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Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

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.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Managing Forward

Thursday, October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By Missouri SBDC
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The Managing Forward Series are online courses to reinforce and strengthen your small business for the future. Hosted by the Missouri SBDC and facilitated by subject matter experts from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with examples from Missouri businesses. The series is funded by the Cares Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn from academic experts and connect with small business owners. 90-minute courses.

Series 1 runs for 7 weeks, Thursdays, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Complete 4 of the 6 courses (not including Panel Q&A) to receive a Certificate of Completion from the Bloch School of Management Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Missouri SBDC.

October 1, Disaster Planning for Small Businesses

October 8, Maintaining Continuity and Effective Management of Small Businesses in Remote Environments

October 15, Online Essentials for Small Businesses  

October 22, Agile Marketing, Sales and E-commerce for Small Businesses

October 29, Supply Chain Challenges for Small Businesses

November 5, Essentials of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

November 12, Managing Forward series Live Q&A Panel

Read more detailed descriptions of each week and then register for all 7 sessions or individual sessions here:

Michelle Kretsinger
Missouri SBDC
(816) 235-6063
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