know-how to help your business succeed.

Know Your Numbers, and Make More Money

Noon - 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 29

1121 N. 5th St. Kansas City, KS

Learn to read and interpret basic financial reports, explore fundamental ways to increase profitability and identify key financial indicators to gain insight into how to run a more profitable business with the Kansas Small Businesses Development Center at Johnson County Community College.

Business Built to Last: 8 Building Blocks for Growing a Successful Business

6 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 29 - May 17

1520 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO

Pathway Financial Education is launching free education and business coaching for women- and minority-owned small businesses. Several of KC’s leading subject-matter experts will lead this eight-week education and training program. Attending all eight classes is encouraged.

Here's what's offered:

Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 

UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave., Ste. 114, Kansas City, MO

Missouri SBDC of UMKC has designed a course that will teach you to identify key business information on the income statement and balance sheet, allowing you to calculate ratios and understand what it means in terms of business productivity and success.

SCORE’s Financial Education Series

Online Event

SCORE has designed an educational series for new businesses to gain insight into what's needed to manage business finances:

More Funding, Finance and Tax Resources

Looking for some more help … or maybe something entirely different for your business? There are over 230 nonprofit Resource Partners in the KC metro that have experts who are ready to help … all you have to do is ask. Just call us at KCSourceLink at 816-235-6500 or tell us what you need here, and we’ll craft your custom set of next steps and connect you with the experts and organizations that can help.


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