Learn Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies at IEDC’s Upcoming Training Course

Learn Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies at IEDC’s Upcoming Training Course

International Economic Development Council

Date: April 30 – May 1
Location: Kansas City, MO

Register by Thursday, April 16 and save $50!

Small businesses stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services and promote the diversification of the economic base. As large businesses downsize, communities must promote new business startups and support systems for smaller businesses. Identify the tools economic developers need to create a climate that caters to small businesses. Learn the characteristics of entrepreneurs and small business owners, the barriers they face and how communities can promote their development.

• Characteristics of entrepreneurs and small business owners
• Promoting small business development in your community
• Identifying and addressing the needs of entrepreneurs
• Providing technical assistance
• Growth potential for microenterprises
• Development of business incubators
• How to attract private investors and lenders
• Micro-lending programs, SBA programs, venture capital and other innovative financing tools

View the training course webpage: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_ESBDS_MO

Check out our instructor biographies: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_ESBDS_MO#instructors

Register today: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_ESBDS_MO#registration

Maria Meyers
Director, UMKC Innovation Center
Network Builder, KCSourceLink

Joel Wiggins
President & CEO
Enterprise Center of Johnson County

Don Macke
RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

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Blue Springs, MO 64014
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Hotel Rate: $79 single/double
Hotel cut-off date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Posted April 8, 2009

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