January’s Upcoming Trainings and Webinars from Missouri SBDC

(Joplin, MO) – The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) will be holding several trainings throughout this month. Start the new year out right and sign up for one today!

QuickBooks Desktop: Utilization, Tips, and Tricks

Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am | Free event

This training will be a demonstration of QuickBooks Desktop and how to best utilize the program and its features. This training will be a free, one-hour training via Zoom. You will be provided with a Zoom link after you register for the event.

To register, click here.

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps – Virtual Event

Friday, January 8, 2021 | 10:30 am to 11:45 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.

Sign up today!

Refinancing a Small Business Loan

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Free

Are you a small business owner with questions on refinancing or wondering if refinancing your small business loan is right for you? This training will educate participants on the processes and requirements for refinancing a small business loan. Brian Ollenburger from Oakstar Bank joins us in discussing refinancing with traditional and/or SBA guaranteed loans. Topics include:

  • Why a small business should consider refinancing
  • What documents are needed in a refinance
  • The benefits of refinancing
  • And more!

The seminar will be followed by a Q and A session.

Learn more and register today by clicking here.

Coping with the Stressors of 2020 Leading into 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm |

“Grief overload is what you feel when you experience too much loss all at once or in a relatively short period of time.” – Dr. Alan Wolfelt

This is what we have all experienced in 2020. We all have felt the stress resulting in compassion fatigue, the lack of self-care, and burnout. Our holidays have not been what they have been in the past, our new normal is wearing a mask. So leading into 2021 we have to find the positives and learn to work on a new mindset. Amy De Motta, an Ozark Center Show-Me Hope Community Crisis Worker, will discuss how to develop a plan to make 2021 the best we can make it!

Participants for this event will be eligible to pick up a special Show Me Hope journal prior to the event at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce.

Register today!

Business Financials: The Basics

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm | Free

This training is designed for business owners, managers, and those who want to learn how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. Participants will review the accounts listed on the Profit & Loss statement and Balance Sheet and will learn how to calculate several useful ratios from these financial statements. Participants will then learn how to make business decisions from this information.

Learn more here.

Introduction to Excel: The Basics

Friday, January 21, 2021 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am | Free

Learn the practical uses  of Microsoft Excel in this beginner-level course. Participants will be given an overview of Excel and will learn how to navigate through each ribbon in Excel and how to build, format, save, and print Excel workbooks. Participants will learn how to create basic worksheets with text and numbers. Find out how to insert, delete, move, copy data, and more.

Sign up here.

Looking for something different?

Webinars are being offered by all Missouri SBDC centers located across the state. Check out our events page to find more training that fits your business needs.

Visit the Missouri SBDC website, sbdc.missouri.edu, for more about their centers and training offerings.

COVID-19 Precautions

The Missouri SBDC at MSSU will be serving clients and training attendees in person and over email. We will also be talking with clients via telephone and computer live screen share, if that is more comfortable for the client.

We ask for your patience as we comply with our host to keep everyone safe. This is an unprecedented situation and, though not ideal, we are doing our very best to make a positive environment for our program.

Please don’t hesitate to call our office at 417.625.3128 or contact us via email at SBDC@mssu.edu.

Read our host’s official statement here.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.