Missouri Business eNews
University of Missouri Extension
March 2017
Business Development Program
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Careers
Transforming Missouri Businesses
SBDC Day March 22
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Tucker, Foley and Devlin
KEEPING GOOD COMPANY: Left to right: Greg Tucker, MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Steve Devlin share MU's economic development activities and successes at a recent legislative breakfast in the Missouri State Capitol under the watchful gaze of Mark Twain.

Success stories
award winning beers
Logboat Brewery - Columbia and
Public House Brewing - Rolla
(Where are they now?)

Bringing home silver for tasty brews.

CellARide - Springfield
(Where are they now?)

Partnering with Toyota.

EquipmentShare - Columbia EquipmentShare
(Where are they now?)

Securing millions and expanding nationwide.

Joy & Gladness Children's Academy LLC - Jefferson City
Lakaisha McCaleb
Joy and gladness in child care? Definitely.

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.
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Employee engagement

An engaged employee boosts the success of the organization; a disengaged one saps it.

financial maze
5 questions to determine your best financing options

Which option is best? The one that best fits your business.

Read how to determine your funding alternatives.
News and alerts
Missouri celebrates #SBDC Day March 22

Day commemorates the role MO SBTDC and all SBDCs play in small business success.

BDP welcomes new State Fair Community College SBTDC director
Chris Hines
Hines takes helm in Sedalia.

Missouri Southern State University SBTDC celebrates 30th anniversary

Center celebrates three decades of helping businesses succeed April 7.

Looking for a small business loan?

Here are last year's top lenders, per the SBA.

Grant helps small Missouri businesses export

It's called MO STEP=UP and wants you to do just that.

Spring Mizzou Engineering Career Fair
Sharon Byrd and Aisha Price
Fair attracts more than 100 employers, including BDP clients.

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.

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.
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SBA Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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