Training courses & programs

Upcoming events

Full list of training courses

Thu
8
Jan
2015
Thu
8
Jan
2015

Controlling Cash Flow

  • 1:00pm
  • Boonville, MO
Thu
8
Jan
2015

Legal Clinic

  • 1:00pm
  • St. Louis, MO
Tue
13
Jan
2015
Tue
13
Jan
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.

♦ Jan. 13, 2015: Supervising and Leadership Basics – Columbia

It makes sense to convert best employees into supervisors — they have the technical skills, it’s motivational to other employees and reduces hiring costs. But what if they lack the necessary supervisory, management and leadership skills? This seminar, to be held at 500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., is designed for new or recently promoted supervisors, current supervisors needing refresher training, individuals looking to be promoted and small business owners wanting to develop their own supervisory skills. Course topics include defining supervisory roles, planning work, delegation, motivating employees, evaluation, follow-up and conflict. $299. Lunch included. Register online here.

♦ April 1-2, 2015: InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum – Kansas City

Invest MidwestThe 16th annual, internationally known venture capital conference InvestMidwest will be held April 1-2 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel-Crown Center showcasing up to 45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy industries. Investors from top venture capital firms will also be on hand. The event has helped generate more than $1 billion of investment in the past 15 years. For more information, to register as an attendee or as a presenter, go to investmidwestforum.com.

Programs

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