Help Your Missouri Business Navigate COVID-19 With These Virtual Events

We know the past few weeks haven’t been easy for your business … but know that the MOSourceLink network has your back and is ready to help inspire you and connect you with the help you need right now to answer your most pressing questions.

So we’ve plucked a few of the most pertinent virtual events from the MOSourceLink calendar (ahem, add YOUR events here) that can help you best manage your team remotely, learn more about SBA loans, finally start on that business idea, get your financial statements in order and more.

Looking for more events to attend from the comfort of your home? Explore the MOSourceLink calendar, which is full of virtual events to help your business navigate the challenges that COVID-19 is creating for everyone. We’re all in this together, and MOSourceLink is ready to inform, connect and uplift you until your operations can return to normal.

Are you looking for resources to help your business navigate COVID-19 or weighing all the funding opportunities? Head to the Coronavirus Business Resource page or let us know what you need at

TailorMade Team: Keeping Your Team Engaged Virtually

If you’re wondering how to keep your team engaged during times of uncertainty, join HR pro Dr. Tiffany Slater and the Grace Hill Women’s Business Center out of St. Louis for an online six-week series that covers what you need to make the best decisions for your business.

When: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7

Building a Business Plan

So you’ve got an idea for a business … but how do you know if it’s got the right ingredients to become the real deal? Learn about the most important parts of a business plan and how it can be a management tool. Learn about great tools to get you going, like the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, Lean Canvas and Growth Wheel. Join the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern State University (Joplin) for this online event.

When: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8

HR 101: You’re Ready to Hire People … Now What?

Explore workable strategies to help you manage HR at your business with a step-by-step guide and learn how to navigate challenges, like discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and employee paperwork. This online event is made possible by SCORE – Kansas City and features Erica Brune of Lever1. Make sure to register in advance.

When: 9 – 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

If COVID-19 has affected your small business, you’ve likely heard about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (aka EIDL), but you’ve probably got lots of questions. Join the Missouri SBDC at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) and experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration for a deep-dive webinar that will teach you more about the loan program and answer your questions.

When: 9 – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9

Mastering LinkedIn for Business and Sales

Learn how to make LinkedIn work for your business … because it’s way more than a place to just post your résumé. Find and engage with prospects and learn how to master the most powerful business network on the planet. After all, it’s a platform where you can reach potential customers; you just need to learn how to drive them to you. Join Enterprise University (St. Louis) for this digital event.

When: 8 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

So you’ve heard about how important business plans are, right? Well if you think you’re ready to take that leap and take this ever-important step with your own business (or if you just need a refresher and want to update this living and breathing document), register for this online-only event with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

When: 1 – 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16

Export Missouri: Taking a Look at International Business

Does your company have the itch to go international and connect with customers across the world? See if you’re ready to take your business beyond U.S. borders and understand what resources are available to you. Learn about the ins and outs of exporting from a pro at the Department of Economic Development during this online event from the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern State University (Joplin).

When: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16

Financial Statement Basics

So if financial statements make you scratch your head, don’t worry … it’s one of the most common areas of assistance you tell us you need help with. So here’s some help. Learn about profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow and other key financial tools that are vital to keeping your business running smoothly, especially in a time when knowing these financial basics can help you stretch cash a bit further. This virtual event is made possible by SCORE – Kansas City.

When: check in at 5:45 p.m. for the 6 – 9 p.m. class Tuesday, April 21

Getting Creative with Connecting and Growing Your Biz

Even in these challenging times, it’s important to keep making connections and network with others (because you never know where you’ll get that great idea to help your business right now). So take advantage of this virtual opportunity from ThriveCo out of Clayton, Missouri.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21

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