Who operates EBB (Entrepreneur Business Basics)?
EBB is owned and operated by Kira Hopkins of Integrity Designs, LLC (founded in 2005). She is an experienced entrepreneurial coach having successfully coached more than 200+ businesses in the Kansas City Metro area. She holds a degree in Digital Imaging, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship.
Do you have to attend all 8 weeks of EBB?
Yes. In order to receive a certificate of completion from the program and be eligible for MentorMatch™, attendance at all classes is required. EBB does offer quarterly day-long workshops for entrepreneurs who may be unable to participate in the full 8-weeks. Learn more about workshops.
Who are the facilitators and guest speakers during the 8 Week Program?
Kira Hopkins facilitates all class sessions. Guest speakers are top executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders that have gained significant success. Speakers will vary and will be announced during sessions. Classes are also coached by consultants provided from the Kansas Small Business Development Center.
Is there daycare available?
No. Participants are encouraged NOT to bring children, family or friends (of any age) to the class sessions. All sessions are closed and are designed for the entrepreneur to gain as much knowledge as possible without interruption.
Will food/dinner be provided or allowed?
EBB participants are encouraged to have dinner prior to class. Light meals and refreshments will be provided during each session.
Is transportation provided?
EBB 8-week classes are held in centrally located partner sites. We endeavor for them to be conveniently located along Metro Bus Routes. Facilitators, teachers and guests are discouraged from providing transportation for participants. We do not offer transportation.
Are there any scholarships available for participants?
Potential EBB participants requesting scholarships will be considered on an individual basis with no guarantee of cost coverage. To be considered for a scholarship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a scholarship form.