Reading and Understanding Financial Statements


Designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools, this course will teach you to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. Learn to calculate ratios and understand what it means in terms of business […]


Pitching to Investors

Missouri SBDC at UMKC 4747 Troost Ave. UMKC Innovation Center, Kansas City, MO

Learn about what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up. Presented by Michele Weigand, Managing Partner of Focused Perspective with over 27 years of Finance and Business Development experience. Michele was the former Chief Investment Officer for KTEC and managed investments for GE Mortgage and GE Reinsurance.


Formula 8: Customer Centric Problem Solving

UMKC Innovation Center 4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO, United States

This session includes classes on 9 consecutive Wednesdays. Attendance at all 9 sessions is HIGHLY encouraged. The Formula 8 combines classroom and online coursework to teach 8 essentials of an entrepreneurial mindset using the business canvas process to inspire and engage participants. We will focus on customer discovery and acquisition for both start-up and existing […]


New Venture Nuggets


Who: Entrepreneurs ready to start or ready to learn what you might have missed at the start How: These virtual sessions are available through Zoom. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. The class takes place on five consecutive Tuesdays from Noon to 1pm. Week 1: Definition of a business and the “startup loop […]

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