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October 2010
Equity Matters: The Route to NASDAQ
Understand the sources and uses of capital to sustain and grow your business.

Imagine your company's name flashing across the big screen on Time Square as you ring the NASDAQ bell. You've arrived. There are many routes to get you there, but only one is the best for your company. Which route is right for you? Registration is only $40 to attend!


November 11, 2010

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Kauffman Foundation

4801 Rockhill Rd

Kansas City, MO 64110


To Register: CLICK HERE


Questions: eqm@springboardenterprises.org or call 202-242-6282 


Brought to you by Springboard Enterprises, Women's Business Center, Women's Capital Connection, OneKC for Women and Angel Capital Association


October Spotlight for National Association of Women Business Owners - Kansas City
This is a free event to NAWBO-KC members and guests

Nikki Shepard is a Financial Representative at Guardian Life and the current Secretary for the Kansas City chapter. She will be sharing her success story and providing additional information about Guardian. Join us for a time of networking with other women business owners and learn about the services Guardian offer.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Guardian Life 
7311 W. 130th Street Suite 130
Overland Park, KS 66213


Email info@nawbokc.org to register for this event.

ITSOkc Digital Marketing Workshops Continue with New Workshops
Wordpress 3.X - Administration & Web Design

You will learn how to install professional themes, create Pages, Posts, Links, Categories, work with Widgets, and install basic plugins. The power that WordPress puts in your hands will surprise you. Most of all,  you will be delighted with WHAT YOU CAN DO with WordPress.


The WordPress 3.x workshops require a laptop computer and a good understanding of using an internet browser. Please check with us prior to class if you have any doubt if your laptop is compatible or if you have the skills needed.


Get ready to create your own website!   These classes are destined to be among our most popular so REGISTER NOW! Each workshop is $20

Part 1 - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Part 2 - Wednesday, November 10, 2010

9:00 - 10:30 am

Women's Business Center
8527 Bluejacket Street

Lenexa, KS 66214


Email jmathews@kansaswbc.com to register for this event.


Employee vs. independent contractor: seven tips for business owners
IRS Roundup

As a small business owner you may hire people as independent contractors or as employees. There are rules that will help you determine how to classify the people you hire. This will affect how much you pay in taxes, whether you need to withhold from your workers' paychecks and what tax documents you need to file.


CLICK HERE to find out what seven things every business owner should know about hiring people as independent contractors versus hiring them as employees.


Originally posted by the Missour Small Business & Technology Development Centers.


IRS releases form to help small businesses claim new health care tax credit.
From the Internal Revenue Service

The IRS has posted a draft of Form 8941 on IRS.gov. Both small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use the form to calculate the credit. A small business will then include the amount of the credit as part of the general business credit on its income tax return.


Tax-exempt organizations will instead claim the small business health care tax credit on a revised Form 990-T. The Form 990-T is currently used by tax-exempt organizations to report and pay the tax on unrelated business income. Form 990-T will be revised for the 2011 filing season to enable eligible tax-exempt organizations - even those that owe no tax on unrelated business income - also to claim the small business health care tax credit.


Read the full article by CLICKING HERE to read the original posting by Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center.


The Un-Chef Off
NBC Action News Anchors Curtis Jay and Keith King will go head to head in a culinary throw-down

Each anchor will have one hour to prepare his favorite recipe. Guests will cheer on their favorite "Un-Chef" and then have the chance to judge the meals and crown the champion. Three guest judges will be chosen from a drawing. More fabulous raffle prizes will also be available.


Space is limited. $35 reservation includes drink ticket and light refreshments. Click here to pay online.


Email DevelopmentCoordinator@NewhouseShelter.org or call (816) 462-0502 for more information.


Wednesday, October 27th


The Culinary Studio at Function Junction, Crown Center
2450 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64108


Futurallia KC 2011
Meet with more than 800 potential business partners from around the world in 2 days

 Futurallia is an international business-to-business, speed-networking event. Over 800 countries from 30 different countries are expected to come to Kansas City next May. This is a great opportunity for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to connect with people from around the United States and the world in order to do business.


May 18-20, 2011




Setting Up and Running an Advisory Board Workshop
Presented by the Enterprise Center of Johnson County

This workshop covers why your business might be a good candidate to have an advisory board, how you set one up, how you compensate the board members, what the ideal board member looks like and how to develop a strategy to recruit them.  Tips and suggestions will be included to help ensure that you are ready to manage advisory board meetings and gain the outcomes you are looking for. It will cover what is required for a successful meeting and what information you should provide to your board members .


October 28, 2010

11 am - 1 pm, $25

Enterprise Center of Johnson County

8527 Bluejacket Street

Lenexa, KS 66214

Visit www.ecjc.com to register


GovFest 2010
What Government Information Can Do For Your Business

Learn how government services can help your business. Event will feature exhibitors and several sessions throughout the day.


Exhibitor Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Main Gallery area.

Program Hours: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Carmack Community Room

Reception: 5 - 6 p.m.


Drop by on November 18. There is no cost to attend and no reservations are required. CLICK HERE to learn more

November 18, 2010

Free to attend

Central Resource Library

9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, Kan. 66212
(913) 826-4600


Supporting Women & High-growth Entrepreneurship
Posted by Mark Marich, from the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

While data show that women start more than 50 percent of all businesses, their participation in high-growth startups remains extremely low. In an effort to change this, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to Astia, a premier business accelerator that works with women-led startups. The grant represents a commitment from both organizations to strategically work together to advance the participation of women in high-growth entrepreneurship.


Funding from the Foundation will be used to increase the reach of the Astia Doing It Right program for entrepreneurs. Doing It Right is a comprehensive program - designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs - that begins with six days of panels and workshops conducted by serial entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts, followed by two months of personalized advice from industry experts.


Read the full blog post here


In This Issue
NAWBO October Event
ITSOkc workshops
IRS Update
Fundraiser for New House Shelter
Futurallia KC 2011
Advisory Board Workshop
GovFest 2010
Women & High-Growth Entrepreneurship
Job Fair 2010

The Women's Business Center
The Women's Business Center offers mentoring, resources, and consulting to women in the Kansas City Metropolitan area who wish to become an entrepreneur or who are currently operating their own business.  Through business consulting, classes, workshops, networking, and peer mentoring the WBC is the key to running a successful business for Kansas City's women.


Find out how the Women's Business Center can help you. Click here to learn more!


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Events from the Women's Employment Network
4th Annual KC wenJob Fair

This event is open to the public, all job seekers are encouraged to attend, there is no registration fee, and parking will be validated for up to 3 hours. For More information about the event click here


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Crown Center

2345 McGee Street

Kansas City, MO 64108


Basic Booth Package - $300 & Advance Booth Package $500


For more information or to register for a booth, contact Amie Hankel at 816-595-1297 & ahankel@kcwen.org