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Alliance for Economic Inclusion Conference

Tuesday, October 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm • Organized By Alliance for Economic Inclusion
4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110


Complimentary Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. During the event an overview of the mission of AEI, current and future projects. The main session will feature a panel discussion with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Justine PETERSEN, Hispanic Economic Development Corporation, Bank of Blue Valley, Liberty Bank and Trust, and Alt-Cap whom will inform community leaders on the latest small business financing trends, issues, and opportunities to serve the needs of small business start-ups and existing small businesses through small business loan programs.  Then second session will compliment the first panel discussion by discussing free Small Business resources.  This panel discussion will include the Missouri Small Business Development Center, Missouri International Trade & Investment Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, KC Sourcelink, Mid-Continent Public Library, and the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council. The Main Session includes Speed Networking and Community Impact Acknowlegements.  The breakout sessions will include the following topics:

1. How to Manage Cash Flows

2.Follow the Money: Funding for your Small Business

3.Retirement plans that Small Businesses can offer to employees

4. Three vital business components that you should know: Understanding your place in the market, Positioning, and Scalability

5.Opportunities for CRA credit *For Bankers Only*

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Kauffman Foundation Center
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
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