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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The First Steps to Starting a Business

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  
4747 Troost Ave, Kansas City MO map...

Description:

This four-hour offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding.

Registration:

Are you a recently unemployed or laid-off worker? There are scholarships available for this course through the Dislocated Workers program.

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$99.00

Facilitator:

Carmen DeHart, dehartc@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: (816) 235-6428




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Princeton, Jan-Mar 2014 (Session 10 of 11)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where:  
Stacy Multipurpose Center
1008 E Coleman Street, Princeton MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an ten-week strength training program for middle-aged and older adults. The program’s goal is to improve health and quality of life. The class will meet once a week.

We will incorporate warm-up exercises; simple strengthening exercises, with or without weights; and cool down stretches. Weights are provided for the class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring water bottle and towel.

Registration:

Call Janet at the Harrison County Extension office 660-425-6434 to register.

Registration
deadline:

1/15/2014

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$20.00
Scholarships are available.

Facilitator:

Janet M. Hackert, HackertJ@missouri.edu
Harrison County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 425-6434




Spring Entrepreneur Camp (Session 1 of 4)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
REDI & SBTDC Offices
500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia MO map...

Description:

It's Spring Break for many of the Colleges in the Columbia area. Time to get to work on your business, startup, or entrepreneurial idea. This week (Tuesday - Friday) local experts and serial entrepreneurs will be giving concise workshops to help your venture today and long-term.

Some Topics Include: Starting a Business, Project Management, Technology Commercialization, Lean Startup Methods, Digital Marketing, Angel Investing,
Understanding Financials, Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurial Stories, SBA Loan Preparation, and Creating a Business Plan.

Speakers will be given a white board, the internet, and their knowledge to share and co-learn with the group. Attendees will then break out and work on the specific knowledge they just learned as it applies to their idea or business.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
All are welcome and you don't have to make the entire week to come.

Registration
deadline:

3/28/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Olivia Gill, GillOS@umsystem.edu
University of Missouri SBTDC
phone: 573/884-8087




VITA Tax Service- Taney County OACAC (Ozarks Area Community Action Council) (Session 18 of 22)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:  
Taney County OACAC office.
610 S. Sixth St., Branson MO map...

Description:

VITA tax service and education. Clients meeting IRS eligibility for VITA service can make an appointment to have thier taxes done at no charge. Volunteers who do the taxes are trained and certified by the IRS and MU Extension. We do not do itemized taxes, business taxes or capital gains and losses.

Registration:

For more information and/or to schedule an appointment call Jan 15 or after: 417-546-4431 or 888-504-0443.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Nellie Lamers, LamersN@missouri.edu
Taney County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/546-4431




Adaptive Stay Strong, Stay Healthy--Callaway County (Session 9 of 9)

When:  Monday, March 17, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

Where:  
Callaway County Extension Center
5803 County Road 302, Fulton MO map...

Description:

This is an adaptive strength training program for clients of Callaway County Special Services.

Registration:

Register by contacting Callaway County Special Services.

Cost:

$25.00

Facilitator:

Lynda Zimmerman, ZimmermanL@missouri.edu
Cole County MU Extension Center
phone: 573/634-2824




AARP Walking Program (Session 3 of 4)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
St. Francis Fitness Plus
Mount Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau MO map...

Description:

A four part walking program is coordinated by several agencies to support successful aging.

Session topic:

Presentation on heart disease and it prevention

Class size:

50

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Mary Gosche, GoscheM@missouri.edu
Cape Girardeau County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 243-3581




Credit Repair-Single Session

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:  
3626 S Clark St, Mexico MO map...

Description:

Class is designed to teach individuals how to improve their credit and credit report scores.

Session topic:

Class is designed to teach students how to improve their credit and credit report scores.

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Virgil Woolridge, WoolridgeV@missouri.edu
Audrain County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 581-3231




Bi-lingual Tai Chi for Arthritis (Session 5 of 22)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  
Guadalupe Center
Kansas City MO

Description:

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an easy and effective exercise class, integrating the mind and body, that improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance. The class is based on the Tai Chi for Arthritis program supported by the Arthritis Foundation of America.

Cost:

$0.00




VITA Tax Service- OTC- Hollister Campus (Session 9 of 11)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
College of the Ozarks- Family & Consumer Science Building.
100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout MO map...

Description:

VITA tax service and education. Clients meeting IRS eligibility for VITA service can make an appointment to have thier taxes done at no charge. Volunteers who do the taxes are trained and certified by the IRS and MU Extension. We do not do itemized taxes, business taxes or capital gains and losses.

Registration:

For more information and/or to schedule an appointment call on or after Jan 15: 417-546-4431 or 888-504-0443.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Nellie Lamers, LamersN@missouri.edu
Taney County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/546-4431




Jasper County Master Gardener Level I training (Session 10 of 14)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Jasper County Central Annex
105 Lincoln, Carthage MO map...

