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Missouri Business eNews: September 2013
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Success stories

InfernoTek logo InfernoTek LLC - St. Joseph

Hunter David Helwig was cold and miserable. How could he take the bite out of outdoor winter activities?

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Phoenix Textile Corp. logo Phoenix Textile Corporation - O'Fallon

Hal Herweck, Phoenix Textile Corporation, looked at the three other booths at an Istanbul trade show and knew Phoenix had made the big time.

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News and alerts
Advisory Board profiles

Profiling the experienced board members who support Missouri's small business:

What can happen in seven minutes? A sandwich shop story

How much can go wrong in a seven-minute customer encounter? A lot.
croissant sandwich

Read what happened plus tips for better customer service.

6 ways mobile payments can boost your cash flow

Who doesn't like faster payment?

ReadLearn more about the benefits of mobile.

Learning around the state

September 19 - Women's Leadership Conference: Joplin

Understanding today's multi-generational workplace.
September 19 - Missouri Technology Expo: Columbia

Tech Expo 2013Learn about the latest technologies and commercialization, and network with innovators, academia, community and industry partners.
Learn more.

October 3 - StartUp Connection: St. Louis

Entrepreneurial event links startups and the resource organizations that support them, and awards three lucky entrepreneurs $100,000 in cash.
Learn more.

October 22 - Construction Business Management: Kansas City

Learn how to grow your construction business with this six-module course offered at UMKC.

October 24-26 - Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference: Kansas City

Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers UMKC hosts the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers' annual conference to share university-based entrepreneurship centers' best practices and drive Kansas City's goal of being the most entrepreneurial city in the world.

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From 2010 through 2012, the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers and Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers assisted clients in creating $2.5 billion in economic impact, including creating or retaining 32,961 jobs, increasing sales by $986 million, acquiring investments of $649.1 million, winning government contracts of $857.4 million and obtaining research awards of $20.1 million.

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Small business training
Tue., Sept. 17
  • FastTrac NewVenture (session 1 of 5) - St. Peters
  • Operation JumpStart (session 1 of 8) - Cape Girardeau
Wed., Sept. 18
  • Leadership Camden County (session 1 of 10) - Camdenton
  • Understanding Financial Statements - Springfield
  • Advanced QuickBooks - Harrisonville
  • Understanding Financial Statements Workshop - Springfield
  • Command Your Cash - Kansas City
  • Building the Ultimate Business Plan (session 1 of 2) - Springfield
  • A Workshop for Veterans, Reservists and Their Families - Columbia
  • Marketing (session 1 of 6) - Park Hills
  • Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Springfield
Thur., Sept. 19
  • Accounting Basics for Small Businesses - Springfield
  • Women's Leadership Conference - Joplin
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Jefferson City
  • FastTrac GrowthVenture - St. Francois (session 1 of 10) - Park Hills
Fri., Sept. 20
  • Starting and Managing a Business - Warrensburg
Mon., Sept. 23
  • FastTrac TechVenture (session 1 of 8) - Kansas City
Tue., Sept. 24
  • Crowd Sourcing Workshop - Kansas City
  • How to Write a Successful Business Plan - Joplin
Wed., Sept. 25
  • How to Control Cash Flow - Springfield
Thur., Sept. 26
  • Intro. to QuickBooks - Jefferson City
  • Making Better Business Decisions Using Your Financial Statements - Joplin
Mon., Sept. 30
  • Starting a Business: The First Steps - Cape Girardeau
Tue., Oct. 1
  • Writing a Business Plan: The First Step to a Successful Business - Columbia
View the complete calendar of events for seminar details and registration information. 


Learn how to sell
to the government
Tue., Sept. 17
  • Selling to the Government - Joplin
Wed., Sept. 18
  • Fundamentals of Government Contracting: The Bidding Process - St. Louis
Thur., Sept. 19
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Blue Springs
Thur., Sept. 26
  • Selling to the Government: The First Steps - St. Louis
Thur., Oct. 3
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Kansas City

View the complete PTAC training events listing for details.

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