Training

Start or Grow Your Business Through Training

Enhance your skills and learn something new through our business training programs. We offer ongoing training opportunities across Southwest Missouri. Expert instructors regularly lead training programs focused on business planning, financial management, marketing and more!

We also offer customized training for business owners looking to quickly and efficiently meet a variety of workforce and business needs.

Accounting and Finance

Interested in reading financial reports, improving your cash flow, or using QuickBooks for your accounting needs? We offer training on financial topics that help you take control of your business assets. Training program topics are typically offered once each in the fall and spring. Topics include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Planning Future Cash Needs
  • QuickBooks (for both Desktop & Online versions)

Business Planning

Every great business starts with a great plan. We can help guide you through building a thorough business plan. Our Building Your Business Plan training is offered monthly. Other training topics are typically offered once each in the fall and spring. Topics include:

  • Business Planning
  • Startup Basics
  • Government Contracting

International Business

Looking to increase your sales? One of the best ways to grow your sales and revenue is through exporting products or services. We can help take the uncertainty out of international trade rules and regulations so you can open your business to a new world of possibilities. Training topics are typically offered once in the fall and spring. Topics include:

  • Documentation & Compliance
  • Exploring Export Opportunities
  • Grow Your Business with Exporting
  • Incoterms & Letters of Credit

Management & Human Resources

Whether you are managing a team of 100 or hiring your first employee, we offer management and human resources training to help your business run effectively and legally. Training topics are typically offered once each in the fall and spring. Topics include:

  • Human Resources for Small Businesses
  • Legal Issues

Marketing

Marketing technology and trends are changing constantly. We offer training focused on current trends so you can better target and attract new customers. Training program topics are typically offered once each in the fall and spring. Topics include:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website Development & Management
  • Online Advertising
  • Visual Marketing
  • eCommerce

Technology & Commercialization

Do you have a new technology or product that has the potential to be commercialized? We have a dedicated Technology & Commercialization specialist who can help you fund and sell your new technology or product. Training topics are typically offered once each in the fall and spring. Topics include:

  • Pitching to Investors
  • Winning Federal Research Grants

Get in Touch!

Let us know how we can help you start or grow your business.