Description:

The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri. Those trained through the program volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening. To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30 hour Core Course Training. Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back in approved University of Missouri Extension activities. A large percentage of volunteer hours is dedicated to providing assistance with the heavy workload of horticulture questions in county Extension offices. Through activities such as Extension hot lines, workshops, speakers bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.

Session topic:

Insects

Registration:

Contact the Jasper County Extension Center for an application and registration information.

Registration
deadline:

2/5/2014

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$150.00
Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners are providing scholarships to pay part of the fee. See application for details.

Facilitator:

Janet C. LaFon, LafonJ@missouri.edu
Jasper County MU Extension Center
phone: (417) 358-2158




Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Ridgeway, Jan-Mar 2014 (Session 10 of 11)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:  
Ridgeway School
305 Main Street, Ridgeway MO map...

Description:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an ten-week strength training program for middle-aged and older adults. The program’s goal is to improve health and quality of life. The class will meet once a week.

We will incorporate warm-up exercises; simple strengthening exercises, with or without weights; and cool down stretches. Weights are provided for the class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring water bottle and towel.

Registration:

Call Janet at the Harrison County Extension office 660-425-6434 to register.

Registration
deadline:

1/15/2014

Class size:

25

Event full:

No

Cost:

$10.00
Scholarships are available.

Facilitator:

Janet M. Hackert, HackertJ@missouri.edu
Harrison County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 425-6434




The Basics of Writing a Business Plan

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City MO map...

Description:

This two-hour offering is for current and future business owners and entrepreneurs who have little or no knowledge of writing a business plan.

"The Basics of Writing a Business Plan" is designed for business owners and managers who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. During this course, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be included.

Participants will also get tips on writing style to make the business plan easier to understand and more professional in appearance. Participants will leave this session with a greater understanding of what their business plan should look like and how to get started writing one.

It will also provide guidelines for style and appearance to help create a professional look for your business plan.

Discussions are facilitated by business counselors who will help you examine your individual situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas. You'll learn from other participants and have a host of valuable resources available to you.

Registration:

Are you a recently unemployed or laid-off worker? There are scholarships available for this course through the Dislocated Workers program.

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$49.00

Facilitator:

Carmen DeHart, dehartc@umkc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City SBTDC
phone: (816) 235-6428




Cooking Matters for Kids (Session 4 of 6)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Sessions will be held at our River Market Office Location
105 E. 5th St, Kansas City MO map...

Session topic:

Cooking Matters for Kids is designed to teach kids basic nutrition, cooking skills, and meal planning.

Registration
deadline:

2/19/2014

Class size:

12

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Angela Lanigan, LaniganA@missouri.edu
phone: 816/482-5850




Intergenerational Science (Session 7 of 12)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  
Boone Elementary School

Description:

Help youth learn and explore natural resources in Missouri. Missouri Master Naturalists will teach a variety of workshops about forest, fish, and wildlife resources with hands-on activities to engage youth learning and sharing.

Cost:

$0.00




Taking Care of YOU: Body-Mind-Spirit (Session 4 of 8)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where:  
Unity Center of Columbia
1600 W Broadway, Columbia MO map...

Description:

Good intentions to take care of yourself can be pushed out of reach by the demands on your time and attention. You may overextend yourself trying to meet the needs of others, face daily responsibilities or live up to expectations. These demands can lead to feeling stressed or burned out.

Life is full of choices...and those choices affect the body, mind and spirit. The Taking Care of YOU program is designed to help you deal with life's stress, make wise choices and explore ways to live a healthier life.

During this 8-week program you will learn practical strategies to help you deal with the stress in your life. Managing life's challenges in healthy ways allows you to take better care of yourself and your overall health. Each week you will explore topics through small group discussion, self-reflection and activities. You will learn ways to:
- Become more aware of the mind-body connection and how to use this awareness for better health.
- Develop habits that can lead to a healthier you.
- Respond rather than react to the stress in your life.
- Discover opportunities in life's challenges.
- Find ways to bring more joy into your life.
- Simplify your life.
- Live more in the moment.

Registration:

To register or for more information, contact Vera Massey at 573-445-9792 or masseyv@missouri.edu
 more...

Registration
deadline:

2/25/2014

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$35.00

Facilitator:

Vera Massey, masseyv@missouri.edu
Boone County MU Extension Center
phone: (573) 445-9792




FastTrac - First Step (Session 11 of 24)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
Macon County Economic Development
410 N Missouri St Ste D, Macon MO map...

Session topic:

Look into great marketing ideas. Market Analysis, Demographic study of the area and discussing their potential customer demographics.

Class size:

10

Event full:

No

Cost:

$65.00
The Alternative Fee is that you will receive the $65.00 in return if You complete the project.

Facilitator:

Christopher Shoemaker, shoemakercl@missouri.edu
Macon County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/385-2173




Operation JumpStart (Session 5 of 12)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
920 Broadway, Cape Girardeau MO map...

Description:

Operation JumpStart is a hands-on training program designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs determine the feasibility of their business ideas while building essential business planning and preparation skills. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition, marketing and cash flow management.

