These Missouri Business Events and Classes Are All Treats (No Tricks)

The MOSourceLink calendar is chock-full of classes and events you can attend to learn how to start and scale your business. Caitlin Jones, Network Navigator extraordinaire, is here with a few of the highlights. Grab your calendar, and let’s get to work.

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AgTech Next: TableTalk: Identifying and Validating True Market Needs in Agriculture

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Tues., Oct. 6 (St. Louis)

This session covers the best practices for moving beyond the hype and media buzz to identify and validate the true market needs in agriculture. Learn how the industry can create and deploy innovations to meet these needs with this webinar from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wed., Oct. 7 (Joplin)

The U.S. Small Business Administration – Kansas City Office and the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern State University are co-hosting a one-hour webinar for small business owners who want guidance with PPP loan forgiveness.

Legal Basics for Business Owners

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 14 (Columbia)

Have you ever wondered if you have all the “legal stuff” your business needs? This class from The Hatchery is ideal for those who want to start a business and for existing business owners who wonder if they’re doing it right.

Pitching to Investors

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 14 (Kansas City)

Join the Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC to learn what investors need to know and want to see before they invest in a startup. 


9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 15 (St. Louis)

In a virtual format in 2020, take advantage of this opportunity to collaborate with local experts and peers, without even leaving your home. Participate in group discussions targeted to your business needs, be inspired by entrepreneurs who have succeeded in challenging times, and build your network to bolster your personal and professional goals.

SBIR Week in the Midwest: Missouri

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 19 – Wed., Oct. 21 (Statewide)

SBIR Week in the Midwest 2020 is a virtual, collaborative outreach effort hosted by the Missouri Small Business Development Centers and connects entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding: the SBIR/STTR programs.

Webinar: Grant Writing 101

10 – 11 a.m. Wed., Oct. 20 (Kansas City)

Join Nonprofit Connect and learn how to pick the grant opportunities that are right for your organization, tailor your message, balance feel-good storytelling and data-driven substance, and leverage awards and rejected grant applications. This session is great for those new to grant writing or folks who just want to learn the basics.

Planning Tips to Make Your E-Commerce Business Thrive During Peak Season

Noon – 1 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 22 (Springfield)

The COVID-19 crisis has spurred a surge in e-commerce. With this growth, comes challenges for both shippers and buyers, so join SCORE – Southwest Missouri to learn how to enhance your brand, improve packaging and more.


This conference is for entrepreneurs at all stages.

Want more? Explore all the events, classes and virtual meetups across Missouri that can help start or grow your business.

MOSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate. Give us a call (866-870-6500) or tell us who you are, and we’ll help you find your path to business success.

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