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2015 Small Business Academy

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All applications must be submitted by August 17th

 

The Small Business Academy helps businesses grow by improving the skills of business owners and leaders.  The Academy is a partnership between the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Missouri Extension's Business Development Program.

Academy participants meet with other small business leaders from 8 - 11 a.m. once a week for 11 weeks.  Using a Kauffman Foundation curriculum coupled with peer-to-peer interaction, attendees will be able to grow their business by improving their skills, knowledge and abilities.  

  

 

2015 Session Listings and Dates
Introduction to the Small Business Academy.........................September 16
Sizing Up Your Business....................................................September 23
Exploring Growth Opportunities...........................................September 30
Making Strategic Decisions.................................................October 7
Using Financial Tools.........................................................October 14
Strengthening Your Product or Service..................................October 21
Seizing the Market............................................................October 28
Leading the Organizations...................................................November 4
Managing Operations for Growth..........................................November 12
Charting Financial Performance........................................... November 18
Making it Happen...............................................................November 25
*All sessions start at 8 a.m. at the Chamber building and are scheduled for 3 hours.

 

Small Business Academy
Class of 2014

The value of the academy is its focus on and preparation for growth through a structured curriculum that provides practical advice, real-work techniques, and opportunities for coaching and access to new resources.

 Pictured: Monica Hoy, The Tan Club; Adam Veile, COMMUNIQUE, Inc.; Rebecca Oesterly, Radiature
and Jeanne Burgess, Poppa Murphy's Pizza 



Testimonials

  • Excellent class for the experienced; thought provoking and action engaged.  I'm implementing the steps, ideas and fundamentals.  Reshaping/re-evaluating and provoked a renewed energy to grow my business!

  • A wonderful experience - time value multiplied tenfold!

  • Excellent program and the only one that I have found geared toward small business!

  • Renewed my confidence to continue to grow my business.  The material was very beneficial in the day-to-day operations and long term goals.




     
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