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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.

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LaunchU - 8 week Course

Monday, October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm • Organized By Women's Business Center
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LaunchU is an 8-week award-winning microenterprise development program that combines a nationally-recognized curriculum, coaching, and mentoring to help you determine whether your business idea is a feasible opportunity. Topics covered include concept development, market research, competition profiling, pricing, and financial projections. By the end of the course, you will have a completed feasibility plan to determine next steps for launching your business idea and to help secure any needed financing.


·         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 the network of resources and peers a business owner needs

8-week Course Schedule

MONDAYS from 6 to 9PM: Sept. 26, 28, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 27, Nov. 7, 14 and 21

LaunchU is available in-person but space is limited to 12-15 people for this course. To participate in-person, we are encouraging vaccinations, but they are not required. We will continue implementing other important COVID-19 safety protocols as needed.

Contact Judy Bumpus for more information about 8-week course. The enrollment fee is $75.

Judy Bumps
Women's Business Center
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