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Launch U

Do you have an innovative idea for a business but you're not sure how and where to start assessing your options? Operation Launch U formerly First Step FastTrac helps you define and evaluate your business concept. Through our 7 week course, you'll develop a start-up plan that will help you no only start, but succeed in business: Give you a specific roadmap for starting a business; Expose you to subject matter experts such as accountants, lawyers, marketing experts & more; Challenge you to define and be prepared for the best and worst; Help position you to fund your business; Help you develop a network of resources and peers a business owner needs. The Women's Business Center, along with the Small Business & Technology Development Center, will host this curriculum starting on Saturday, February 25, and continuing on Monday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm from February 27-April 3. All interested in enrolling must attend an orientation session on January 23 or February 6 from 6:00-7:00pm at 4747 Troost, Room 114, Kansas City, MO. This program is offered at a very subsidized rate of $75 to allow individuals who meet low-to-moderate income guidelines to participate. For more information and to find out if you meet these guidelines, contact Judy Bumpus at (913) 492-5922.


Monday, Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Price: $75


UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center
4747 Troost Ave
Room 114
Kansas City, MO 64110


For more information contact:
Judy Bumpus
Women's Business Center
(913) 492-5922

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