January 2024 Upcoming Trainings and News 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. Whether you’re looking to expand your skillset or simply connect with fellow professionals, they have something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to learn, network, and thrive. Sign up today!

Introducing the Missouri SBDC Satellite Office at the Neosho Chamber of Commerce

Aspiring business owners and current entrepreneurs in Newton County now have even greater access to expert business consulting services. We’re thrilled to announce that our team at the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at MSSU will be offering consultations at the Neosho Chamber of Commerce, Friday February 16, 2024.

Whether you’re in the early stages of planning your business or looking to take your existing venture to new heights, our dedicated business consultants are here to help. Schedule a one-on-one appointment at no cost to you and gain valuable insights, guidance, and support to navigate your entrepreneurial journey.

To book your appointment, click here and sign up for a time slot! Here’s to the growth and prosperity of Newton County’s entrepreneurs!

Building a Business Plan

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 10:00 to 11:15 am CST | Free, virtual event

You have a business idea, but now what? This workshop will introduce participants to the importance of writing a business plan, the various components of the plan, and how to use a business plan to attract funding and as a business management tool.

Sign up for this free virtual workshop here.

Basic Government Certifications for Small Business Owners

Part One: Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 2:00 to 3:15 pm CST | Free, virtual event
Part Two: Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 2:00 to 3:15 pm CST | Free, virtual event

This two-part training series is designed to help you internationalize your small business. Leslie Fischer, an International Trade Field Specialist, will guide you through navigating e-commerce systems, integrating them into your website, and creating a strong international strategy with insights from the Missouri SBDC.

Both parts of this two-part workshop will take place via Zoom. Reserve your spot for session one here, and for session two here.

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 1:30 to 2:45 pm CST | Joplin Job Center (730 S. Wall Street in Joplin) | Virtual options available | No charge

This workshop focuses on essential concepts that a potential small business owner should consider before starting their small business. Participants will learn about the importance of discovering their target market and gain an appreciation of understanding their customers.

Those attending the workshop will also learn the steps in licensing and registering their business with federal, state, and local agencies. Finally, participants will understand the importance of cash flow projections and various funding alternatives.

Attendees can register to attend this workshop in person at the Joplin Job Center (730 S. Wall Street in Joplin) or to participate via Zoom. Learn more and choose how to attend here.

AI Mythbusting

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 8:00 to 10:00 am CST | Free, in-person event

Embark on a journey into the cutting-edge realm of Artificial Intelligence with our riveting training sessions, AI Mythbusting. Join us as we shatter misconceptions and illuminate the path to a future where businesses thrive through AI innovation.

  • Separating Facts and Fiction: Dive deep into the world of AI as we debunk myths that may be holding your business back. Discover the real potential and practical applications of AI that can propel your enterprise into unprecedented success.
  • Beyond the Status Quo: In the dynamic landscape of business, clinging to the status quo is a surefire way to stagnate. Explore the possibilities AI offers and learn how to leverage its transformative power to stay ahead of the curve.
  • Innovation in Action: Our panelists, industry trailblazers in their own right, will share firsthand experiences of integrating AI into their businesses and personal lives. Explore diverse perspectives, from startups to established enterprises, and gain practical insights that you can implement immediately.
  • Interactive Q-and-A Session: Have burning questions about AI? Get them answered by our expert panelists! Engage in an interactive dialogue that will demystify AI complexities and empower you to make informed decisions for your business.

This is an in-person event and will be hosted at the Plaster School of Business’s Cornell Auditorium on the campus of MSSU, 3950 Newman Road in Joplin. Save your spot here.

Don’t Miss These Dates!

The Missouri SBDC at MSSU follows MSSU’s calendar. In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the Missouri SBDC will be closed on January 15, 2024.

Looking for Business Assistance?

Are you ready to grow your existing business? Do you need technical assistance with management, marketing, finance, or accounting?

Check out the services available from the Missouri SBDC network! We exist to provide assistance and training for your small business.

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, sbdc.missouri.edu, for more about their centers and training offerings.

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