(Joplin, MO) – The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted at Missouri Southern State University will be hosting several trainings this month. Join them to learn from experts, hear from other business owners, and keep moving forward.
The Nanette Philibert Business of Art Symposium
Wednesday, November 4 | 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Free event
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from art professionals from the region as they discuss opportunities and challenges in their profession. Missouri Southern State University art students will also have an opportunity to participate in a separate breakout session.
This event is open to the public by virtual presentation via Zoom and is offered at no charge. Participants will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.
Balance Your Sheet
Wednesday, November 11 | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm | Free event
Most small business owners and manager focus on the company’s Profit and Loss Statement. However, just as important is the company’s Balance Sheet. This workshop will explain the importance of an accurate Balance Sheet and the types of financial information that can be found on the Balance Sheet. Two important financial monitoring tools taken from the Balance Sheet will also be presented and will help small business owners and managers monitor their company’s performance.
To register, click here.
Why Export to the Caribbean
Thursday, November 12 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am | Free event
The Caribbean region has numerous opportunities for Missouri businesses. The Caribbean region is a sizable market, importing $20 billion of US products and services. As such, the close proximity, free trade opportunities, and regional integration make the Caribbean region worth exploring. Learn more about the opportunities and assistance available for anyone interested in trade between the US and the Caribbean region.
Is Starting a Business in My Future?
Monday, November 16 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm | Free virtual event
In this workshop, participants will learn a method to determine if their idea is feasible by learning about who their customers will be and their initial cost projections. Participants will also begin a personal assessment to see if small business ownership is right for them. Finally, participants will gain an understanding of what to do next after this workshop.
Starting a Small Business: The First Steps – Virtual Event
Wednesday, November 18 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm | Free event
Before you start a business, be certain to attend this seminar. Participants will have an opportunity to assess their business idea, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements, learn about marketing strategies, and identify sources of financing.
Learn more and register here.
Looking for something different?
Webinars are being offered by all Missouri SBDC centers located around the state. Check out our events page for more training to fit your business needs.
Visit the Missouri SBDC website, sbdc.missouri.edu, for more about their centers and training offerings.