Free Small Business Bootcamp

The Clay County Economic Development Council and Mid-Continent Public Library will host a Small Business Bootcamp on March 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodneath Library Center [8900 Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO] focused on helping local entrepreneurs start and grow their own business.

“Part of the magic of a small business bootcamp is how speakers can do more than just inform attendees; speakers can inspire those in attendance to make their small business a force for change in our community.” – Square One Small Business Service 

Andrew Potter of RoKC: Local small business owner & keynote speaker for this event.

“The reason the small business bootcamp is so great, is that it gives you a foot to stand on when starting a new business. 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.” – Andrew Potter of RoKC.

Andrew Potter first dreamt up 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 a 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.

This program 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

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About Northland Clay County EDC

The Clay County Economic Development Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maximize economic development, well-being and opportunity throughout Clay County, Missouri. For more information, please visit

 Square One Small Business Services at Mid-Continent Public Library supports local entrepreneurs through access to information, programs, and opportunities along with small business specialists that are available to meet with business owners by appointment. For more information about Square One Small Business Services, contact a Business Specialist at or visit

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