March 2023 Upcoming Trainings and Webinars from Missouri SBDC – Updated

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.

Do You Really Know About Credit Card Processing?

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 3:00 to 4:15 pm CDT | Free, virtual event 

This informative discussion will guide you through the anxiety and pitfalls of credit card processing, negotiating rates, contracts, and finding the best services for your business. This is your opportunity to learn about credit card payments from a 15-year veteran in the electronic payments industry.

Our guest speaker will be Lisa McGhee, Regional Electronic Payments Manager with OakStar Bank. There will be another session offered on Tuesday, March 28 at 3:00 pm.

Attendees must register to receive a Zoom link.

Financing Options to Expand Your Small Business

Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 10:30 to 11:45 am CDT | Free, virtual event 

Successful small business owners have options when it comes to financing.

Krishin Thadani with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will talk about the features of 7(a) financing. Some benefits of 7(a) include longer terms, relaxed collateral requirements, and lower down payment requirements.

Register here to receive your Zoom link for this free online event.

SBDC Open House – Meet SBA Outreach & Marketing Specialist

Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 1:30 to 3:30 pm CDT | Free, come-and-go event  

Come meet the SBDC staff and Krishin Thadani, SBA Outreach and Marketing Specialist. Learn about the services that the SBDC and SBA have to offer your business.

This is a free, come-and-go event that will be hosted at the Missouri SBDC office at MSSU, room 107 in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.

Let’s Celebrate!

Friday, March 31, 2023 | 2:00 to 4:00 pm CDT | Missouri Southern State University’s Plaster School of Business

You’re invited to join the Robert W. Plaster School of Business Dean as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lisa Robinson’s employment with Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) and the Missouri SBDC hosted at MSSU.

An informal come-and-go reception will take place in the foyer of Cornell Auditorium from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

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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