Missouri Business Events: Nov. 10-16

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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Monday

Starting a Business in Missouri

9 a.m.-noon at SLATE – Missouri Career Center (1520 Market St., St. Louis)

Starting a Business in Missouri is a three-hour workshop created for those considering going into business for themselves. In just three hours, you will discover if you have what it takes to be an owner by assessing your strengths and weaknesses. Starting a Business in Missouri is designed for entrepreneurs of all ages, backgrounds, education and experience — regardless of the type of business you want to start.

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Operation JumpStart

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

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

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LinkedIn Bootcamp

9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at St. Louis Public Library – Central Branch (1301 Olive St., St. Louis)

Join us for a fast-paced seminar with LinkedIn guru Kathy Bernard, who will quickly and painlessly help you learn how to network like a pro, job search effectively and establish a powerful presence on LinkedIn.

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Why Most New Companies Fail with Diana Kander

7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Woodneath Library Center (8900 NE. Flintlock Rd., Kansas City)

Serial entrepreneur and New York Times Bestselling author Diana Kander describes common mistakes that can derail a new business — and how you can avoid that fate. Author of “All In Startup: Lauching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line,” Kander is a Forbes contributor, a Kauffman Foundation senior fellow, and a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri.

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Tuesday

Effective Advertising & Promotions

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Missouri State’s Glass Hall (851 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield)

Advertising and promotion can be a major expense item for your company. Getting good results from your investment, though, requires a methodical approach to successfully develop your marketing strategies. Learn how to determine what to say, to whom it should be said, and the best vehicles to communicate those special messages about your business.

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Starting a Business: Success Right from the Start

6 p.m.-7 p.m. at KSBDC – Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.)

Thinking about starting a small business? This seminar provides an overview of useful business information, including government requirements and forms of business organization. You will learn how to objectively evaluate your business concept, products and services; define and analyze the market potential for your business; and begin work on a business plan for managing your business and obtaining financing.

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StartLouis

6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at TREx (611 Olive St., St. Louis)

StartLouis is a grassroots community of bootstrappers, solopreneurs, and startup enthusiasts in St. Louis, Missouri. Our mission is to bring St. Louis entrepreneurs together for learning and collaboration. Our monthly meetup event features a presentation and Q&A session with an accomplished St. Louis CEO, plus a short talk from one of our own members.

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Wednesday

1 Million Cups Columbia

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at REDI (500 E. 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 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 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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Business2Business Connection Luncheon

Noon- 1:30 p.m. at Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce (202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield)

Promote your products and services and develop new leads at this structured program, designed for small businesses. It’s speed-networking, with the Chamber’s signature touch.

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EPIC: Networking and Social Etiquette

5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at The Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri, Columbia

This event will be full of networking with other young professionals, established Chamber members, drinks, appetizers and a program hosted by an etiquette expert to learn the do’s and don’ts of networking.

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Thursday

Rise & Shine Networking Group

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce (2201 First Capitol Drive,
St. Charles)

Visitors are welcome to come to observe the individual groups in action as a selling tool to potential members. Each participant is encouraged to bring leads to every meeting.

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Business Leads Exchange

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce (210 W. Truman Road, Independence)

Walk and talk through issues, accomplishments, endeavors and operations with fellow Chamber members to help improve your business and create valuable relationships you can’t find anywhere else.

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The Venture Café

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., 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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Business After Hours at Springfield

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Classic Rock Coffee (1900 W. Sunset, Springfield)

Join the fun of casual conversation with fellow Chamber members. Great food and door prizes await while you connect with other business leaders and make new contacts.

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Friday

Youth Entrepreneurs Business for Breakfast

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Studio Dan Meiners (2500 W. Pennway St., Kansas City)

Whether you rise with the roosters or party with the owls, the 2014 Kansas City Business for Breakfast event will have us all flocking together. Hear from this year’s engaging and energizing speaker and support Youth Entrepreneurs.

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Friday-Sunday

Startup Weekend Kansas City

At the Sprint Accelerator (210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

We are holding our 10th Kansas City Startup Weekend. Be sure to come out and exhibit all action and no talk. This is a fantastic opportunity to catapult you and your team forward as well as shine a spotlight on Kansas City.

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Saturday

TEDxYouth@KC

1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak St., Kansas City)

What do ballet, breakdancing, brain science, blind spots, experiential art, spoken word and new takes on social media and youth activism have in common? Well, add a NASA researcher, some equal rights and some perspective on how to thrive on almost nothing and you have TEDxYouth@KC: Beyond Truth.

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4th Annual ‘Lost and F(o)und’

7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Centene Center for Arts and Education (3547 Olive St., St Louis)

This county fair inspired evening includes complimentary homemade pie, local eats, wine, and craft beer from St. Louis microbreweries; raffle prizes and auction items from local businesses; live music by the Green Strum Project; an upcycled craft station and photo booth; and an auction of salvaged chairs transformed into new items by local architects and designers.

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