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MOSourceLink December Events

December: Events and Classes to Grow Your Missouri Business

You did it! You and your business have made it to the end of the year and are already preparing for the next one. Congrats! As we move into the final stretch, there is still work to be done before we take that big holiday break and relax, so why not hit a couple of the last business building events of the year? Whether you are continuing your business or starting 2020 with a new one, there is something for everyone. 

And where can you find the what, where, when?

Right here, with the MOSourceLink calendar, your place to find waves of entrepreneurial education and inspiration. It’s chock full of hundreds of business workshops, classes and networking events that can help you build your social network, evaluate your idea or scale your business. And you can filter those events by subject, entrepreneur type and location.

At the top of the month, we’ll also give a quick short cut to just a few featured events from around Missouri. So grab your planner, calendar or smart phone and let’s get your network working for you.

Let the statewide roundup begin …

December 14, 2019: Patent Law Lecture, St. Louis, Mo. 

Do you have questions about intellectual property? Do you want to learn more about patent law for yourself or your business? Join us at MADE at the St. Louis County Library while the experts at Polsinelli guide us through this tricky subject. This lecture is free and open to the public. Open office hours with Polsinelli's lawyer will be available following the lecture for all past and present MADE members.

Seats are very limited:reserve your free ticket today!

December 17, 2019: The First Steps to Starting a Business, Kansas City, Mo.

This three-hour offering from the ELEVATIONLAB at UMKC will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding. Scholarships are available!

December 18, 2019: Free Fridays at the efactory, Springfield, Mo.

Just when you thought Fridays couldn’t get any sweeter, the efactory rolls out Free Fridays – a free, no hassle way to get work done, enjoy a change of scenery, drink good coffee and meet awesome people. Each and every Friday is Free Friday at the efactory, meaning the coworking space is wide open to anyone who wants to drop by and get some work done. Come for the whole day, or come for an hour. There is no registration!

December 26, 2019: Women Business Owner Mastermind Exchange, Columbia, Mo.

The Missouri Women’s Business Center is back with this crowd pleasing event. Learn about the power of mastermind groups as you experience this confidential, supportive space for women to come together and discuss challenges, ideas and success stories. First timers always welcome. There is no fee and no registration, so feel free to stop in!

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