Please note that the SBDC office hours align with MSSU, and the office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. SBDC staff work by appointment.
The Nanette Philibert Business of Art Symposium
Wednesday, November 2 | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm CDT | Free event
This annual professional development event highlights resources, issues, and practical concerns that artists and other creatives need to navigate as they develop and maintain their professional practice.
Participants have the opportunity to hear from regional art professionals as they discuss opportunities and challenges on the business side of their profession.
MSSU design students will also have an opportunity to participate in a separate breakout portfolio review session.
This event is being held in the Connor Ballroom on the second floor of the Billingsley Student Center. Register here.
Starting a Small Business: The First Steps
Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am CDT | Free, virtual event
This workshop teaches participants essential concepts to consider before starting a small business. Participants will learn about the importance of discovering their target market and gain an appreciation of understanding their customers.
Participants will also learn about the steps in licensing and registering their business with federal, state, and local agencies. The basics of understanding cash flow projections and various funding alternatives will also be covered, as well as their importance.
To learn more about this free, virtual webinar, click here.
Building a Business Plan
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 9:00 am to 10:15 am CDT | Free, virtual event
You have a business idea — now what? This workshop will introduce participants to the importance of writing a business plan. The various components of a business plan will be reviewed as well as how to use the plan to attract funding and as a business management tool.
The Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, Lean Canvas, and GrowthWheel will also be covered.
Registered attendees will be sent a Zoom link to participate after they register. Please register here.
QuickBooks Desktop: Utilization, Tips, and Tricks
Friday, November 16, 2022 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am CDT | Free, virtual event
This training includes a demonstration of QuickBooks Desktop and explanations on how to best use the program and its features. This course is a free, one-hour training via Zoom. Participants will be sent a Zoom link after they have registered for the event here.
Save your spot here.
Why Export to the Czech Republic and Central Europe?
Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am CDT | Free, in-person event
In 2020, Missouri businesses exported over $100 million worth of goods and services to countries in Eastern Europe with over 20% o that value being exported to the Czech Republic (Global Edge).
Eastern Europe accounts for 1.89% of the total world population (Worldmeters.info), representing opportunities for Missouri businesses in a wide variety of industries. With a strong relationship between the United States and Europe, Eastern Europe is a region worth exploring.
Learn more about the many opportunities and assistance available for any business interested in exploring international trade with the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe, which is made up of the following countries:
- Czech Republic (Czechia)
The Program will be presented by Joshua Kaplan, the Director of U.S. Commercial Service from the Kansas City Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration.
Learn more and register here.
2022 Veteran Business Resources
Friday, November 18, 2022 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am CDT | Free, virtual event
If you are a veteran of a spouse of a veteran and you are interested in starting or growing a business, this is a must-attend event! Attendees will learn about various programs and assistance that are available to veterans and their spouses through the Small Business Administration (SBA) an its resource partners.
Topics to be discussed will include Entrepreneurial Development, Access to Capital, Government Contracting, Small Business Certifications, and Disaster Recovery. Speakers include:
- Krishin Thadani, Outreach and Marketing Specialist with the Springfield, Missouri SBA Office
- Danielle Lowery, Regional Volunteer Manager and Trainer with VetBiz
- Allen Waldo, Counselor with the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) in Springfield, Missouri
- Kenneth Surbrugg with the Missouri SBDC at MSSU
Please register online to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.
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.