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Burns and McDonnell Headquarters
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

8:00am - 4:00pm CST

Tentative Agenda:
8:00 - 9:00Registration/Networking/Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:00 Panel
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Speaker
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Speakers
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch/Networking
1:00 - 4:00Business Matchmaking
1:00 - 2:00 Breakout Session A
  A-1: Making Kansas City and International Trading Hub
 Experts from government and industry will discuss export and international trade programs and opportunities here in the Kansas City area. Discussion will center on how small businesses can enter and participate in this fast growing market opportunity.
  A-2: Are You Bankable: A Lender's Perspective
 Experienced lending professionals who actively work in the small business market will discuss what makes a start-up or existing business bankable and what is considered when making that important loan decision for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
2:15 - 3:15Breakout Session B
  B-1: Contracting with the Government
 Representatives from counseling, government contracting, and small business ownership will discuss how small business owners can capitalize on the many opportunities of working with government agencies.
 B-2: From Small to Big - The Dynamics of Growing Your Business
 Professional counselors and advisors from the Small Business Development Centers of Missouri and Kansas, SCORE, and the Kauffman Foundation alongside successful business owner Danny O’Neill, The Roasterie, will discuss the challenges and opportunities in growing your small business
3:15 - 4:00Attendees Depart