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LaunchU is a 7 week award-winning microenterprise development program that combines a nationally-recognized curriculum, coaching, and mentoring to help you determine whether your business idea is a feasible opportunity. Topics covered include: concept development, market research, competition profiling, pricing, and financial projections. By the end of the course, you will have a completed feasibility plan to determine next steps for launching your business idea and to help secure any needed financing.

This program is designed specifically for microentrepreneurs, business owners who will be starting up on a shoestring budget and employing five or fewer employees at the start of their business, and is open to both men and women, targeted toward those at or below the median income level, and offered at a very discounted price.

The program is used in over 100 locations across the U.S. to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business, even when they have little or no business background. Attendance at a free orientation session is required to apply for this program.

Orientations will be hosted on August 28 and September 11 from 6:00-7:30pm.

Class Schedule:

Saturday, September 16, 8:30am-3:30pm

Mondays from 6:00-9:00pm

September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16 and October 23

Classes are hosted at 4747 Troost, Room 114, Kansas City, MO

Contact Judy Bumpus for more information and to sign up for the program.  The enrollment fee is $75.


Additional Resources

In addition to Operation JumpStart, the Women’s Business Center provides resources for networking and mentoring, as well as additional workshops. Many of these programs are open to both men and women in the community. Learn more >