Center for Entrepreneurship at MWSU's Craig School of Business

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The Center for Entrepreneurship trains, mentors and supports business owners and entrepreneurs in the St. Joseph area and beyond. Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new, we can help. To date, we have provided free consulting services to more than 500 new and existing entrepreneurs.

All services are free and confidential.

This page serves as an archive of news and links to pages where more information is available regarding the Center for Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development at MWSU


Entrepreneurship Week

Save the Date: April 5-9, 2021

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event and The 2020 Entrepreneurship Week.


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES - BUY, SELL & SUCCEED

The CFE created a Business Opportunities webpage that serves as a way to help connect established businesses with potential entrepreneurs. In the midst of this pandemic, the Center has seen an increase in demand for established businesses for sale.

“Small businesses are integral to our region. The Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to keeping established business open by helping with seamless ownership transitions,” said Annette Weeks, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “Sustaining a longtime successful business is particularly critical to our communities in this new age of Covid.”

The Center has helped 15 businesses successfully transfer ownership to date. The Business Opportunities webpage is free for anyone to utilize.

To learn more, CLICK HERE.


CENTER OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

A center of Workforce Development has opened alongside Entrepreneurship at MWSU. Check out the website by CLICKING HERE. The Center for Workforce Development offers a wide range of developmental, professional and continuing education courses created to support our region’s workforce. Our fully online non-credit courses are affordable, fun and convenient.


A WEBINAR SERIES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Watch On-Demand for Free HERE

“Being an entrepreneur can sometimes be lonely and frustrating,” said Annette Weeks, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and host for the series of webinars. “This is one of the ways we can help small business owners stay connected.”

This is the list of On-Demand Webinars available to you. They were recorded in late-April.

How to Prepare Your Business Financials
Shelly Hulet with Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC
Are your financial statements helping you or hurting you?

SBA and Other Financial Options
Roni Mauer and Kleci Moss with MOKAN
How to ensure your business has the funding resources to sustain.

Pivoting Your Business Model in Hard Times
Mary Ingersoll with Inspiration Dance Studio
Strategies for keeping your business alive.

Creating/Updating a Business Plan for Going Forward
Annette Weeks with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Natalie Redmond with St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
Setting yourself up for success in moving forward.

Getting People to Your Business
Dr. Phillip Frank with Missouri Western State University’s Craig School of Business
Steps on how to effectively develop and implement a marketing plan.

Being at the Forefront on Social Media
Miu Sutton with the Center for Entrepreneurship
Elevate your social media by knowing the trends.

__________________________________________________

Visit our website for more information, learning and networking events, and free resources. You can also contact the CFE at 816-271-4283 or entrepreneurship@missouriwestern.edu.

The Center for Entrepreneurship trains, mentors and supports business owners and entrepreneurs in the St. Joseph area and beyond. Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new, we can help. To date, we have provided free consulting services to more than 500 new and existing entrepreneurs.

All services are free and confidential.

This page serves as an archive of news and links to pages where more information is available regarding the Center for Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development at MWSU


Entrepreneurship Week

Save the Date: April 5-9, 2021

CLICK HERE to learn more about this event and The 2020 Entrepreneurship Week.


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES - BUY, SELL & SUCCEED

The CFE created a Business Opportunities webpage that serves as a way to help connect established businesses with potential entrepreneurs. In the midst of this pandemic, the Center has seen an increase in demand for established businesses for sale.

“Small businesses are integral to our region. The Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to keeping established business open by helping with seamless ownership transitions,” said Annette Weeks, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “Sustaining a longtime successful business is particularly critical to our communities in this new age of Covid.”

The Center has helped 15 businesses successfully transfer ownership to date. The Business Opportunities webpage is free for anyone to utilize.

To learn more, CLICK HERE.


CENTER OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

A center of Workforce Development has opened alongside Entrepreneurship at MWSU. Check out the website by CLICKING HERE. The Center for Workforce Development offers a wide range of developmental, professional and continuing education courses created to support our region’s workforce. Our fully online non-credit courses are affordable, fun and convenient.


A WEBINAR SERIES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Watch On-Demand for Free HERE

“Being an entrepreneur can sometimes be lonely and frustrating,” said Annette Weeks, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and host for the series of webinars. “This is one of the ways we can help small business owners stay connected.”

This is the list of On-Demand Webinars available to you. They were recorded in late-April.

How to Prepare Your Business Financials
Shelly Hulet with Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC
Are your financial statements helping you or hurting you?

SBA and Other Financial Options
Roni Mauer and Kleci Moss with MOKAN
How to ensure your business has the funding resources to sustain.

Pivoting Your Business Model in Hard Times
Mary Ingersoll with Inspiration Dance Studio
Strategies for keeping your business alive.

Creating/Updating a Business Plan for Going Forward
Annette Weeks with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Natalie Redmond with St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
Setting yourself up for success in moving forward.

Getting People to Your Business
Dr. Phillip Frank with Missouri Western State University’s Craig School of Business
Steps on how to effectively develop and implement a marketing plan.

Being at the Forefront on Social Media
Miu Sutton with the Center for Entrepreneurship
Elevate your social media by knowing the trends.

__________________________________________________

Visit our website for more information, learning and networking events, and free resources. You can also contact the CFE at 816-271-4283 or entrepreneurship@missouriwestern.edu.