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Tuesday, July 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Organized By Small Business Development Center


This session has class on five consecutive Tuesdays from 9am - 4pm. Attendance at all five classes in person or through live broadcast is highly encouraged.

Do you dream of owning your own business? Are you ready for a realistic perspective on whether or not people really want to buy what you want to sell?
This program helps aspiring entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business idea, exploring the feasibility of their new venture and learning how to develop a viable business. This business creation program is fast-paced, interactive, fun and energizing.
The Missouri SBDC and ELEVATIONLAB™ offers the program in an accelerated time frame to let potential entrepreneurs get started with their businesses as soon as possible. Guest speakers and entrepreneurs bring their real-world experience to make topics come alive.

Participants develop their businesses through the group activities and coaching from professional business counselors. The class materials include FastTrac, GrowthWheel® and other elements with step-by-step activities and in-depth information. You don’t just learn about business, you work on your own business venture throughout the program. We are proud to announce this NEW OPPORTUNITY for dislocated workers state wide to participate in this five week intensive course.

Through live broadcast technology, you will be able to take part in class from your local SBDC and interact with the in-person students in Kansas City!
On the application, please choose NEW Venture distance learning.

Your application will be reviewed for scholarship opportunities, including:
    If you are a dislocated (unemployed or laid-off) worker, check out the Dislocated Workers program.
    If you live or own a business in Kansas City, MO, check out the Urban Business Growth Initiative program.

***Scholarships may be available for Dislocated Workers or those that live or own a business in Kansas City, MO.

Michelle Kretsinger
Small Business Development Center
(816) 235-6063
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