Missouri Business Events: March 31-April 6

Missouri Business Events provides a weekly look at conferences, training sessions, 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.


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Monday-Tuesday

Mobile First: Navigating Multi-Screen Migration

All day at Reynolds Journalism Institute (401 South 9th St. Columbia)

Media companies are pursuing a “mobile-first” agenda as a way to intersect with consumers who have stretched beyond traditional media platforms to seek new information. So, who’s leading the way when it comes to developing a mobile-first agenda? We ask some of the industry’s thought leaders to help us navigate the course ahead, looking specifically at areas of innovation, infrastructure, content creation, mindset/workflow, audience/monetization and futurism.

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Tuesday

FastTrac NewVenture (Session 1 of 5)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kansas City SCORE, Room 114 (4747 Troost, Kansas City)

In FastTrac NewVenture, a program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City and brought to you by the UMKC SBTDC and University of Missouri Extension, you will look at all aspects of your proposed company, exploring the feasibility of your business concept and learning how to develop a viable business plan. Participants will learn about start-up issues and learn to address the competition, legal matters, marketing and financial management aspects. FastTrac participants don’t just learn about business, they work on their own business endeavors throughout the course. This program is fast-paced and energizing, using guest speakers and lots of group breakout activities.

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

5:30-7 p.m. at REDI (500 East Walnut, Columbia)

This offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will learn about the importance of planning, discuss basic legal and regulatory requirements such as legal structures, licensing, and tax form requirements. You’ll also be introduced to marketing and financial basics, which will enable you to determine your market and competitive strategy. An aspiring entrepreneur needs to walk through this process and do the work up front before investing hard-earned money and avoid costly mistakes.

You’ll leave this class with tools for personal assessment, startup cost estimation, financial statements and sales projections. You’ll gain the basic knowledge to start a small business and be better able to make informed decisions.

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Wednesday

1 Million Cups Columbia

9-10 a.m. at REDI (500 East Walnut, 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

9-10 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

9-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 North 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.

1 Million Cups St. Louis

9-10 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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QuickBooks for Small Business

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Columbia Area Career Center, Room 103 (4203 South Providence Road, Columbia)

This is a basic, computer, hands-on learning opportunity for small business owners, office managers, and anyone with financial responsibilities. Boost the accuracy of your small business accounting. In this session, you will learn how to: set up your company with the Easy Step Interview; create accounts, items, customers, vendors, and classes, enter transactions (bills, checks, invoices, sales receipts, and deposits), and generate financial reports.

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Thursday

Missouri Networking

Noon-1 p.m. at Old Spaghetti Factory (17384 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield)

Bring 30-40 business cards and buy your own lunch. Speakers sign up from within the group.

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