Training courses & programs
Upcoming eventsFull list of training courses
- Union, MO
- St. Charles , MO
- Columbia, MO
- Kansas City, MO
- St. Louis, MO
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
The Business Development Program offers a variety of outstanding educational opportunities throughout the year. Here are highlights of upcoming events.
♦ Oct. 13: EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About The Switch to Chip Card Technology – online
Did you know that an important shift is occurring with card payment technology that might impact your business? Keeping up with the newest, most secure card payment technology is very important for small business owners. SBA has teamed up with Square to help small businesses navigate the upcoming transition from magnetic stripe to chip card technology. A free webinar presentation, “EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Switch to Chip Card Technology,” will help participants learn:
- What the transition to EMV chip card technology means for small businesses
- What EMV chip card technology is and why it’s more secure
- What the new fraud liability rules that take effect October 1st mean for merchants
Don’t miss one of the Midwest’s premier tech expos, to be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri in Columbia. The Expo brings together the best and brightest minds in the business, including keynote speaker Ilan Ganot, CEO and founder of Solid Biosciences; moderator Dr. David Anderson, Entrepreneur in Residence, MU Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations; Dr. Frederick Hausheer, founder BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals; and Dr. John Westwick, CEO of biotech cancer therapy start-up Resonant Therapeutics and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Life Sciences with Mercury Fund. $40; students $20; free to faculty and students with no meal or reception. More information and to register for the Tech Expo.
Missouri Tech Expo Pitch Preparation Workshop: Appointments available between September 30 and October 9, 2015. The MU SBTDC will assist participants in preparing pitches for the upcoming Expo. Download more information on pitch preparation and upcoming activities to help entrepreneurs (pdf).
The Missouri Economic Development Council will hold its annual conference Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m.-Friday Oct. 23, noon, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd., Columbia. Details forthcoming for the MEDC conference. For more information, contact Pat Amick, 573-636-7383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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