The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a three-session Money Smart Series for small businesses located in Pettis, Johnson, Saline, and Lafayette counties only.

Sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, May 19, 26 and June 2. Participants may attend online via Zoom or in-person in Fielding Technical Center, Room 253, on the Sedalia campus. The Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission is co-sponsoring the event. Registration is required.

The Money Smart Series will help owners and managers build stronger and more resilient businesses. The May 19 session, Financial Management, covers financial basics such as practices, rules and tools; start-up and capital finances and finances for growing the business, and fixed assets basics.

Managing Cash Flow is on May 26 and covers start-up cash flow management, cycles and projections, and the use of statements to assess and improve the businesses financial health.

Risk Management is the final session on June 2. Attendees will learn about common risks, external and internal factors that affect risks and warning signs. How to implement, monitor and evaluate a risk management plan also will be presented.

To register for this no-cost Money Smart Series, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-learning-force; select Schedule of Courses link; locate the SBDC schedule on the webpage and click the registration link for online or Sedalia location. People also may contact Kelly Asbury, SBDC director, at kasbury1@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7350.

The Missouri SBDC at SFCC is made possible by a funding partnership through the federal Small Business Administration, the University of Missouri Extension and State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce.

Randy Kirby