Training courses & programs

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Full list of training courses

Thu
28
May
2015
Thu
28
May
2015

Developing Cash Flow (Part 2)

  • 9:00am
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
Thu
28
May
2015

Legal Clinic

  • 1:00pm
  • St. Louis, MO
Thu
28
May
2015

Developing Cash Flow (Part 2)

  • 6:00pm
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
Mon
1
Jun
2015
Tue
2
Jun
2015

How to Start a Business

  • 9:00am
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
Tue
2
Jun
2015
Tue
2
Jun
2015

How to Start a Business

  • 6:00pm
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
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Courses available

Educational offerings are available in the following subjects:

  • 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.

♦ May 28: 2015 Procurement Conference

2015 Procurement Conference May 28The 26th annual Procurement Conference will be held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg on Thursday, May 28. Sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill, the MO PTAC and the MO SBTDC, this is one of the country’s premier procurement conferences and the largest conference in Missouri. Don’t miss your chance to network or break into the government contract market. 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.
Register as an exhibitor.
Get the brochure and full agenda (PDF).
Registration for 2015 Procurement Conference.

♦ May-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

 ♦ June 9-10: Supervision 101 – Jefferson City

You’ve put your best front-line staff into supervisory positions. Now what? They may lack the supervisory, management and leadership skills necessary to thrive in their new roles. Supervision 101 provides training in the basic skills needed by front-line or current supervisors needing refresher training, individuals looking to be promoted into supervisory positions and small business owners wanting to develop their own supervisory skills. This two-day, six-hour course covers defining supervisory roles, planning work, delegating, motivating employees, evaluation, follow-up and dealing with conflict. Cole County Extension Center, 2436 Tanner Bridge Rd., Jefferson City, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact the Cole County Extension Center at 573-634-2824 or ThompsonCV@missouri.edu. $199.
Register online for Supervision 101.

 ♦ June 15-19: FastTrac NewVenture – St. Louis

FastTrac NewVentureThe fast-paced, energetic FastTrac NewVenture lets you look at all aspects of your proposed company, explore the feasibility of your business concept and learn how to develop a viable business plan. Participants will also learn how to address the competition, legal matters, marketing and financial management. You won’t just learn about business, you’ll work on your business throughout the course. Five day workshop; materials and lunch provided. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, SLATE – American Jobs Center, 1520 Market Street, St. Louis. No cost to dislocated workers. Scholarship tuition reduction also available. Class size limited to 30. $795. For more information, contact toddti@umsystem.edu or 314-657-3547.
Register online for FastTrac NewVenture.

August 11-13: Certified Global Business Professional Exam (CGBP) Training – Columbia

NASBITE CGBP exam prep in Columbia, MOThe MO SBTDC and the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business will host CGBP exam training August 11-13 for business professionals ready to take the next step in international trade expertise. This course is designed to allow professionals to pass the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) CGBP exam.
Get the details.
Register online.

Programs

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