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A black background with bright pinks and blues and yellows exploding on the page. There are 4 logos at the top, one for Kirkwood Public Library, one for the Small Business Development Center, one for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, and one for the Small Business Administration. Underneath the logos are the words, "In Person & Online. Design a Winning Sales Process." Design a winning sales process is in bright pink. Below that are two firework graphics, one in yellow and another in pink. Next to those two graphics are the words "with the SBDC" and "and Kirkwood Public Library." To the left of those words is a graphic of a stairstep image in white with black letters on each step that spell S, A, L, E, S (Sales) with an arrow going up each step. Along the bottom is a purple banner and in that purple banner in white text are the words, "Wednesday, 14 August at 1PM." At the bottom there is a Small Business Administration logo and next to it in small print it reads, "The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Colleen Mulvihill at cmulvihill@stlpartnership.com or 314-615-7694."

Design a Winning Sales Process presented by the SBDC Program

This course is designed for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to create an effective sales model to drive growth and profitability.  We’ll cover fundamental concepts and practical strategies for developing, implementing and optimizing a sales process tailored to your unique products, services, and culture. Key topics: Intro…

I Have a Great Business Idea! Now What? Presented by the SBDC

What are the first steps, to plan, test, and execute your great business idea? We’ll explore the first steps in designing your Business Model Canvas. What’s your big vision? How do you move from big idea to a step-by-step, implementable plan? Discussion topics: Are you a Big Picture Thinker or…

A black rectangle border around a cream background. In the center there are two images. In the image on the left, a man in a suit sits across from a person with long hair and a white shirt, he is pointing at a piece of paper with a pen. In the image on the right, a man in a blue sweater stands over a couple and points to a computer. The text at the top says "SBA Lending Workshop." Beneath the images it says, "kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org. Thursday, August 22nd at 1PM." The red and black Kirkwood Public Library logo is in the upper right-hand corner.

SBA Lending Workshop

Join Lead Lender Relations Specialist Tom Daiber, SBA St. Louis District Office, as he discusses SBA lending programs. He will also provide tips for submitting a successful loan application. Register below. Registration is recommended to keep up with any changes, but is required if you want the Zoom link.

Yellow and black shapes stick out of the main image of three people on a panel talking. A man in a black shirt, a woman with a blond ponytail in a khaki jacket is on a microphone, and a woman with black hair in a green dress sits watching her. The Text to the left in a black box reads, "Ask the SBA. Panel Discussion. Please Join Us. Wed June 26th | 12 PM. Kirkwood PUblic Library." The Kirkwood public library red and black logo is in the bottom right hand corner.

Ask the SBA Panel

Join SBA St. Louis District Office staff as we answer YOUR questions about what the SBA can do for you. Whether you are thinking of starting a small business or you’ve been a business owner for many years, SBA has something to offer you. Questions on starting a business, SBA…

A gavel sits on a desk with books behind it and a justice scale. Text Reads on a cream colored box, "Meet with a Lawyer Virtual Session. Get Your Legal ?s Answered. One-on-One Sessions | 30 Minutes Each Visit kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org/events for more details" There is a red logo in the upper left hand corner that reads "Kirkwood Public LIbrary. Discover More"

Virtual Legal Clinic for Small Businesses

If you’re just starting out in the business or nonprofit world and have questions for a lawyer, we’re hosting a legal clinic! Available by appointment, this virtual event will take place on zoom where you’ll meet one-on-one with a lawyer in a 30 minute session. Registration is required in order…

A yellow background with an image of a mixed-race and mixed gender team of 5 people pointing and looking at information over a desk. They are casually dressed. The text says, "Market Your Business like an ad agency* *On a small business budget." Below the text is a blue box with "Thursday July 18th at 1PM." the text is green. Underneath that box is white text that reads, "kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org"

