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Missouri Entrepreneur Classes and Events Picked Fresh for Your Business

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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Got R&D Money? Top Tips for Funding R&D with Grants

10 - 11:30 a.m. Wed., Aug. 26 (St. Louis)

Want to learn how to apply for an SBIR grant? This 90-minute course from the Missouri Small Business Development Center in St. Louis will show tech startups and existing businesses how to fund R&D through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants.

NEXT Missouri Advocacy Update

2 - 3 p.m. Fri., Aug. 28 (Statewide)

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

Farm, Family & ME: Summit for Women

9 a.m. - noon Thurs., Sep. 3 (Columbia)

Join the Agricultural Business and Policy Extension program for a summit for women that's focused on building resiliency. The program helps farms, ag businesses and communities understand opportunities and challenges so they can make informed decisions.

Starting a Small Business During an Economic Disruption

10 a.m. - noon Tues., Sep. 8 (St. Louis)

This course with the Missouri Small Business Development Center in St. Louis explores the legalities of doing business in Missouri and understanding the challenges of business ownership, evaluating business ideas and how to plan during an economic disruption.

Fundraising for Nonprofits: Basics

9 a.m. - noon Wed., Sep. 9 (Kansas City)

Designed for small nonprofits, this webinar, in partnership with SCORE-Kansas City, covers grant writing, special events and major giving. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques to help you choose the best avenue.

Financial Tips for Your Small Business

10 - 11 a.m. Wed., Sep. 16 (Cape Girardeau)

Learn how to finance your business, budget for future success and take control of your cash flow in this workshop from the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University and Regions Next Step.

Startup Missouri Expo 2020

8:30 a.m. - noon Tues., Sep. 15 - Thurs., Sep. 17 (Statewide)

Attend the Startup Missouri Expo 2020 for three days of exciting educational sessions, informative panel discussions and thoughtful keynotes for new businesses in Missouri.

2020 SCORE E3 Virtual Women's Conference

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wed., Sep. 23 - Thurs., Sep. 24 (Springfield)

Join SCORE Southwest Missouri and the Springfield-Greene County Library for two packed days of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. 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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