9 Upcoming Missouri Business Events, Classes to Help Spark Your 2021 Goals

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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Customer Touchpoints: What is Your Customer’s Journey and Experience? 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 6 (Columbia)

In this virtual class, learn to view your business like your consumers. Join The Hatchery and find out how to harness each customer interaction, take advantage of opportunities to connect and get ideas about how to best leverage technology and simple customer service techniques to make your brand experience more memorable.

Food Safety Series: Facility Prerequisite Programs

10 – 11 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 7 (Rolla)

Learn about the prerequisite programs that food manufacturers develop to achieve the production and delivery of safe wholesome food products. See how those systems affect small businesses and discover how they are developed and implemented in this virtual series from Missouri Enterprise.

How to Start and Manage Your Own Business 

8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 9 (St. Louis)

Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? Register for this virtual workshop from SCORE – St. Louis and find out. Learn about the first steps, assessing your prospects and finding inspiration to move forward to realize your dream.

Refinancing a Small Business Loan

Noon – 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 12 (Joplin) 

Get your questions about small business refinancing answered and see if it’s right for you. This training through the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern State University will help you understand the process and requirements for refinancing a small business loan.

Protecting Your Business Using Intellectual Property Strategy 

11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 14 (Sedalia)

Don’t know what intellectual property is or where IP can be found in your business? Join the Missouri Small Business Development Center at State Fair Community College to explore IP, learn about the value of the different types, hear company examples and uncover how your business can create an IP strategy.

Diverse Business Certification Workshop 

Noon – 1 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 14 (Kansas City)

If you want to do business with corporations or government entities, being a certified woman-owned, minority, veteran or LGBT business enterprise can bring visibility to your company and help you accomplish your goals. During this virtual workshop from SCORE – Kansas City, learn about the power of diverse certification and how it can impact your business.

How to Create a Marketing Message So Customers Will Listen 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 19 (Joplin)

Make sure your business isn’t wasting money on marketing. In this virtual session from the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern State, explore the Storybrand marketing framework and learn how to connect with customers to boost sales.

Accessing Capital in KC: How Entrepreneurs Get Money 

9 – 11 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 21 (Kansas City)

Join the Women’s Capital Connection virtually and learn where entrepreneurs get their money in Kansas City. See what types of businesses are launched in KC and how they’re funded.

Networking Like a Boss Online: Strategies for a Digital World

6 – 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 25 (St. Charles)

Is it possible to network without leaving your house? Yes! Register for this virtual session with the St. Charles City-County Library and learn how to use social media and other tools to make meaningful connections online.

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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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