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Dialog a Key for March 10 Small Business Bootcamp

Talk, advice and mentoring will be a key for the Small Business Bootcamp beginning at 8:30 a.m. March 10. Scheduled at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 Flintlock Road, Kansas City, the event’s focus is on helping local entrepreneurs start and grow their own business.

A major part of the bootcamp is how speakers do more than just inform attendees. In fact, this series has proven so popular because speakers inspire those in attendance to make their small business a force for change in our community.

A good example is keynote speaker for the event, Andrew Potter of RoKC. “The reason the small business bootcamp is so great is that it gives you a foot to stand on when starting a new business,” he explained. “Maybe you are not sure what you need to do next, but the bootcamp will give you the tools, resources and information that you need to get you to the next step.”

Potter first dreamed of RoKC in 2013 on his second tour in Afghanistan. Before leaving the Army, he strategized and wrote up an extensive business plan to turn something he loves into a local small business that can also be a part of the greater good. Along with the help of his brother Frank, Andrew’s dream for RoKC came to life with 15,000 square feet of custom-designed climbing walls, plus a fitness center with cardio equipment and weights.

What Andrew and his brother Frank created is more than just a gym. RoKC also gives back to the community by working with the local non-profit Warriors Assent.

The bootcamp is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Registration for this event is free and required. For more information or to register, visit mymcpl.org/squareone.

Article courtesy Dale Garrison of DGInform.com

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