Small Business Development Program


The PHKC Small Business Development Program is designed to push business owners through the hardships of starting up and growing their businesses. This program is 15 weeks long and is there to both inspire and challenge you.

You will be exposed to new information as well as things you may already know and will be motivated to work hard both in and out of class to ensure the best growth results within yourself and your business. You will be asked to think concretely and work with data and information and make decisions about your business. But most of all, you will be asked to make REAL decisions. This program is here to push you to be your entrepreneurial best while growing your business past what you could’ve imagined.


What to expect

We understand that entrepreneurship can become lonely as you progress through the class. We will offer frequent check-ins to see how you are doing and to ensure you are still motivated to progress in the program. We aim to cultivate a space that has a strong sense of community. We strive to be open and honest with you in the hopes that you are open and honest with us and yourselves.

Cohort #5 Dates

First Day of Class: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

“Pitch Day” of Class: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

“Graduation Day” of Class: Thursday, May 2, 2024

Cohort #5 Class Information

Hours of Class: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Type of Class: In-Person

Location of Class: 1518 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost of Class: $250.00


Application Closes: Wednesday, January 3, 2024

* You will be notified of the status of your submitted application by: the week of January 8, 2024

This program is taught in three parts.

Part 1: Foundations

Honing in on your entrepreneurial mindset. You will answer the question, “Is now the right time to continue my entrepreneurial journey?”

ParT 2: The Core

Key components of a successful business. You will answer the question, “Do I want to open THIS BUSINESS at THIS TIME?”

ParT 3: Really Real

Life beyond the class. You will answer the question, “What’s next?”

Application Closes Wednesday, January 3, 2024

From week one to week 15, we are going to be by your side to help you achieve the business growth you are looking for.

Take the Next Steps towards a Thriving Business.

For any questions, fill out our form, and we will be happy to hear from you!


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