Market Your Business Like an Ad Agency

Find out how to use FREE tools and resources that will enable you to make smart marketing and advertising decisions for your business. You’ll learn how to use library data resources like DemographicsNow, Statista, and other readily available sources to grow your business.  Registration is recommended to receive updates about…

A rectangular image with a cut out image on the right. The image is a person stamping an official document at a table. To the right is an image of a cartoon person holding a contract next to a building and in the upper left hand corner it says Government Contracting with the sba logo in the bottom left hand corner. Below this image is the text, "Government Contracting. May 21st at 10AM." Below that it says, "MO Contracting Corner: Doing Business w/Whiteman AFB 509th Contracting Squadron." To the right of that text there is all caps text that says, "AGENDA:" with 5 checkmarks below. Next to each of the five checkmarks is the text, "What we buy. How we buy. How does this impact me. How to win a contract. Current IDIQs." Below that it says, "LIVE! At the Kirkwood Public Library for a virtual presentation on the big screen! You will be able to ask questions in person. April 24th at 10AM." With a Kirkwood Public Library logo in the bottom right hand corner.

MO Contracting Corner: Doing Business w/Whiteman AFB 509th Contracting Squadron

Kirkwood Public Library is a satellite location for this online event. If you prefer you can come watch the event live in our meeting room. We will have the event streaming on our drop down screen, and you will have the ability to ask questions from the room!  Or you…

On a purple and teal background a woman's face is in the reflection of a window as she changes a business sign to open. The Kirkwood Public Library logo is in the upper right hand corner, and the Fortman-Spann law firm logo is int he upper right hand corner. Underneath the image of the business owner it says, "Wed, May 1st at 12PM. Buying A Franchise – Pros & Cons with FortmanSpann Law Firm"

Buying A Franchise – Pros & Cons with FortmanSpann Law Firm

If you are considering buying a franchise or already own a franchise, please join us for a program where attorney, Kelly Spann, with the FortmanSpann Law Firm will be discussing the pros and cons of becoming a franchisee, as well as helpful tips, insights, and warnings. Registration is recommended to…

A rectangular image with a cut out image on the left, including a smaller image in a circle over it. The larger image is two people shaking hands in suits next to a contract, and the smaller image in the circle is two people shaking hands over a table. To the right is an image of a cartoon person holding a contract next to a building and in the upper left hand corner it says Government Contracting with the sba logo in the bottom left hand corner. Below this image is the text, "Doing Business with Kansas City U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)." "Projects of Interest." with a check mark next to it. "Small Business Focus" with a check mark next to it. "USACE Networking" with a check mark next to it. "LIVE! At the Kirkwood Public Library for a virtual presentation on the big screen! You will be able to ask questions in person. April 24th at 10AM." With a Kirkwood Public Library logo in the bottom right hand corner.

Doing Business with Kansas City U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Kirkwood Public Library is a satellite location for this online event. If you prefer you can come watch the event live in our meeting room. We will have the event streaming on our drop down screen, and you will have the ability to ask questions from the room!  Or you…

A white rectangular image, with two images of people at the top, with text below. The image on the left at the top is a person in a pink sweater with a magnifying glass looking at different brightly colored paper cutouts of people. The image on the right is a woman in a yellow sweater handing a customer a bag with items they just purchased. Underneath it says, "SBDC & KPL Present" and then below that in larger print it says, "Target Marketing: Techniques and Research Strategies" Below that it reads, "Friday May 3rd at 10AM. Part of National Small Business Week." At the bottom is an SBA logo, Next to that in very small print it reads, "The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Colleen Mulvihill at cmulvihill@stlpartnership.com or 314-615-7694." There is also a Kirkwood Public Library red and black logo in the lower left hand corner.

Target Marketing: Techniques and Research Strategies Presented by the SBDC

This class will review essential skills to define and identify customer segments effectively. With market research resources, attendees will learn to gather valuable insights into consumer behaviors, preferences, and demographics. From analyzing market trends to segmenting potential customers, this course equips individuals with valuable tools to develop targeted marketing strategies….

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