Missouri Business Events: June 2-8

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.


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Tuesday

Using Data Visualization Tools for Grant Writing and Community Assessment

1-2 p.m. (Online webinar)

Welcome to NonProfit Missouri’s 2014 Webinar Series. This session features an in-depth tutorial on using data visualization tools for grant writing and community assessment. The presentation will be facilitated by Jamie Kleinsorge – Vice President of The Mission Center L3C and trainer at Community Commons.

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Women’s Network Spring Mixer 2014

5:30-7:30 p.m. at Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge (38 North 8th Street, Columbia)

Please join us on Tuesday, June 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for our annual spring mixer! This year ‘We’re Mixin’ It Up’ at Room 38! As one of our best attended mixers, you’ll be sure to see some familiar faces and introduce yourself to some fresh ones! Not to mention enjoy what Room 38 does best, provide top quality drinks, cocktails and appetizers! We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, June 3 from 5:30 to 7:30.

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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.

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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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Northland 1 Million Cups Live Stream

9-10 a.m. at Armour Loft (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

There is a convenient location for Northlanders to watch a live-stream video link from the Kauffman Foundation event which also provides networking opportunities with others in the Northland.

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Supervision 101 (Session 1 of 2)

9 a.m.-noon at Cole County Extension Center (2436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City)

It makes sense to hire front-line staff into supervisory positions. They have the technical skills you are looking for, and it’s motivational to all employees and reduces the hiring costs. Often times, though, these employees lack the supervisory, management and leadership skills necessary to thrive in their new roles. Developed by Missouri Training Institute and presented by the Small Business & Technology Development Center, Supervision 101 provides training in the basic skills needed by front-line supervisors. Designed for new or recently promoted supervisors, it is also suitable for current supervisors needing refresher training, individuals looking to be promoted into supervisory positions, and small business owners wanting to develop their own skills. The six-hour course topics are: defining your supervisory role, planning work, delegation, motivating employees, evaluation and follow-up and conflict. Each topic includes a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises. Taught in two sessions, students must attend both.

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Veterans – Energy Efficiency and Your Missouri Business

2-3 p.m. (Online webinar)

This webinar series is for veterans, but anyone may participate. Join us for a bird’s-eye view of clean energy and energy efficiency policy trends and get the lowdown on state and federal incentive programs that help businesses across the country save money on their energy bills. We’ll highlight quick, easy-to-implement energy saving tips and review how an energy auditor can help reduce your annual energy costs by as much as 30 percent – now those are savings! Registration is required and connection information will be provided upon registration.

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Building the Ultimate Business Plan

6-9 p.m. at Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development (405 North Jefferson Avenue, Springfield)

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.

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Thursday

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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Supervision 101 (Session 2 of 2)

9 a.m.-noon at Cole County Extension Center (2436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City)

It makes sense to hire front-line staff into supervisory positions. They have the technical skills you are looking for, and it’s motivational to all employees and reduces the hiring costs. Often times though, these employees lack the supervisory, management and leadership skills necessary to thrive in their new roles. Developed by Missouri Training Institute and presented by the Small Business & Technology Development Centers, Supervision 101 provides training in the basic skills needed by front-line supervisors. Designed for new or recently promoted supervisors, it is also suitable for current supervisors needing refresher training, individuals looking to be promoted into supervisory positions, and small business owners wanting to develop their own skills. The six-hour course topics are: defining your supervisory role, planning work, delegation, motivating employees, evaluation and follow-up and conflict. Each topic includes a combination of lecture, discussion and exercises. Taught in two sessions, students must attend both.

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Missouri Networking

Noon-1 p.m. at Old Spaghetti Factory (17384 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield)
First and third Thursdays – arrive by 12 noon.
Bring 30-40 business cards and buy your own lunch.
Speakers sign up from within the group.

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Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps

1-4 p.m. at SBTDC – UMKC (4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City)

This introductory 3-hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) host a bi-monthly seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting. The Missouri PTAC seminar is available to Missouri-based businesses the first and third Thursday of every month. Instructor: Michelle Cunningham.

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Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

1:30-4:30 p.m. at SBTDC at Missouri Southern State University (3950 Newman Road, Joplin)

Three-hour course that introduces participants to the business planning process and provides tools to assess their personal, managerial, technical and financial skills to successfully run a business.

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Building the Ultimate Business Plan

6-9 p.m. at Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development (405 North Jefferson Avenue, Springfield)

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.

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Friday

Executive Connections

7:30-9 a.m. at Parkade Center (601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 134-A, Columbia)

Executive Connections is a sub-committee of the Small Business Committee and chaired during the 2013-2014 program year from Wayne Berry, Aquarius International and is designed to offer Chamber executives an opportunity to exchange ideas and solve problems. This structured form of networking is an effective way to analyze your firm and obtain ideas to run your business more efficiently. The program will develop a camaraderie that will allow honest feedback as well as provide encouragement and support to the individual.

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Writing a Professional Business Plan

9:15-11:45 a.m. at Economic Development Center, SSM Room (5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles)

A well written and accurate business plan is a necessity in obtaining investment/loan funds and also as a strategy for growing your business. In this workshop you will learn:

  • What is required in a well-written plan
  • What is a mission statement
  • How to do market research
  • The importance of an accurate financial plan
  • How to develop your own plan

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Saturday

How to Start and Manage Your Own Business

8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. at Meramec Community College, Social Science Building, Room 109 (11333 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood)

Topics included in this all-inclusive seminar include:

  • Learn how to write a professional business plan
  • Learn how to develop a winning marketing strategy
  • Learn the importance of your company’s legal structure
  • Learn what you need to know about licenses, insurance and taxes
  • Learn how technology can make your business more profitable
  • Learn how to understand income statements, balance sheets and manage cash flow
  • Learn how to get the best business loans

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