SBA Certification Programs Could Mean BIG Business
Thursday, August 20
9:00am - 11:00 pm
Location: SBA Kansas City District office, 1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64106*
There's a SBA certification program that could give your business a big jump in snagging federal government contracts - and they can help you take advantage of it. The 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone and WOSB Contracting programs are SBA's certification programs. If you're a small business owner interested in making the federal goverment one of your next customers, you can greatly benefit from obtaining these certifications.
Registration: Cost to attend is free. Space is limited so registration is required. To register, contact Barbara Caldwell at (816) 426-4902.
*Validated parking will be available at 1025 Main Street Garage.
Financing Your Small Business
Wednesday, August 26
Location: Kansas City, Missouri CDE, 3200 Wayne Ave., 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:
Attend this informational seminar to learn more about the program and what you need to do to prepare for the loan application.
Registration is requested. To register, email the KCMO CDE.
SBA Financing for the Small Business Owner
Wednesday, September 16
9:00 - 11:00 am
Location: SBA Kansas City District Office, 1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is loaded with programs and services designed to assist entrepreneurs. Whether you are just starting a small business or expanding an existing small business, the SBA can help.
Join the SBA for an informational session on the SBA's loan programs and services.
Cost to attend is free. RSVP to Robbie Moore at (816) 426-4933.
Parking will be available at 1025 Main Street Garage.
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.
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
September 29 - December 1
Classes are hosted at the Women's Business Center, 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B, Fairway, KS
Cost is $550 which includes facilitation, curriculum book and meals.