Missouri Business eNews
University of Missouri Extension
April 2017
Business Development Program
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Careers
Transforming Missouri Businesses
National Small Business Week 2017
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Success stories
Cohen Architectural Woodworking
Cohen Architectural Woodworking, LLC - St. James

Building great cabinets by building great lives.

MU College of Engineering and MidwayUSA: Partners in improvement, student learning - Columbia
MidwayUSA staff

It's a win-win-win for students, MU and MidwayUSA.

For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the MissouriBusiness.net website or contact a business development or procurement specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.

Where are you and where are you going?

spring blossoms
Spring cleaning tips

Is your business blooming with the trees and flowers?

Read spring cleaning tips.
News and alerts
Celebrate National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6
National Small Business Week
With events all over the state.

Missouri Employers Mutual SafetySMARTS
Missouri Employers Mutual
Preventing workplace injury? That's just smart.

BDP personnel update
Soo Lee and Larry Dill
Welcome distinguished new staff, Dill named NASBITE treasurer.

Upcoming application deadlines/funding opportunities

Learning around the state

The BDP offers and supports a variety of outstanding educational opportunities throughout the year. Here are highlights of upcoming events.

Educational offerings are available in numerous subject areas, such as:
  • Business management (including FastTrac)
  • Marketing/sales (including social media/e-commerce)
  • Finance/cash flow/bookkeeping (including QuickBooks)
  • Exporting/international trade
  • Selling to the government
  • HR management/hiring, training, retaining employees
  • Technology grants, IP issues
  • Growing a business, succession planning
  • Special conferences for women, veterans, more
Visit the small business training calendar, procurement training calendar or international trade training calendar for more events, dates, details and registration information.

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Economic impact numbers reveal $120 of return for every $1 invested
graph showing impact From 2014 through 2016, the MU Extension Business Development Program assisted Missouri firms in creating or retaining 23,927 jobs, increasing sales by $900 million, acquiring new investments of $436 million and winning government contracts of $1.1 billion. BDP is a solid return on investment, creating $120 of economic impact for every $1 invested and creating or retaining one job for every $844 in total funding.

Contact a BDP specialist near you and learn how to transform your business.
Do you have a topic to share with your fellow small business owners? Is there a topic you'd like to learn more about? Please send ideas to our editor Neal Fandek at FandekN@missouri.edu.

For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the website at MissouriBusiness.net or contact a business development specialist or procurement specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.

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