Missouri Business eNews
University of Missouri Extension
June 2017
Business Development Program
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Careers
Transforming Missouri Businesses
3 successful businesses
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Success stories
Farm to You piglets
Farm to You, LLC - Washington

Doing it the natural way pays.

Better by Design
Better by Design LLC - Brookfield

Woman-owned construction firm succeeds with MO PTAC help.

Etegra, Inc. - Olivette
Where are they now?

Making money from the people who make money.

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.
distressed mens jeans
Summer dress code

The who, what and wear of a fair, enforceable code.

SBDCNet new market research reportsartisan coffee

How's your line of business doing? SBDCNet knows.

Read about SBDCNet market research reports.
News and alerts
The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming!
eclipse phases
Aug. 21, right around lunchtime. Is your business ready?

MU College of Engineering and Honeywell collaborate on research, student learning

New agreement also gives Honeywell access to MU equipment.

Rebecca Gubbels named 2017 Missouri State Star Marshall Steward, Rebecca Gubbels

UMKC star won statewide award last year, too.

Last call

Missouri liquor license deadline renewal was May 1, extended to July 31 with late fees.

Small business: America's backbone
26 startup tips
QuickBooks small business infographic created with BDP's Richard Proffer.

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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