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eFactory: Starting a Small Business Veterans

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Missouri Veterans: Have you always wanted to start a business and are curious how to begin?

This free presentation is geared toward veterans interested in starting a new business in Missouri, but is open to all participants.  The program, part of National Veterans Small Business Week 2018 will cover the following topics:

What do you need to be legal in Missouri?

  • Forms of organization
  • Where to register with the state?
  • Do I need a Tax ID number?
  • Do I need an Employer Identification Number?

Is all of that accounting paperwork really necessary? 

  • Why and how do I keep track of sales and expenses?
  • Do I need to become a bookkeeper?
  • Do I really need accounting software?

How does someone get the funding?

  • What questions will the bank ask?
  • What paperwork will the bank need?
  • Is a bank my only option?

Do I really need insurance?

  • Why can’t I just use my personal insurance policies?
  • What are the various types of insurance?
  • What should be considered when determining insurance needs?

Insights from veteran, small business owners:

  • What we wish we knew before we started?
  • What are the three things everyone should consider?
  • Would we start it all over again?

How do I bid on government contracts?

  • How do I find those opportunities to bid on?

What SBA start-up resources are available for veterans?





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