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Celebrating Black Business Ownership - Making Your Dream a Reality (Part 3)

Thursday, February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By SCORE - Kansas City
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Get inspired to launch and grow your business! Join Host Mary Shannon of Connectus Worldwide and Black entrepreneurs and local business resources for three power-packed sessions featuring stories, lessons learned, tips, resources and more.  

Daily themes are Tuesday, February 16 - Starting your Business; Wednesday, February 17 - Growing your Business and Thursday, February 18 - Financing your Business. Register once and attend one, two or all three days using the same Zoom link.

Keynote Speakers share their stories, what worked and didn’t work for them, which local organizations helped them overcome challenges, and what their businesses are doing today. Keynote speakers include Kira Cheree Hopkins of Enterprise Business Basics; Leonard Graham of Taliaferro and Browne and a fireside chat by Davyeon Ross of Shot Tracker.

Feb. 18 Financing your Business. Davyeon Ross of Shot Tracker will share a fireside chat. Additional storytellers include John Walker, Perfect Output and Dr. Donnetta Watson, The Black Mastermind Group.  Opportunities to Finance your Business panel discussion led by Theodis Watson, Central Bank of Midwest.  Panelists: Davin Gordon, Altcap; Darryl Johnson, Business Credit Works; Claude Harris, College Coaching Network; Tonja Nero-Britt, TNB Financial Services, LLC and Brandon Calloway, G.I.F.T.

Sponsored by Kansas City’s SCORE Community Strategic Alliance and the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Please connect at least 5 minutes in advance to be sure you have a good connection.  The webinar begins each day promptly at 12 noon and concludes by 2:00 pm.  Register once and attend one, two or all three days using the same Zoom link.

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