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Spark Something This Summer with These Missouri Business Classes, Events


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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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wed., July 29 

Engaging Your Team: Virtually!

Get some successful strategies, tips and tricks from the Learning and Development team at Veterans United about how to engage employees, decrease turnover, increase productivity and create a happier and more connected team at this webinar from The Hatchery (Columbia).

2 - 3 p.m. Fri., July 31 

NEXT Missouri Advocacy Update

Calling all entrepreneurs, small businesses and those who support them: Tune in to this upcoming NEXT Missouri (statewide) virtual event to learn about current policy-related issues in Missouri that could affect you. You can also share what your business is facing to help policymakers make more informed decisions.

8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 1

How to Start and Manage Your Own Business

Want to start and run a successful business? Learn about what to do first and how to assess your prospects. Plus, network with other entrepreneur-minded folks and move forward to realize your dream in this workshop from SCORE - St. Louis.

12:30 - 2 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 6

Managing Forward Series: Agile Marketing, Sales and E-Commerce for Small Businesses

Develop an effective e-commerce strategy and plan that focuses on how to successfully market and sell using online tools in this webinar from the Missouri SBDC at University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Noon - 1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 7

Creating Your Brand Experience Webinar

Get the tools and insight you need to create and implement a powerful brand for your small business with the Missouri SBDC at Southeast Missouri State University.

9 a.m. - noon Mon., Aug. 17

Grant Prep Boot Camp Workshop

In three hours, learn how to research, prepare, write and apply for grants so you can better target and organize them for your mission — no fancy and expensive grant databases needed. Learn how to access that data for free and more with SCORE - Kansas City.

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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