Missouri Business eNews: November 2012
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Success Stories
Broyles Transfer and Storage -

Gov. Jay Nixon with Heather Condon; click to read full story

Veteran Jacob Condon of Broyles Transfer and Storage in Kirksville hasn't followed a conventional path to business success. But it's worked for him.
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Infinite Energy Construction -
Kansas City
Nilson Goez of Infinite Energy Construction; click to read full story
In Rio, it's sunny and warm. In Kansas City, it's cold and wet -- but lucrative for this Brazilian-born MO SBTDC client.
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Transforming Missouri businesses


FastTrac programs can help you at each stage of your business, whether starting or growing.
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News and alerts 

University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship director wins national award, STEP=UP export training sessions to increase, SBA loan volume rises and the IRS makes their website more friendly. 
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Patents made easy
click to read Transformation publication 
Check out our newest publication, TRANSFORMATION. The Nov. 2012 edition includes success stories and help for veterans as entrepreneurs.

Patent and trademark process made easier.

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Small business resources for veterans 

Funding and technical assistance are available from a variety of sources.
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Five ways to build brand equity

What, exactly, is a brand? And how do you extend one?
Learning around the state
The Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers and Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers offer a variety of outstanding educational opportunities throughout the year. Here are highlights of some upcoming events.

Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 - Learn it, Live it, Leader-Shop series

Whether you are a seasoned manager or new to management, these workshops will help you navigate the sometimes treacherous path of leading and managing.

Dec. 4 - Business Law 101: Legal Considerations for Starting a Business
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The IRS will be providing small business materials and publications for a workshop focused on limited liability entities and federal tax implications.
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Small business training
Mon., Nov. 26
  • Intro. to QuickBooks Pro - Macon
Tue., Nov. 27
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Maryville
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 2 (session 1 of 2) - Joplin
  • Social Media Marketing for Small Business - Columbia
  • Resources & Tools for Veteran Owned Businesses - Joplin
Wed., Nov. 28
  • Leading Meetings that Matter (Learn it, Live it, Leader-Shops) - Rolla
  • Starting a Business: The First Steps - Fredericktown
Thur., Nov. 29
  • QuickBooks for Beginners - Higginsville
  • Worker Safety Classes With OSHA - Jackson
Fri., Nov. 30
  • Starting and Managing a Business - Lee's Summit
Mon., Dec. 3
  • FranklinCovey Workshops: Leading Across Generations - Joplin
Wed., Dec. 5
  • The Science of Delegation (Learn it, Live it, Leader-Shops) - Rolla
Thur., Dec. 6
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Macon
Fri., Dec. 7
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Fort Leonard Wood
  • Starting a Small Business: The First Steps - Joplin
Mon., Dec. 10
  • How to Write a Successful Business Plan - Joplin
Tue., Dec. 11
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship - Columbia
View the complete calendar of events for details and registration information.

Learn how to sell to the government
Wed., Dec. 5
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - St. Joseph
Thur., Dec. 6
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Kansas City
Thur., Dec. 20
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Blue Springs
Wed., Jan. 9
  • Selling to the Government: The First Steps - St. Louis
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