Sedalia, Missouri – Nov. 1, 2022 – The Missouri Small Business Development Center at State Fair Community College is offering launchU sessions to help aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners gain knowledge and information that will help them set up their businesses for a solid start or improve businesses still in early stages. The course is sponsored by Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce and Co-Mo Connect and open to anyone to apply.
The 4-session course will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays starting Jan. 13 and concluding Feb. 3 at Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, 739 US-54, Camdenton. Cost is $300 per person; light breakfast and lunch included. Partial scholarships are available. Application deadline is Dec. 15.
LaunchU offers instruction from a certified facilitator and a startup handbook; feedback in small group activities; and insight from local experts. Participants will receive access to LivePlan cloud-based business planning software and market research provided by the Missouri SBDC at SFCC. Support from a network of coaches and peers is another launchU benefit.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have completed a Small Business Association approved business feasibility plan and determined if their business concept is workable. Participants can develop and perfect their business pitch and compete in an in-class pitch competition.
To apply for the program and/or a scholarship, go to https://bit.ly/launchULOZ. People also may contact Paige Jones, Missouri SBDC business consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 693-9010. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
The Missouri SBDC at State Fair Community College is made possible through a partnership with the federal Small Business Administration, the University of Missouri Extension and SFCC’s The LearningForce.