SCORE Kansas City and the U.S. Small Business Administration Honor Black History Month.
Feb 09, 2021
Kansas City, MO - SCORE Kansas City and the U.S. Small Business Administration will present Celebrating Black Business Ownership - Making Your Dream a Reality, a virtual event on February 16, 17 and 18, from noon – 2 pm each day.
Entrepreneurs and experts from the Kansas City region will share resources and experiences to address the key issues challenging Black entrepreneurs.
SCORE Kansas City is working with community businesses in the SCORE Community Strategic Alliance to support the sustainable growth and expansion of Black entrepreneurs and businesses through mentorship, training, and engagement with financial support.
The three-day event brings to life the critical junctures in small business: starting, growing and financing a business. Keynote speakers include Kira Cheree’ Hopkins of Entrepreneur Business Basics, Leonard Graham of Taliaferro and Browne and Davyeon Ross of ShotTracker, plus additional speakers and panelists, who will share their challenges and how they addressed obstacles in their business journey.
The Celebrating Black Business Ownership event is offered free of charge, with registration at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qdjt7ycab&oeidk=a07ehiu9rfg5e83f521.
During this time of health and economic crisis, all SCORE workshops are offered free of charge via Zoom. Registration for upcoming workshops is available at https://kansascity.score.org/content/take-workshop-222.
Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. In 2020 the Kansas City SCORE chapter served 7,600 clients with confidential free mentoring and workshops and has been awarded the National Diversity and Inclusion Award and Best MidWest chapter of the year. The local office is at the UMKC Economic Development building at 4747 Troost, Kansas City, MO. Visit www.kansascity.score.org. Follow @SCOREMentors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About SCORE COMMUNITY STRATEGIC ALLIANCE (SCSA)
The alliance of SCORE Kansas City and Black business owners supports the sustainable growth and expansion of Black entrepreneurs and businesses through mentorship, training, and engagement with sources of financial support. The SCSA promotes economic empowerment, eliminates barriers to opportunity and fosters communication with minority businesses, the largest potential growth sector in our economy. We work to positively impact the communities in which we live and work.
Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration - Kansas City District Office
The SBA Kansas City District Office serves 61 counties in western Missouri and 28 in eastern Kansas and oversees a branch office in Springfield, Missouri. The office serves a population of more than four million people with its nearly 350,000 small businesses. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/mo.