Business owners can learn about business plans, marketing plans, business accounting and what business resources are available during a summer series of classes offered by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
The Business 101 Lunch & Learn series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays during August. Registration for each session is required. Classes are free and include lunch. You can attend one, some or all. For more information call 573-341-7584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-Page Business Plan, Aug. 8 — Develop your own one-page business plan during this working session. Course will be held at 900 Innovation Drive, Room 403, in Rolla. Register online.
1-Page Marketing Plan, Aug. 15 — Develop your own one-page marketing plan during this working session. Course will be held at 900 Innovation Drive, Room 403, in Rolla. Register online.
Money In, Money Out, Aug. 22 — Gain a better understanding of your cash flow, balance sheet and other accounting areas. Course will be held at 900 Innovation Drive, Room 403, in Rolla. Register online.
Business Resource Panel, Aug. 29 — Learn and ask questions about some of the many free and low-cost business resources available. Course will be held at the Columbia College Auditorium, 550 Blues Lake Parkway, in Rolla. Register online.
“Each of these sessions covers a topic that business owners requested when we surveyed them this past winter,” says Travin Shelton, business development specialist with the SBTDC. “These aren’t your typical classes because most of them are working sessions, so attendees should come prepared to work and brainstorm with each other.”
Missouri S&T’s SBTDC provides business counseling and assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses. Most services are provided at no cost to the client. It is a University of Missouri Extension partner and part of the Missouri SBTDC statewide network, which is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.