January 31, 2011
The Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Missouri, Kansas City will offer a series of programs for the entrepreneur (UMKC SBTDC) at the Grandview Branch. Registration is required.
Evaluate Your Business Idea: Does the Shoe Fit?
Grandview Sat., February 5, 2011 10:00 AM
Ask yourself: Is your business idea right for you? Is you business idea right for the marketplace? Is being unsure about your business idea keeping you from moving forward? Would you like to further evaluate your business ideas before proceeding? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, enroll in this class, which is designed to enable you to evaluate your idea against your strengths, personal goals, and the marketplace.
First Steps to Starting a Business in Missouri
Grandview Sat., February 12, 2011 10:00 AM
An overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business; designed specifically for those who are thinking about starting a business. Each participant will have the opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses, learn about the importance of planning, and discuss legal structures and regulatory requirements.
Lenders and Loans: The Five C's of Financing Your Business
Grandview Sat., February 19, 2011 10:00 AM
Improve your chances of getting a business loan. Know what to do if your banker says no. Learn what you need to know to work with your banker: credit, collateral, cash, capacity and character. Understand the four parts of a loan, financial statements, interest, federal and state loan programs, alternate funding sources and how much your banker is really making.
Basics of Writing a Business Plan
Grandview Sat., February 26, 2011 10:00 AM
A program designed for current and future business owners who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization. Participants will also get tips on writing style to make the business plan easier to understand and more professional in appearance. Leave this session with a greater understanding of what your business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.
Building a Market: Branding Your Business
Grandview Sat., March 5, 2011 10:00 AM
Communication is more than advertising. It involves the entire image that you create from your name and logo, to your location and employees; to the way you price your products. This class will give you the tools to evaluate your present position and determine where you want to be. Learn ways to create positive image and build a strong brand that not only brings customers in, but also helps develop loyalty.