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Athena League Vox - July

Unlocking the Economic Power of Women

Thursday, July 17

5:30-7:30pm

Location:  Sprint Accelerator,  210 W. 19th Terr., Kansas City, MO

Join Athena League for its July Vox where speakers include Joni Lindquist, executive career coach for KHC Wealth Management, and Lesa Mitchell, founder of Network for Scale.  Both women will also share insights on how to successfully undergo transitions and scale business. For more information about our speakers, please visit our website

Registration:  There is no cost to attend.  To register visit the Athena League website.


 

Financing Your Small Business

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

4:00-5:15 pm

Location:  Women's Business Center, 8527 Bluejacket, Lenexa, KS

Need a loan to help start or grow your business?  Unable to get a traditional bank loan due to start-up status, small size of loan or credit issues?

Attend a free informational session to learn about several programs designed to help fund small businesses.  You'll hear from community partners Justine PETERSEN, NetWork Kansas and the Women's Business Center.

  • Kansas City Regional Microloan Fund - provides small dollar loans to entrepreneurs who cannot receive a traditional bank loan
  • StartUp Kansas - provides gap funding to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business in Kansas

You'll learn about resources that can help you prepare your business to seek funding and implement your business plan.

Registration is free.  To register contact Brande Stitt at (913) 492-5922.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Financing Your Small Business - KCMO

Wednesday, August 27

4:00-5:00pm

Location:  KCMO CDE, 1900 Vine, Kansas City, MO

Need a loan to help start or grow your business?  Unable to get a traditional bank loan due to start-up status, small size of loan or credit issues?

You may be a candidate for the Kansas City Regional Microloan Program, co-sponsored by Justine PETERSEN and the Women's Business Center of the OneKC for Women Alliance with support from the KCMO CDE.

Microloan Program features:

  • Microloans between $500 and $50,000 (average size loan = $8,000)
  • Interest rates between 8-12%, terms up to 72 months

Attend a free informational seminar to learn more about the program and what you need to do to preapre for the loan application.

Click to register by email or call (816) 216-1851 ext. 111.


 

Operation First Step FastTrac

Do you dream of owning a business?  Are you looking for help getting started?  Operation First Step FastTrac can help you turn your dream into a reality.

Operation First Step FastTrac is a business planning program that will help you identify if your business idea is feasible and give you the tools you need to build a successful business.  This program is a 7-week training course targeted specifically to low-to-moderate income individuals.

Attendance at a free orientation is required to apply for these classes.  Orientations will be held on August 26 and September 9 from 6:00-7:30pm.

Classes are hosted on the following dates and times:

    Saturday, Sept. 20, 8:30am-3:30pm
    Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:00-9:00pm
    Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:00-9:00pm
    Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:00-9:00pm
    Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:00-9:00pm
    Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:00-9:00pm
    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:00-9:00pm

All classes are hosted at the UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost, Room 114, Kansas City, MO.

Cost is $75 (must meet low-to-moderate income guidelines).

Click for more information on Operation First Step FastTrac.  Contact Judy Bumpus at (816) 786-3959 to enroll.


 

FastTrac New Venture for Women

You have an innovative idea for a business, but you're not sure how and where to start in assessing your options.  FastTrac New Venture helps you define and evaluate your business concept.  Through research, in-class activities, guest speakers who are subject matter experts, peer-to-peer interaction and facilitated discussions, each entrepreneur works on the key aspects of starting or refining her business venture.

This program is a 10-week training course.  

Classes are hosted on the following dates:

Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00pm on

October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18, November 25, December 2 and December 9

Classes are hosted at the Women's Business Center, 8527 Bluejacket, Lenexa, KS

Cost is $550 which includes facilitation, curriculum book and meals.

Visit the FastTrac New Venture page for more information.  Contact Brande Stitt at (913) 492-5922 to get signed up.