Mid-Continent Public Library is bringing its popular Small Business Bootcamp to Blue Springs on May 19.
You won’t have to do any push-ups, but you will be exposed to practical advice on starting and growing your own company.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the CJC Fire Protection District Training Center, 4715 U.S. Highway 40.
While the Small Business Bootcamp is free, you do have to register in advance. Save your spot at www.mymcpl.org/squareone.
“We’re very excited to offer another Small Business Bootcamp for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners,” said Amy Fisher, who leads MCPL’s Square One Small Business Services team.
“At Square One, our mission is to fuel the local economy by supporting members of the small business community in their endeavors. Programs like our business bootcamps not only provide valuable, hands-on education by esteemed professionals, they also serve as a platform for making new connections that could help propel a business toward its goals.”
The Small Business Bootcamp on May 19 will lead off with a talk from Gene DeClue, the owner of Rock & Run Brewery and Pub.
DeClue’s presentation will be followed by a string of breakout sessions:
- “Telling Your Business Story” with Santina Cessor, owner of Threads Studio
- “Social Media for Small Businesses” with Sarah Mote, marketing director at KCSourceLink
- “Top 5 Reasons Businesses Fail” with Terri S. Turner, founder of TST Business Strategies, and Bob Martin, managing partner at Martin Marketing
- “How to Keep Your Volunteers” with Brent Lager, founder and president of The Call Kansas City
- “From Employee to Entrepreneur” with Stephanie Zamora, CEO and conductor at Assurance Security
- “How Do I Know When It’s Time to Grow My Business?” with Tammy Ogren, Ph.D., partner at MORF Consulting and owner of Spicy Guys Pretzels
“There is a natural partnership between the City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Mid-Continent Public Library system as we are all committed to innovation, entrepreneurship, and fostering a strong business community,” Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross said.
“We are excited to host this event in our community, and I encourage all local business owners to sign up early and take advantage of this excellent training opportunity.”