The dates for classes in this session are Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19. Attendance at all five classes is required.
Do you dream of owning your own business? Are you ready for a realistic perspective on whether or not people really want to buy what you want to sell?
This program helps aspiring entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business idea, exploring the feasibility of their new venture and learning how to develop a viable business. This business creation program is fast-paced, interactive, fun and energizing.
The Small Business & Technology Development Center at UMKC ELEVATIONLAB™ offers the program in an accelerated time frame to let potential entrepreneurs get started with their businesses as soon as possible. Guest speakers and entrepreneurs bring their real-world experience to make topics come alive.
Participants develop their businesses through the group activities and coaching from professional business counselors. The class materials include FastTrac, GrowthWheel® and other elements with step-by-step activities and in-depth information. You don’t just learn about business, you work on your own business venture throughout the program.
Your application will be reviewed for scholarship opportunities, including:
If you are a dislocated (unemployed or laid-off) worker, check out the Dislocated Workers program.
If you live or own a business in Kansas City, MO, check out the Urban Business Growth Initiative program.