The week, March 27-31, includes multiple workshops put on by Missouri Western faculty members for local business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, college and high school students and anyone interested in learning more about running a small business.
Annette Weeks is the Director of Entrepreneurship at Missouri Western’s Craig School of Business. She said Entrepreneurship Week is one of Missouri Western’s ways of giving back to the community.
“There’s 5,594 businesses licensed in St. Joseph, out of those, 80% of the establishments are nine employees or less,” Weeks said. “Twenty-one percent of the jobs are from the very small businesses so those are the ones we focus on. They’re not the ones that can afford to have an HR Department or afford to have a full time accounting department so those are the entrepreneurs that we want to assist.”
Some of the workshops during the week include “How to Write a Business Plan,” “Artists as Entrepreneurs,” “Social Media Tools for Small Businesses,” and “Using Excel for Beginners.”
James Adkins is a professor at the Craig School of Business and will be holding workshops on QuickBooks and more.
Entrepreneurship Week runs Monday through Friday on the Missouri Western campus with a Capstone Business Luncheon on Friday. Workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the luncheon.
For more information or to register for any of the events, call the Center for Entrepreneurship office at (816) 271-4283 or click here.