Entrepreneurial Education provides wrap-around support to our region’s entrepreneurs and small business owners by delivering inclusive, relevant, and timely business coaching and training,
from concept through maturity.
Classes & Events
From single classes to multi-session workshops, the ELEVATIONLAB helps startups, scaleups and technology ventures level up their business skills and professional networks.
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Small business owners avoid blind spots, overcome challenges and meet the next milestone with comprehensive, one-on-one coaching from the Missouri Small Business Development Center’s certified business consultants.
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Urban Business Growth Initiative
Scholarships are available to ELEVATIONLAB courses for business owners who live or operate a business in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Programs in Entrepreneurial Education
From start to scale and beyond, UMKC IC Entrepreneurial Education delivers classes, coaching and consulting to help entrepreneurs and small business owners test their ideas, develop an entrepreneurial mindset and find new customers and markets.
With the certified business consultants at the Missouri Small Business Development Center, Entrepreneurial Education helps entrepreneurs and business owners avoid blind spots, overcome their challenges and meet their next milestone with comprehensive, individualized coaching.
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Education scholarships are available to aspiring and established business owners who live or operate a business in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of the Urban Business Growth Initiative. These scholarships to workshops offered by the ELEVATIONLAB™ give business owners a chance to level up their entrepreneurial education, skills and know-how at a fraction of the workshops’ costs.
Cohort-based, multi-week workshops, like Growth360 and ScaleUP! Kansas City, give established entrepreneurs the coaching, peer network, training and confidence they need to encourage business growth and scale their businesses—at no cost to selected participants.
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The most meaningful part of our signature 30-hour classes are the lifelong connections entrepreneurs and small business owners make with their peer mentors—other entrepreneurs who face similar challenges and help guide their fellow business owners on their entrepreneurial journey.
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The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps established businesses open new opportunities and new markets with training, coaching and connections.
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“Growth360 resolidified a lot of things that business owners forget while they’re operating their businesses. Now, I think about my business a lot differently.”
– Anthony Davis