Seminar Series for Kansas City’s Small Business Community

Friday, October 18 at 09:20 AM
Category: Business Banking

Arvest Bank will be partnering with Kauffman FastTrac to sponsor the first-ever FastTrac Business Education Series. This series will be made up of four individual classes dedicated to each stage in a business’s life cycle.

The first session is geared towards businesses in the start-up phase and will cover many of the key situations a new business owner experiences. The panel will be comprised of networking professional Alana Muller, marketing professional Paul Weber, CPA Scott Hipp, Kansas City resource expert Cathi Ulrich, and Arvest Bank Small Business Officer Rick Dierks.

The second class is for established businesses that have hit their growth cycle (one to three years in business). This class is designed to focus on technology that is available to help streamline the business process and help with money and time management. Jennifer Wilkins with Arvest Bank Treasury Management, Tom Jones with Employer Advantage and Michele Markey with FastTrac will be this session’s presenters.

Session three will be dedicated to the topic of bank financing. Arvest Bank’s SBA expert, Jackie Randle, and Arvest Bank’s Small Business Banking Manager, Monica Dahl, will be the presenters.

The fourth session is targeted at businesses that have reached maturity, as well as those owners who are looking to exit their business. Mark Dunker and Steve Rodewald from Arvest Asset Management and Michele Markey from FastTrac will speak on how to best apply your skills once you retire and how you can give back to the community.

Each session begins at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet and networking period. Seminars will run from 8-10 a.m., and will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center* at 4801 Rockhill Road* in Kansas City, Mo.

Space is limited to 50 attendees per session, so please R.S.V.P. to Monica Dahl at or by calling (913) 953-4188. The schedule of sessions is as follows:

Session One: Startups (0-2 years)
Date: Oct. 31

Session Two: Growth (1-3 years)
Date: Nov. 7

Session Three: Bank & SBA Lending
Date: Nov. 12

Session Four: Mature/Decline – Retirement and Succession Planning
Date: Nov. 21

Since 1986, FastTrac programs* have helped more than 350,000 entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Will you be next?

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arvest Biz, Business Banking, Kansas City
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