Business Educational Speaker Series

Business Educational Speaker Series2020-09-03T05:09:04+00:00

This program, born out of our community’s participation in the Growth in the Rural Ozarks program, is being developed for four primary reasons:

1. Education: Through our regional economic development efforts, we have identified a need to help our local business owners access more impactful business-related information.

2. Collaboration and Customization: We also recognize that, individually, our communities are small and limited in our resources. So we are partnering with neighboring communities to jointly develop a program that is customized to our unique needs.

3. Action: Our speakers will include people who have “been there and done that.” They have had real-life, practical experiences.

4. Impact : We also aspire to provide our business leaders free and easy to use tools that you would be able to apply into your business the very same day.

What can you expect:

  • An opportunity to learn business concept
  • Opportunity to access free or low cost tools
  • Access to business experts who could provide you on-going support and guidance.

Next Session

All events will be recorded and made available one week after the event

Previous Session

Webinar: August 20, 2020, |What Lies Ahead for Businesses
Dan Mehan,
CEO & President,
Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Webinar: July 16, 2020, |Business Legal Implications and Risk
Travis A. Elliott,
Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.

Webinar: June 18, 2020, |Business Financial considerations
Justin Patterson,
Grey Oak Financial, LLC

Webinar: June 11, 2020, |Legal Outlook for Small and Mid-Size Businesses in Missouri
Matt Panik,
V.P. of Governmental Affairs

Webinar: May 21, 2020, | Journey and confessions of a small rural-town business owner
Pati Sigman,
Founder, Pencil Skirts by Pati

Webinar: April 16, 2020, |Make social media marketing work for Your business
Lance Coffman
Business Consultant, Mo SBDC (MSU)

Webinar: March 19, 2020, |Driving small town entrepreneurship
Rachel Anderson
Director, efactory (MSU)

Webinar: November 21, 2019, |Starting a Business or Non-Profit Organization
Travis A.Elliott
Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.

Webinar: October 17, 2019, |Finding and Keeping Good People.
Brandon Welsh
President & Chief of Strategy,
Frank & Maven

Webinar: September 19, 2019, |How can business and community leaders help advance their communities?
Teresa Snyder, Executive Director
Missouri Community Betterment

Webinar: August 22, 2019, |Mobilizing for 2020 US Census: A local economic opportunity.
Jason Ray - Director,SMCOG

Webinar: June 20, 2019, |How to launch and expand your virtual business on Amazon.
Neel Kumar-CEO & Founder at ITIS Inc.

Webinar: May 16, 2019, | Looking to Lead : How informed citizenry can drive economic growth.
Presented by Scott Meyer-City Manager of Cape Girardeau

Webinar: April 25, 2019, | How Missouri S&T Small Business Development Center can help you boost your small business!
Presented by Karen Leatherman & Travin Shelton

Webinar: March 21, 2019, | MO DED: Your best small business partner!
Presented by Luke Holtschneider

Webinar: February 21, 2019, | How small businesses can win with Technology!
By Scott Jones

Webinar: November 15, 2018, | Transform your business from a cash-eating monster to a money-making machine.
By Hrishue Mahalaha

Webinar: October 18, 2018, | Eleven legal mistakes business owners make.
By Michele Marxkors Kelsaw

Webinar: September 20, 2018, | Managing business ethics and legal risks in an increasingly volatile world.
By Bob Stephens

Webinar: August 16, 2018 | Driving profits through targeted Marketing and Sales.
By Tim Smith

Webinar: July 19, 2018 | How can your business benefit from our local economic development efforts. By Hrishue Mahalaha