Event Schedule

Monday, April 30

Money Smart – Financial Management 
5:00 – 6:30 pm
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jeff erson

Join the Small Business Technology and Development Center for a training in our Money Smart series.

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of cash flow management in a small business.
  • Make cash flow projections based on the cash cycle.
  • Identify some ways to manage cash flow, including receivables and payables.
  • Work more effectively with technical experts.

$10

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Tuesday, May 1

Designing & Conducting Performance Appraisals
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

Join the Management Development Institute for a training on performance appraisals.

A properly implemented performance appraisal system can move your organization forward to improve performance and productivity. How well employees perform job duties and meet job responsibilities are critical to the employee’s success and the company’s success. We will prepare you to deliver appraisals that can improve performance all year long.

$239

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Money Smart – Managing Cash Flow
5:00 – 6:30 pm
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

Join the Small Business Technology and Development Center for a training in our Money Smart series.

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of cash flow management in a small business.
  • Make cash flow projections based on the cash cycle.
  • Identify some ways to manage cash flow, including receivables and payables.
  • Work more effectively with technical experts.

$10

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Wednesday, May 2

Situational Leadership: Ending Micro-Management
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

Join the Management Development Institute for a training on leadership.

Micro-managing is one of the most frustrating leadership practices, but most managers don’t think they micro-manage…. People, the math doesn’t add up! The explanation: many of us are “micro-managing” without realizing it. In other words, our leadership actions are being interpreted by our subordinates as micro-management, though we ourselves do not see ourselves as micro-managers.

Situational Leadership is a unique leadership concept that directly helps leaders identify and adjust the areas in which they might be unintentionally micro-managing. To be effective, leaders need to adapt their styles to fit a broad range of individual and team situations. In this one day session you will learn how you can do it effectively…. and stop micro-managing.

$239

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2018 Small Business Award
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Oasis Hotel & Convention Center – 2546 N. Glenstone

Join the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as we host the annual Small Business Award to celebrate our small business members. Before announcing the recipient of the 2018 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award, we’ll be honoring the top five award finalists: Atlas Security Service; Complete Automotive; Great River Engineering; OzAir Charter Service; and Revel Advertising.

Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch and program from noon to 1:00 pm. Tickets are $35 per person or $375 for a table of ten.

Member price: $35.00  Non-Member price: $45.00

Presenting Sponsor:
Biz 417

Gold Sponsors:
Central Bank/Central Trust | Cox Health Plans | Lathrop Gage

Silver Sponsors:
Arvest Bank | BKD, LLP | Great Southern Bank
Kingsley Group | Paragon Architecture

Bronze Sponsors:
Rick’s Automotive | SpringNet | Transland | VR Business Sales

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The Successful Business: Planning & Funding
6:00 – 9:00 pm (1st session – 2nd session is on 5/3)
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

Join the Small Business Technology and Development Center for a two class series on planning and funding a successful business.

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, preparation is the key.  Learn how to utilize several tools in the process of developing a plan for your business. Whether formal or informal, translating your ideas into a working plan will increase the odds in your favor.  This seminar provides an overview of two approaches to business plans and the steps necessary to develop those plans.  Also, a special emphasis will be placed how to fund the business once the plan has been developed.  In addition to the course instruction, support material is provided which includes a workbook, software, and other documents.

Topics include:

  • Discuss business success factors
  • Critical steps to a great business plan
  • Understand the Business Model Canvas for an informal plan
  • Explore the planning process
  • Identify the critical components of a formal Business Plan
  • Review funding options
  • How to research the feasibility
  • Sources for evaluating the industry, market and competition
  • How to develop basic financial projections for financing
  • Successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
  • Using the plan to manage your business

$139

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Thursday, May 3

Basics of Government Contracting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

Join the Small Business Technology and Development Center and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center for a training on government contracting.

Government contracting is not simple.  There are various complex rules and registrations that must be followed in order to even submit a bid.  This course will teach the basics of government contracting from the needed registrations, potential socio-economic set asides that a seller may be eligible to apply to  become, how to find and prepare a response to a solicitation, and how to market your company to buyers – both the government entity and established prime contractors.

At the end of the course the attendee will be able to:

  • Understand the basic registrations that are needed to be awarded a contract by the federal government and the State of Missouri.
  • Know the basics of reading a solicitation from the federal government.
  • Determine if their business may be eligible for any socio-economic categories.
  • If they are potentially eligible for a socio-economic category, the basics of applying.
  • How to research the various online listings for government solicitations.
  • How to market your business to the government and active prime contractors.

$59

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Managing Team Attitudes & Expectations
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

Join the Management Development Institute for a training on leadership.

If you have ever been entrusted to overhaul a business unit, initiate a startup, or take over the helm of a successful work group, this seminar will assist you with step-by-step guidelines for success and avoidance procedure inherent in bringing about change. Discover how to get people on your team and win cooperation from other departments. From an expert who has successfully started and turned around departments, businesses and major projects, you will discover how to apply the “tricks of the trade” to achieve your business goals.

$239

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The Successful Business: Planning & Funding
6:00 – 9:00 pm (2nd session – 1st session is on 5/2)
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

Join the Small Business Technology and Development Center for a two class series on planning and funding a successful business.

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, preparation is the key.  Learn how to utilize several tools in the process of developing a plan for your business. Whether formal or informal, translating your ideas into a working plan will increase the odds in your favor.  This seminar provides an overview of two approaches to business plans and the steps necessary to develop those plans.  Also, a special emphasis will be placed how to fund the business once the plan has been developed.  In addition to the course instruction, support material is provided which includes a workbook, software, and other documents.

Topics include:

  • Discuss business success factors
  • Critical steps to a great business plan
  • Understand the Business Model Canvas for an informal plan
  • Explore the planning process
  • Identify the critical components of a formal Business Plan
  • Review funding options
  • How to research the feasibility
  • Sources for evaluating the industry, market and competition
  • How to develop basic financial projections for financing
  • Successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
  • Using the plan to manage your business

$139

REGISTER

 

Friday, May 4

efactory Monthly Tour
10:00 – 11:00 am
efactory – Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center / 405 N. Jefferson

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