It's time to bust a move. You got this, Kansas City.

To help you, here are 3 things you can do to reopen, start something new and connect with a bit of help.

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1. Come back stronger

💰 Before you make a move, get your finances in order: Calculate your cash flow, find your break even, explore new financing opportunities (the KC Region Small Business Relief + Recovery Loan Fund reopens May 27) and more on our Business Finances page.
📔 Craft a plan, train employees and reach out to customers: Check out 3 reopening “hacks” from our friends at MOSourceLink (perfect for any business in Kansas or Missouri).
👍 Pair Up with a Pro: If you need help with accounting, marketing, web development, grant writing and other services your small business typically outsources, check out Pair Up with a Pro and sign up for no-cost one-on-one help from an expert in one of those areas (and many more).

2. Start something

🚀 Start a business: A lot of super successful companies started during a downturn (Airbnb, Disney, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Venmo, to name a few). Before you dive in, explore what you need to do to take the next step with your business idea.
💻 Then, meet (virtually) with a Network Navigator who can outline the next (or first) steps for your business, always at no-cost.

3. Tap into the Network

📅 Explore online events: Learn how to podcast, get the basics of starting a business, sharpen your sales skills, tell stories with data and more with (virtual) events around KC that’ll help you start, grow and accelerate. Explore a few curated events below or check out the full calendar for more.
1 - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28
Want to start a podcast? See if it’s right for your business, learn how to get started, market it and more at Understanding the World of Podcasting: How to Start, Maintain and Create a Podcast with the Greater Kansas City Public Relations Society of America.
1 - 4 p.m. Monday, June 1
Learn how to win more business in less time and Use Technology to Advance Your Business with CRM & Email Marketing with SCORE - Kansas City.

9 - 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 9
If you’re thinking about starting a business, check out these no-fee sessions called NEW Venture Nuggets with the Missouri SBDC at UMKC. The series wraps up June 9 with Startup Sales.

8 - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9
Do you want to grow the impact of your proven innovative idea? Log on for the final Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership Nonprofit Navigation Series: Storytelling with Data and see how data points can inspire compelling stories.
2 - 3 p.m. Friday, June 12
Exporters, this one’s for you: Learn How to Mitigate International Contract Problems During and After the Global Crisis with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Assistance Center.
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