Training courses & programs

Upcoming events

Full list of training courses

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22
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22
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2015

Business Plan Development

Wed
22
Apr
2015

How to Control Cash Flow

  • 6:00pm
  • Jefferson City, MO
Thu
23
Apr
2015

Succession Planning

  • 9:00am
  • Warrensburg, MO
Thu
23
Apr
2015
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Courses available

Educational offerings are available for the following major subject areas:

  • Starting a business
  • Writing a business plan
  • Business management (including FastTrac)
  • Marketing/sales (including social media/e-commerce)
  • Finance/cash flow/bookkeeping (including QuickBooks)
  • Winning grants
  • Human resources/hiring employees
  • Growing a business
  • Exporting/international trade
  • Selling to the government
  • Special conferences for women, veterans, government procurement, more
Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Course titles may vary based on location. See the listings on this page or visit the full calendar. Some online classes are also available.

Learning around the state

The Business Development Program offers a variety of outstanding educational opportunities throughout the year. Here are highlights of upcoming events.

April 15-17: NASBITE International Conference – St. Louis

NASBITE International Conference, St. Louis, Mo., April 15-17

The 28th Annual North American Small Business International Trade Educators Association (NASBITE) International Conference, to be held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, gathers the nation’s best minds on international trade education. This will include international trade specialists Aldis Jakubovskis, St. Louis SBTDC and Pablo Arroyo, MU Extension Franklin County SBTDC, on “Developing International Financial Projections;” and Kristi Wiggins, international trade specialist, St. Louis U.S. Export Assistance Center, on “Doing Business with China.” $595; group rate $495. Recertification, Export Controls Under the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR), train-the-trainer and Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) exam preparation boot camps also available. An increasing number of BDP personnel have passed the required exam to become CGBP-certified, a benchmark for competency in global commerce.
Get more information or register for the NASBITE Conference.

♦ April-Aug.: Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars – online

Free webinars on Affordable Care Act 101The SBA and Small Business Majority continue to host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars every other Thursday at 1 p.m. CDT to educate small business owners on the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it all means for small businesses — tax credits, shared responsibility, cost containment and more. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

Webinar dates/registration

Spanish-language ACA 101 webinars

 May 1: SBIR Road Tour – Columbia

SBIR Road Tour The national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) road tour will stop in Columbia Friday, May 1. This is a mobile, national effort to convey SBIR and STTR technology funding opportunities. Event features federal and state program managers representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding, groundbreaking technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters. Sponsored by the MO SBTDC.
More information about the SBIR Road Tour.
Register for the SBIR Road Tour.

 ♦ May 18-20: Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference – Pocatello, Idaho

Powering the future of nuclear innovation

This three-day conference will focus on the present and future of the U.S. nuclear energy supply chain, including advances in reactors, fostering innovation in manufacturing techniques, understanding the goals and opportunities of current U.S. energy policy, integrating nuclear energy into the power generation grid alongside fossil fuels and renewables, financing, the latest developments in SMRs, examining domestic and export markets, meeting increased safety requirements, building better communication with citizens and policymakers and more. Includes a tour of the Idaho Accelerator Center, a research facility operated by Idaho State University. Sponsored by Premier Technologies and Westinghouse.
More information, key topics, registration.

♦ May 28: 2015 Procurement Conference

2015 Procurement Conference May 28Save the date

Don’t miss the 26th annual Procurement Conference, to be held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, University Union Building, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill, the MO PTAC and MO SBTDC. Keynote speaker is Vice Admiral William Hunter Hilarides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command; Harry Hallock, deputy assistant secretary, Army, will also present. This is one of the country’s premier conferences on procuring government contracts and the largest procurement conference in Missouri. Businesses will have an opportunity to showcase their products and services to government agencies and prime contractors. Please call 573-882-8058 before May 18 if your company is interesting in hosting a booth. A limited number of booths are available. Fee is $60.
Get the brochure and full agenda (PDF).
Registration for 2015 Procurement Conference.

Programs

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