Missouri Business eNews
University of Missouri Extension
July 2017
Business Development Program
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Careers
Transforming Missouri Businesses
Eclipse 2017
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Success stories
2BuyAg app
2BuyAg, LLC - Fulton

Food fight!

Sunnen Products
Sunnen Products Co. - St. Louis

Got home safely last night? Thank Sunnen.

Craig Jennings
Craig Jennings - Davis Creek

How do you grow lettuce without soil?

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.
Eclipse 2017
The dark side of the eclipse

This amazing, once-in-a-lifetime event can present some challenges.

Keep your energy costs down when the temperature's up cat on old AC unit

By ditching that old one and buying a new HVAC system.

Read tips and rebates for buying HVAC systems.
PTAC corner
7 contracting myths
7 contracting myths busted

PTAC news you can use: Capture management WIN

4 steps to capture management.

If you'd like to learn more about government contracting or want to get better results from current contracting, contact the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) today.
News and alerts
Visit the BDP booth at the State Fair, Sedalia, Aug. 10-20
Missouri State Fair
And win big.

International Trade Center intern summer project report

Students and staff working on seven projects abroad.

¡Hablamos Español! Luis Ortiz

"Luis Ortiz y la SBTDC" appears in leading Hispanic magazine.

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.

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