December 2022, January and February 2023 Upcoming Trainings and Webinars from Missouri SBDC

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!

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.

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

Friday, December 9, 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.

Balance Your Sheet

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm CDT | Free, virtual event

Most small business owners and managers 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 it. Two important financial monitoring tools from the balance sheet will be examined to help small business owners and managers monitor their company’s performance.

To register for this online webinar, please click here.

Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You?

Wednesday, January 18 | 10:00 am to 11:15 am CDT | Free event

This seminar offers an experience that encourages participants to make important decisions about their readiness to start a business.

Starting a business can be an exhilarating and rewarding endeavor, but it isn’t for everyone. This class helps demystify what it means to be a business owner. It helps participants identify some strengths and weaknesses. Ideally, participants will gain a robust and nuanced understanding of their business readiness.

This class is brought to you in partnership with Arvest Bank.

Registered attendees will be sent a Zoom link to participate virtually. Click here to register.

Business Model Canvas

Tuesday, January 31 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am CDT | Free, virtual event

The Business Model Canvas is a tool to analyze how a company delivers its products or services to their target customers.

Participants in this training will learn how the model can be used to create or build their business.

Sign up for this free, online seminar here.

Value Proposition Canvas

Tuesday, February 21 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am CDT | Free, virtual event

The Value Proposition Canvas is used to analyze a company and to more clearly understand their customers, create better products, and grow business.

This workshop will explain how to use the Value Proposition Canvas to create the value your customers want.

Register for this free, online seminar here.

Business Resources

Would you like to know more about the demographics of your target market? Would you like to be able to compare your financials with industry data to see if you can cut down on expenses and expand revenue?

The Missouri SBDC network has subscriptions to many databases that can bring information on your decision-making process.

Register today to become a Missouri SBDC client at now cost!

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,, for more about their centers and training offerings.

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