Session topic:

Participants will receive ideas on where to get the information they need about the industry and competition and learn the tools needed to complete the Market Analysis

Registration:

Register by calling 573-651-2929 or by email - gervin@semo.edu

Registration
deadline:

3/10/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Glenna Ervin, gervin@semo.edu
Southeast Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 573/986-6084




Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance (Session 3 of 5)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Velma Houts Fair Building
201 E US Hwy 136, Rock Port MO map...

Session topic:

SMQA Rock Port 3/25/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Amie Schleicher, schleichera@missouri.edu
Atchison County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 744-6231




Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, St. Peters (Session 9 of 10)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where:  
St. Charles County Extension Center
260 Brown Rd, Saint Peters MO map...

Description:

Builds on the fitness base acquired through the basic Stay Stong, Stay Health program by adding new, more conplex upper and lower body strength-training exercise, core exercises, balance movements and stretches. There are ten weeks of exercise sessions plus an orientation and pre-assessment session. The program concludes with a post-assessment during the last session. Pre-registration is required.

Session topic:

Exercise

Registration:

Call 636-970-3000 to register or for more information. VISA Master Card and Discover accepted.

Registration
deadline:

1/23/2014

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00
Those who attend all sessions and complete pre and post assessments will receive a $20 refund.

Facilitator:

Linda Rellergert, RellergertL@missouri.edu
St. Charles County MU Extension Center
phone: 636/970-3000




FastTrac GrowthVenture - Piedmont (Session 4 of 10)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Clearwater Middle School Library
RT 4 Box 1004, Piedmont MO map...

Description:

FastTrac GrowthVenture helps existing entrepreneurs analyze their current business situation to identify the best opportunities for growth. Budgeting, sales strategies, management team roles, operational systems and business plan implementation are key areas of emphasis. The course also facilitates networking between entrepreneurs and professionals.

Session topic:

Entrepreneurs develop a preliminary financial forecast and detailed budget that will be adjusted throughout the program to establish profitability and cash flow.

Registration:

There is no fee for the class but registration is required. Funding for this opportunity was provided by the Delta Regional Authority. All participants will receive a textbook and handouts.

Registration
deadline:

2/14/2014

Class size:

20

Event full:

No

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Kevin Anderson, andersonkl@missouri.edu
Butler County MU Extension Center
phone: 573/686-8064




Cooking Matters - River Market Office (Session 5 of 6)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Registration
deadline:

2/20/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Angela Lanigan, LaniganA@missouri.edu
phone: 816/482-5850




2014 Master Gardeners of Greene County Core Training (Session 11 of 16)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield MO map...

Description:

An intensive in-depth training for those interested in the Master Gardener program. Preregistration and acceptance into the class is required.

Session topic:

Insects and Integrated Pest Management

Registration:

Contact the Greene County University of Missouri Extension office at 417-881-8909 for registration details.

Class size:

50

Event full:

No

Cost:

$150.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Canceled: Low Cost Home Energy Savings Tips and Tools Workshop

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Saline County MU Extension Center

353 S Lafayette St, Marshall MO map...



Extension Council Meetings (Session 37 of 42)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Lewis County Extension Office.
104 E. Jefferson St., Monticello MO map...

Description:

Lewis County Extension Council Meeting

Session topic:

The Lewis County Extension Council will meet to conduct regular business.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Zachary Erwin, erwinz@missouri.edu
Adair County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/665-9866




Lincoln County 4-H Council Meeting (Session 6 of 6)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Rhonda Shafer, ShaferR@missouri.edu
Lincoln County MU Extension Center
phone: 636/528-4613




Schuyler County Jr. Livestock Committee Meetings (Session 7 of 10)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patricia Wiggins, WigginsP@missouri.edu
Scotland County MU Extension Center
phone: (660) 465-7255




Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance (Session 2 of 2)

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  
Lincoln County Fairgrounds hall
Fairgrounds road, Troy MO map...

Description:

Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance curriculum will be presented to 4-H and FFA members and parents involved with meat animal projects.

Session topic:

4-H and FFA members enrolled in food animal projects including beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, meat and dairy goats, rabbits and poultry will complete the appropriate level of SMQA certification to be considered eligible for their project.

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Wayne Shannon, ShannonS@missouri.edu
Lincoln County MU Extension Center
phone: (636) 528-4613




Thistle Control Meeting

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Cedar County Courthouse
Second Floor Courtroom
113 South Street , Stockton MO map...

Description:

Speakers/Topics
“Cedar County Thistle Law” by Rick Pohlsander, Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney

“Thistle Control on Your Property” by Tim Schnakenberg, Stone County MU Extension Agronomy Specialist

Registration:

For questions on the meeting or more information contact the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-276-3313.

Registration
deadline:

3/24/2014

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Davis, DavisMP@missouri.edu
Cedar County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/276-3313




Linn County Extension Council Meeting- March

When:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Brookfield Area Economic Development Office
207 N Main St, Brookfield MO map...

Session topic:

Council meeting

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Valerie Tate, tatev@umsystem.edu
Linn County MU Extension Center
phone: 660/895-5123