Friday, February 7, 2014

KCKCC’s 2014 Business Solution Series continues next week

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The 2014 Business Solution Series at Kansas City Kansas Community College will continue next week with its second session focusing on financing options for businesses.

The breakfast is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at KCKCC,  Flint Building. During the session, “Financing Your Business – Startup and Expansion,” experts will share startup financing options as well as funding options for business expansion.

Panel members include Brande Stitt, Kansas Women’s Business Center; Patrick Hosty, Valdes & Moreno Inc. and Cindy Dunn, First State Bank & Trust.

This is the second of five monthly breakfast meetings designed to help further economic expansion in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties.

The cost is $10 and reservations can be made by contacting KCKCC Workforce Development at 913-288-7210 or by email at

“The Business Solutions Series promotes networking, information sharing and creating awareness for small business owners and entrepreneurs,” said Marisa Gray, business development liaison for KCKCC’s Workforce Development. “If you are looking for financial resources or want to learn more about your options, this is an opportunity to engage with experts in the field.”

The final three meetings to be held include:
  • March 11 – Business Share. Two local entrepreneurs will present their startups to a community of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs. The business sharing will prepare a five-minute presentation and then engage in 20 minutes of feedback and discussion with the audience.
  • April 4 – Innovation Summit. Local entrepreneurs will pitch their newest ideas to venture capitalists and investors.
  • May 13 – Affordable Care Act. Insurance can be complicated, especially as a business owner. Ask questions to expert panelists to make the complicated simple.
The series is developed and created by KCKCC Workforce Development in conjunction with the Wyandotte Economic Development Council, Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, the Unified Government of KCK-Wyandotte County, the Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Leavenworth County Development Corporation.

For more information about the Business Solutions Series, contact Marisa Gray at or by phone at 913-288-7659.