Sources of Funding

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri

This IN-PERSON session offers information on how to finance your small business, exploring various sources of funding and criteria needed for each. Learn about traditional funding sources starting with your own savings, bank loans, and investors, including family and friends as well as venture capital. This session also covers non-traditional (FinTech) sources including equipment leasing, […]

Free

Financial Projections

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri

If you're starting a business, financial projections help you plan your startup budget, assess profitability, and set benchmarks for achieving financial goals. Financial projections are also an important piece of your business plan, especially if you are seeking funding. If you're already in business, creating financial projections can help you set goals and stay on […]

Free

Franchising: Start a business – Keep your day job!

Online Event

Sound too good to be true? Join our webinar to discuss semi-absentee franchise ownership as a way to start your business. Given that the world is living through a challenging moment in real-time, join us to learn about some recession-resistant and/or essential service models that franchising has to offer. These industries have been shown to […]

Free

Fundraising For Non-Profits – Basics

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri

This IN PERSON WORKSHOP provides an overview of fundraising fundamentals to give participants an insight into which fundraising techniques should be part of their overall strategy. Designed for small non-profits, the workshop covers grant writing, special events and major giving. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques to help attendees begin choosing the […]

Free

Crafting Your Winning Pitch: A Hands-On Workshop for Pitch Contest

Online Event

Learn how to develop a successful quality pitch. This LIVE event will be set up as a meeting (not a webinar), providing the opportunity for direct dialog with the presenter and other participants. This workshop will go through the basic concepts that are to be included in a pitch, how to structure your pitch deck, […]

Free

ONLINE – Business Planning Tools

Online Event

Fail to Plan? Plan to Fail? Use an easy, visual tool to plan! Entrepreneurs just starting, existing businesses adding products or services, or industries undergoing significant change can all use easy visual tools to assist in planning. This WEBINAR introduces tools which help: * define why you want to go into business * why you’re […]

Free

IN PERSON: Business Planning Tools

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Fail to Plan? Plan to Fail! Use an easy, visual tool to plan! Entrepreneurs just starting, existing businesses adding products or services, or industries undergoing significant change can all use easy visual tools to assist in planning. This IN PERSON class introduces tools which help: * define why you want to go into business * […]

Free

Polishing Your Business Idea

Online Event

Polishing Your Business Idea provides step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. At the end of the Polishing Your Business Idea webinar, you are able to: * Identify your target markets * Describe your products/services * Collect key competitive information to support your feasibility plan Faculty: Greg Thomas. Greg’s experience in […]

Free

Marketing Strategy

Online Event

Marketing is more than advertising. Marketing Strategy provides you with an introduction to marketing methods & tools to maximize your customer reach. This session covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of this session, you will know how to: * Outline your marketing strategy * […]

Free

Crafting Your Winning Pitch: A Hands-On Workshop for Pitch Contest

Learn how to develop a successful quality pitch. This LIVE event will be set up as a meeting (not a webinar), providing the opportunity for direct dialog with the presenter and other participants. This workshop will go through the basic concepts that are to be included in a pitch, how to structure your pitch deck, […]

Free

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