The Missouri Small Business Development Center (Missouri SBDC) within The LearningForce at State Fair Community College will offer a four-session  launchU  course to help aspiring entrepreneurs gain knowledge and information that will help them set up their businesses for a solid start or improve businesses in initial stages.

The four sessions will be held Feb. 16, 23, and March 1 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Fielding Technical Center on the SFCC Sedalia campus. A light breakfast and lunch are included.

The course, priced at $300 per person, covers a comprehensive array of topics essential for any new business owner wanting to perfect their business feasibility plan, concept and pitch. LaunchU offers instructions from a certified facilitator, access to “LivePlan,” a cloud-based business planning software and the Missouri SBDC’s market research database. Participants can expect a supportive network, insight from local experts and feedback.

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Interested individuals should submit their applications by Jan. 20, 2024. To apply, go to For more information, contact Kelly Asbury, SFCC’s Missouri SBDC director at or (660) 596-7350. Partial Scholarships are available.

The Missouri SBDC at State Fair Community College is made possible through a funding partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, MU Extension and SFCC’s The LearningForce. The workshop is open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis, with accommodation for persons with disabilities upon request made at least two weeks in advance.

About Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC): The Missouri SBDC provides valuable resources and expert guidance to entrepreneurs and small business owners, fostering growth and success within local communities.

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