Missouri Business Events: Jan. 19-25



Missouri Business Events provides a weekly look at conferences, classes, networking events and more for professionals across the state. All descriptions below are courtesy of the events’ organizers. Check Missouri Business Alert’s event page for a calendar of events beyond this week, and contact us if you would like to add an event to the schedule.


The January Kick Off for Small Businesses, organized by Business Women Connecting, takes place Thursday. | Courtesy of Business Women Connecting

Wednesday

1 Million Cups Cape Girardeau

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Codefi (339 Broadway St. #124, Cape Girardeau)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow.

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1 Million Cups Columbia

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at REDI (500 E. Walnut St., Columbia)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow.

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1 Million Cups Kansas City

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow.

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1 Million Cups Springfield

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson, Springfield)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow.

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1 Million Cups St. Louis

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at KETC (3655 Olive St., St. Louis)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow.

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Succession Planning & Valuing Your Business

1:30-4 p.m. at REDI (500 E. Walnut St., #103, Columbia)

Do you plan to sell your business soon or in 20 years? Succession planning and understanding how your business will be valued are critical to your success. With this class you will understand the foundational elements of your business that determine its worth and you will learn the steps to optimize your future value and find a buyer with the right fit.

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Thursday

January Kick Off for Small Business in St. Louis

9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Spazios Westport (12031 Lackland Road, St. Louis)

Please join us for breakfast, lunch, and three speakers of your choice! Don’t forget to pick up your free T-shirt at registration and visit our vendor tables geared towards business owners!

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Operation Jumpstart

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBTDC at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Operation JumpStart is a nationally-recognized, highly successful training model for individuals considering starting or expanding a business. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition marketing and cash flow management.

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The St. Louis Entrepreneurship Meetup

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Ami’s of Rock Hill Inc. (9824 Manchester Road, St. Louis)

The St. Louis Entrepreneur Group is for people that either own a business, would like to go into business for themselves or those who work for a small business in the St. Louis area. We regularly help other entrepreneurs and small businessesthat are just starting out as well as offer assistance to those already blazing their own trail.

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The Venture Cafe

3-8 p.m. at The Venture Cafe (4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis)

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.

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YNPN 6th Annual Birthday Bash

6-8 p.m. at St. Louis Flying Saucer (900 Spruce St., St. Louis)

Don’t let the post-holiday blahs get you down. Come party with YNPN on our sixth birthday and make 2015 awesome. Enjoy a drink on us, appetizers, networking and a birthday surprise — get the chance to meet YNPN’s 2015 board!

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National Women’s Empowerment Network Conference Call

8-9 p.m. (Conference call number: 530-881-1212. Meeting I.D. number: 941-017-611.)

The National Women’s Empowerment Network is a consortium of businesses and organizations committed to the advancement and equality of women. The NWEN conference call provides a weekly forum where subject matter experts (financial, health, education etc.) interact with callers.

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Saturday

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business – Session 3

8:30 a.m.-noon at SCORE Office, University of Missouri-Kansas City (4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City)

Your Business Concept provides step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. This is the second session of a three-part series ‘Simple Steps to Starting Your Business’.

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