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Financing Your Small Business - KCMO

Tuesday, April 14


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.


NAWBO-KC Monthly Meeting - UnWined

NAWBO Meeting

Tuesday, April 14

5:30 - 8:00pm

Location:  Buckley's Wine Market, 8661 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS

Join NAWBO for an evening of wine tasting, information about NAWBO-KC and NAWBO National, information about membership discounts in April, free bottle of wine for new members and great networking with NAWBO members.

For more information visit the NAWBO-KC site. Members and guests encouraged to register online.  Cost is $15 for members and $45 for guests.



Becoming a Sales Leader with Casey Coffman

Thursday, April 16

10:30am - 12:00pm

Enterprise Center of Johnson County, 8527 Bluejacket, Lenexa, KS

Cost is $15 - Register Online

This event is for entrepreneurs who are searching for solutions to the business obstacles they face when trying to sell, manage a sales team, and grow business. The topic for this session is B.A.T. which stands for Behavior, Attitude, Technique. As a sales leader, you must have a balance of all three. In this session, participants will learn the major points of the success triangle and how identity/role theory can help or hinder their success in sales.



Terms Sheets:  Structuring the Deal

Thursday, April 23

11:00am - 1:00pm

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

Price:  $35


You walk into a room, give your pitch and then investors applaud and hand you a big check, right?


Getting the details of your deal right after the pitch are an essential piece of the investment proces.  In this workshop, you'll learn about the terms and conditions commonly used and the structure angel investors commonly prefer when funding early stage entrepreneurs. 

About the presenter

Rick Vaughn joined the Enterprise Center of Johnson County in January 2006 as the Vice President of Business Development, and helped establish the Mid-America Angels network, for which he serves as managing director.  Before joining the ECJC, Rick was a co-founder and COO of Inventive Play, LLC, a direct marketer of products for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.  Prior to that he was general manager of Allied Products , Inc., the startup gift division of a diversified manufacturing company.

Rick also has extensive business development and mergers and acquisitions experience from positions he held with Hallmark.com and Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Cost is $35 and includes a boxed lunch.  Register online.

This event is co-hosted by:







Athena League

Unlocking the Economic Power of Women

Thursday, April 23


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

Defining the Future of Mobile Health

Hear about the future of mobile health as told by the female entrepreneurs participating in the Sprint Accelerator powered by the TechStars program.  They will share trends, tools and disruptive technologies that are fueling the mobile health revolution.  Speakers include:

  • Ana Mayer, CEO of Ovatemp
  • Nadya Nguyen, CEO of Hidrate
  • Sarah Tulin, CEO of Oxie
  • Siobahn Bulfin, CEO of Socialcode

For more information about our speakers, please visit our website

Registration:  Cost is $5.  To register visit the Athena League website.


Small Business Week Celebration

Honoring the SBA's Missouri Small Business Person of the Year

Thursday, May 7

9:00am - 1:00pm

Location:  Green Acres Building, 3500 N. Village Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64506

The Small Business Week event will offer workshops on:

  • How to find access to capital
  • How to acquire federal contracts
  • How to become certified as a small business owner, minority or woman-owned business at the state and federal levels.
  • How to build your credit – you’ll have the opportunity to access your credit report and receive counseling on improving your credit score

PLUS: SBA Resource Partners and other business organizations will be available to provide information on business assistance.


$25.00 per person (to attend entire event) or
$15.00 per person (luncheon only)

Please register at https://eventbrite.com/event/16381243741/. For questions or concerns, please contact Brande Stitt, Women's Business Center, bstitt@kansaswbc.com or 913-492-5922.

Registration will close on May 1, 2015.

This small business week event is presented by the Women’s Business Center, Northwest Missouri State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center and MO-Kan Development Inc.



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Midwest Minority and Women-Owned Business Expo 2015

Wednesday, May 13

9:00am - 2:00pm

Location:  MCC-Business & Technology, 1775 Universal, Kansas City, MO

Relationships to Partnerships

Are you a MBE/WBE business that would like to increase business opportunities?  This Expo is for you!

Be an exhibitor to engage and connect with regional institutions, municipalities, state and federal government entitites.  Exhibit space is free but space is limited. 

Contact Chris Kelly at (816) 604-1106 for more information.  Or click to register online.