How to start a business in Blue Springs
Saturday, October 8th
10:00am - Noon
Have you ever wanted to open your own business but were a bit intimidated by the process? This two-hour class will walk you through the multiple steps of how to open and grow your business in Blue Springs. Learn about local resources in the Blue Springs community that can help you write a business plan, organize your business structure, find the right location, and how to go about receiving local, state and federal licensing. The class also features information about how to avoid costly miss-steps and local resources available to growing businesses.
The Business of Food Trucks Workshop
Sunday, October 23rd
Noon - 6:00pm
Green Hill Branch, MCPL
Green Hills Community Room 1 and 2
Want to start a food truck? Not sure where to start, or maybe how to finish what you've started? Learn the business of food trucks from the experts at this full-day event designed to walk you through the steps of opening your own food truck business. Come ready to learn how to plan your cuisine, equipment, business model, brand, financials (including funding), and of course, to ask your questions. You will also have the opportunity to sample food truck cuisine and tour a food truck. Your menu can be all about your personal style, but when it comes to running a profitable food truck, make sure you get the facts.
Identify the next steps for starting your food truck.
Find out what information you need to gather so that you can take those next steps (HINT: Call the Health Department!)
Explore follow up opportunities to build your skills in digital marketing,
This program is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Registration is required.
Business Model Canvas Workshop
Tuesday, October 25th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Blue Ridge Branch, MCPL
Is your business model working? Join Kimberly Beer to learn how to stop the chaos and create meaningful direction in your business while ensuring your business idea is solid. Ideal for new entrepreneurs looking to define their concept and seasoned business owners who want to prevent the dreaded three- and five-year business slumps.
• Leave with a business skill that you can apply to current and future growth projects
• Gain a better understanding of your customer's pains and gains to use in marketing
• Identify insights on how to improve and expand your current and future business ideas
For more information and to register for any of these events, visit