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Sign Up for Small Business Bootcamp on May 19 in Blue Springs

Sign Up for Small Business Bootcamp on May 19 in Blue Springs


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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.

The workshop is being presented by the library’s Square One Small Business Services, the City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce. The Kauffman Foundation helps fund the event.

“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:

“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.”

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