Continuing Education Courses for Entrepreneurs
New in 2018, AltCap will be offering regular continuing education opportunities through the Grow Your Business Series. Open to aspiring and existing business owners, these workshops are designed to provide practical and timely education on managing your business finances.
The series is part of AltCap's larger initiative to help strengthen and grow Kansas City small businesses and will complement AltCap's business coaching and consulting services for borrowers. Interested participants should register online for individual courses through the links provided below.
All courses will be held at Plexpod @ Westport Commons located at 300 E 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Building Your E-Commerce Business
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lilly Dawson, Lily Dawson Designs; Andrew Morgans, Marknology; Jennifer Rosenblatt, Musicspoke
Building a profitable e-commerce business requires an efficient platform, payment technology, strategies to drive traffic and optimize conversions, and other best practices. Join us to hear from some of Kansas City’s most successful entrepreneurs as they share their experience building a business and brand online. Register online.
IRS Small Business Tax Planning
5:30 -7:00 pm
William Schmidt, Clinic Director of Kansas Legal Services, Inc.
Learn the basics of complying with IRS regulations, including business use of the home, self-employment tax, employee versus independent contractor, payroll taxes, and electronic filing (EFTPS). Also learn record keeping requirements for business expenses, including vehicle use. Presented by an experienced law attorney. Register online.
Accessing Capital for Your Small Business
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brande Stitt, Moderator
Growing your business often leads to a need for outside capital to expand. Do you know how much and what kind of funding you need? We'll share the difference between debt vs. equity funding, what types of funding are available to you in Kansas City, what lenders and investors expect and strategies to successfully get the funds you need. Register online.
Developing Cash Flow Projections
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rebecca Gubbels, UMKC Small Business Technology & Development Center
Understanding your company’s cash flow and the factors that impact it can help design business operations contribute to profitability. Join us for an end-of- year workshop that helps business owners recognize and incorporate financial lessons learned and create well-supported financial projections. This workshop will help owners analyze their revenue streams, create a cash flow statement, and consider financial technologies that can help create better reporting. Register online.