Ready to Lift Off? These Programs Can Help Your Business Grow, Scale
Growing pains are a part of life. But they don’t have to stop your small-business dreams. Learn how to grow and scale your business with events and programs designed to get your venture to the next level.
Resources right here in Missouri can help you meet your business’s evolving needs. When you’re ready to explore new horizons, there are mentors, coaches, peer networks and trainings from MOSourceLink Resource Partners that can empower you to reach your goals.
These programs are designed for businesses that have been around for two years or more. Get ready, because these opportunities all happen before the end of the year. So get your calendar out, get scheduling and get ready to grow.
Who’s it for: Business owners and managers who need to attract and retain quality employees.
This seminar talks about how the right people are the future of your business – and what to do about it. Learn how to refine your employee value proposition and build a long-term recruiting strategy. You’ll leave this course understanding how to cultivate the talent you already have and how to build a culture of success.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Online and efactory, Springfield, Missouri
Who’s it for: Business owners who need to plan for the future.
2024 will be here before you know it. Now is the time to prepare for growth and profits. This workshop will help you assess the current reality of your business and figure out where you want to be – and how to get there.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Who’s it for: Women who work in agriculture and wonder what’s next.
This seminar is designed to answer the “what if?” that keeps many women awake at night. You’ll develop a plan of action and build a network of other women to help you act on it.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Where: Emerson Fields, Excello, Missouri
Who’s it for: Veterans, business owners and procurement officers.
Veterans and businesses will connect and learn how to do business with each other. Businesses can share information about procurement processes. Veterans can sign up for 10-minute sessions to speak with company representatives about their products and services.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: MCC-Penn Valley, Kansas City, Missouri
Who’s it for: Small business owners who are looking to grow their companies.
Learn about the federal resources available for business that export. This session will provide an overview of the U.S. Commercial Service Kansas City office and cover research tools available through the Rural Export Center. You’ll also get a list of upcoming international trade programs.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: Online and Neosho Chamber of Commerce, Neosho, Missouri
Apply here for the online event. Apply here for the in-person event.
Who’s it for: Business owners who want to scale and grow their businesses.
Learn a scalable strategy that can help you achieve next-level success. This workshop will cover four building blocks of the Scalable Growth Architecture. It will also help you define your “why” and understand how to get the most out of your business.
When: Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 - 11 a.m.
Who’s it for: Tech entrepreneurs who want to learn about using Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to fund research and development.
This overview will introduce SBIR grants and how to search research topics at various government agencies to determine if grants are available for your unique technology. You’ll also leave the session with an additional list of resources that can help you apply for an SBIR grant.
When: Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Who’s it for: Business owners who want to grow their businesses online.
Find out how to create a search-friendly website that meets user needs and drives them to action. This session will help you launch a new website or spruce up an old one. You’ll also learn how to use YouTube with your site.
When: Thursday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. or Tuesday, Dec. 7, 9 - 10 a.m.
Apply here for Nov. 18. Apply here for Dec. 7.
Who’s it for: Tech startups and existing businesses who need to fund research and development.
This day-and-a-half workshop will teach you how to apply for National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grands and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to fund your research and development. Designed for companies that have unique, breakthrough technology, this hands-on workshop will help you articulate your technology’s value, prepare market research and craft a strong technical approach.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 8:40 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 8, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Who’s it for: Owners of businesses that may be eligible for small business socio-economic certifications.
Learn about the purpose, eligibility rules, recent updates and benefits of socio-economic certifications. These include woman-owned small business (WOSB/EDWOSB and WBE); veteran-owned small business (VOSB/SDVOSB); disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE); minority business enterprise (MBE); and service disabled veteran enterprise (SDVE).
When: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
More help for your growing business
These are just a few of the opportunities available to your evolving business. MOSourceLink’s Resource Navigator lists more than 500 organizations and opportunities that can help you reach your business goals.
Need someone to point you in the right direction? Our Network Navigators have your back. Provide a little info and they’ll design a free, customized Personal Action Plan just for your business. Think of it as a roadmap to exactly where you want to go. A free road map!
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