February’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. Sign up for one today!

QuickBooks Desktop: Utilization, Tips, and Tricks

Thursday, February 4, 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.

Value Proposition Canvas

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am | Free event

A business model is the foundation upon which an organization’s strategy is constructed. In our dynamic economy, companies must review their business model on a regular basis to maximize their performance and increase their profits. The Value Proposition Canvas tool is use to analyze a company and give a clear understanding

Want to learn more? View more information on the event here.

Networking: Social Distance Style

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm | Free event

In this workshop, co-hosted by the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce, participants will learn how to appropriately network in today’s environment with social distancing. Topics be be covered include how to define your purpose in networking, how to be prepared, utilizing body language when speaking, exit strategies, owning your elevator pitch , and how to follow up after a networking event. Participants will have a better understanding on the do’s and don’ts of networking after complete this workshop.

Learn more here.

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps – Virtual Event

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 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.

Sign up today!

Grow with Google: Work Smarter This Year with Google’s Productivity Tools

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Free event

You already use Google Workspace, Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Docs, and more. Now what?

This workshop will share productivity tips to help you work faster and smarter. You’ll learn how to organize emails into tasks in one step, use voice-to-text typing in Docs, create Calendar work blocks to manage your time, and more. We will cover both free and paid features.

Find out more here.

Analyzing and Managing Cash Flow

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm | Free event

Participants will learn the basic components of a Cash Flow Statement. This workshop will walk through a case study to help identify sources and uses of cash and how this benefits a small business. Tips will be given on improving a company’s operating cycle. Finally, a capital budgeting process will be discussed.

Sign up here.

Women & Business: Build Your Brand

Monday, February 22, 2021 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Free event

Are you a women entrepreneur in business or looking to start a business? Do you want to know how to build a brand or having a difficult time trying to build your brand? If so, join us!

In this training event, Natty Reid, Owner and Operator of Happy Hour Wax & Facial Bar will share how she has built and continues to build her brand. She will share her experience with social media and word of mouth testimonials from customers. She has grown her following totally organically!

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.

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