New entrepreneurship program offered by KCKCC Business Division

by Kelly Rogge

Entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs may enroll in a new Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Starting in fall 2014, the new program will be offered in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation. Students will be able to take classes separately or as part of the six-hour, for-credit Enterpreneurship Certification of Completion.

These are practical, hands-on business development courses designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow successful businesses. Program participants will not just learn about the business, they will work on their own business ideas or ventures, moving those ideas to reality or to new levels of growth.

The program is helpful for people who want to own their own business, who have a concept for a business and want to develop a business plan for their idea, who want to explore the entrepreneurial mindset and the facets of being a successful entrepreneur, or who are currently operating a business and want to take it to the next level.

Classes within the Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion Program:

•         Essential Career Skills (BUSN0140)
•         Is Business Ownership for Me? – The Entrepreneurial Mindset (BUSN0181)
•         Be Your Own Boss – FastTrac® Planning the Entrepreneurial VentureTM (BUSN0294)

FastTrac® programs were created by entrepreneurs and are facilitated by entrepreneurs.

Seating is limited. For more information contact Karen Gaines, business instructor-marketing program coordinator, at 913-288-7165 or email at

MeMa’s opens at Wyandotte Plaza

MeMa’s bakery and restaurant has opened at Wyandotte Plaza, 7720 State Ave. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

by Lou Braswell

MeMa’s bakery and restaurant has opened at Wyandotte Plaza, 7720 State Ave.

MeMa’s offers breakfast, as well as lunch. There are sandwiches, paninis , salads, pizzas and soups available for lunch. Tuesday is “Taco Tuesday.”

Available for breakfast are breakfast burritos, breakfast pizza, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, including lighter breakfast sandwiches.

The bakery and restaurant is operated by the Waldeck family of Kansas City, Kan., and moved recently from The Legends Outlets to this new location.


KCKCC offers new online social media in business certificate program

by Kelly Rogge

Have you thought about using social media to communicate market and serve your customers and clients more effectively?

The new online Social Media for Business Certificate Program at Kansas City Kansas Community College will introduce individuals to the growing and exciting opportunities that social media provide for businesses and organizations.

Students will discover new principles of communication that apply across all social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and more. This includes learning how to develop two-way communication and marketing strategies and leaving the course with a concrete plan to help to begin using social networks immediately for marketing services and for communicating with clientele. Whether new to social networks or already involved, students will find practical value in this certificate program.

The certificate program consists of three one-month courses:
•         Introduction to Social Media
•         Marketing Using Social Media
•         Integrating Social Media in Your Organization.

Students may take the complete Certificate Program (three courses) for $495 or take any of the individual courses for $195 each.

For more information or to enroll, call KCKCC Continuing Education at 913-288-7170 or 913-288-7660.