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You'll Fall in Love with These Missouri Events, Classes

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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NEXT Missouri Advocacy Update

2 - 3 p.m. Fri., Jan. 29 (Statewide)

Calling all entrepreneurs, small businesses and those who support them: Tune in and learn about important policy-related issues in Missouri that could affect you. This is your chance to tell policymakers what your business is facing.

Legal Basics for Small Business

9 a.m. - noon Tues., Feb. 2 (Kansas City)

This SCORE - Kansas City virtual workshop will provide you the basics to help comply with federal, state and local laws, and minimize your legal risks in daily transactions.

Farm to Fork Summit

2 - 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 2 (Osceola)

West Central Missouri's third annual Farm to Fork Summit is going online in 2021 with speakers and sessions every Tuesday afternoon on Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Participants enjoy 24/7 access all month to recorded sessions, discussion boards, exhibitor spaces and more!

Women in Business: What are your true colors?

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Weds., Feb. 3 (Rolla) 

Learn how to work more effectively and productively through better understanding of personality types. Discover your unique talents, learn how to better communicate and gain insights into decision-making styles with the Missouri SBDC at Missouri S&T.

Value Proposition Canvas

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Tues, Feb. 9 (Joplin)

A business model is the foundation of an organization's strategy. Join the Missouri SBDC at Missouri Southern State University and learn how to leverage the Value Proposition Canvas to analyze your company and to more clearly understand your customers, create better products and grow your business.

Tax Tips for You and Your Business

2 - 3 p.m. Tues., Feb. 9 (Springfield)

2020 is behind us, but don't forget those 2020 business taxes. Delve into what's new this tax season, including how tax issues related to COVID-19 might affect you, at this event from SCORE - Southwest Missouri.

Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements

10 a.m. - noon Thurs., Feb. 11 (Kansas City)

Starting a new nonprofit can be confusing and overwhelming. This free two-hour informational session from UMKC's Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership covers basic planning steps and legal requirements to become a nonprofit organization.

Networking, Social-Distance Style

10:45 a.m. - noon Thurs., Feb. 11 (Joplin)

In this workshop, participants will learn how to network like a boss in today's environment with social distancing. Join the Missouri SBDC at Missouri Southern State and learn how to prepare, utilize body language when speaking, own your elevator pitch, follow up after a networking event and more.


3 - 6 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 18 (Kansas City)

Designed specifically by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, this intensive course from the Missouri SBDC at UMKC is designed to give technology- and science-based entrepreneurs a proven framework and network of connections to help grow great ideas into the next viable innovations. Limited scholarships are available for anyone to take this multiweek course at a fraction of the cost.

Want more? Explore hundreds of other events across the state.

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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