Entrepreneurship Week, a series of workshops and events, will be held July 12 – 16, 2021 at Missouri Western State University. Hosted by the Craig School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and sponsored by Tolly & Associates Insurance Agency; Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC; and Murphy, Taylor, Siemens & Elliot, PC; the weeklong program is targeted toward local business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, college students, and those curious about the skills needed to run a small business.

Experts and business professors will offer small, personalized sessions at various times throughout the week. Sessions include “How to Write a Business Plan” with Annette Weeks, “Protecting Your Business” with Tolly & Associates and Murphy, Taylor, Siemens & Elliot, PC, “Increase Your Sales” with Professor Casey Bell, “Quickbooks” with Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC, “Creating a Marketing Plan” with Dr. Phillip Frank, “Social Media for Small Business Owners” with Miu Edlin and More! All of the sessions are open to the community and students. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. You can register online at csb-cfe.missouriwestern.edu or by calling or emailing the Center for Entrepreneurship, 816-271-4283 or entrepreneurship@missouriwestern.edu.

The week will also feature a special edition of Cup of Joe, which will take place at Restoration Natatorium located on 117 Francis Street, downtown St. Joseph on Wednesday, July 14. Door open at 8:30 a.m. and presentations starts at 9 a.m.

The final day of Entrepreneurship Week, Friday, July 16, is the capstone business luncheon, with a guest speaker, Joe Gray with Gray Manufacturing, will be held at noon in the Fulkerson Center. Tickets for lunch are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Because seating is limited, we suggest that you register for the luncheon prior to July 12.

At the luncheon, winners of the Emerging Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced. The awards recognize two outstanding entrepreneurs. Nominations for Emerging Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur of the Year are being accepted through March 9. You can find nomination forms and instructions online at csb-cfe.missouriwestern.edu/entrepreneurship-week/.

For more information or to register for any of the events, call the Center for Entrepreneurship office at 816-271-4283 or email entrepreneurship@missouriwestern.edu. You can also visit the CFE website at csb-cfe.missouriwestern.edu/.