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Missouri Business eNews: October 2013
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TAAC tales

Major Custom Cable Major Custom Cable, Inc. - Jackson

MCC finds big potential in little Liechtenstein.

Read the full story.

HY-C Company HY-C Company, Inc. - St. Louis

HY-C has been warming American homes since 1947, but import competition almost extinguished its fire.

Read the full story.

Regional manufacturing prosperity:
News and alerts
Transforming Missouri Businesses

AIM aims to help small business in Missouri.

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Business going green  

Slaying the energy vampires

energy vampireEnergy vampires -- electronics and appliances that suck energy even when turned off -- collectively cost the U.S. an estimated more than $10 billion dollars annually.


Tips

Twelve tips for Small Business Saturday Nov. 30

Make Small Business Saturday work for you with an unforgettable event.
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Seven reasons to shop local

Shopping locally isn't just good for your business, it's good for the community.

Learn the benefits.

Learning around the state
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.

November 30 - Small Business Saturday: Nationwide

Differentiate yourself from mega-stores by throwing a memorable event this year.
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Economic impact: $129
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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.

New finance tool
Learn more about ProfitCents
Small business training
Tue., Oct. 15
  • Intro. to QuickBooks (session 1 of 2) - Joplin
Wed., Oct. 16
  • Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop - Kansas City
  • Getting Results With Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn - Joplin
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Kansas City
  • Predicting Future Cash Needs - Jefferson City
Thur., Oct. 17
  • QuickBooks for Your Business - Springfield
  • Building Your Credit: A Personal and Business Asset - Columbia
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Jefferson City
Fri., Oct. 18
  • Starting and Managing a Business - Warrensburg
Tue., Oct. 22
  • Customer Service: Taking Care of Customers - Columbia
  • Intro. to QuickBooks - Joplin 
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 (session 1 of 2) - Joplin
  • Construction Business Management (session 1 of 6) - Kansas City
  • Sources of Finance for Business Start-Up or Expansion - Jackson
  • Understanding Social Media & Business - Marshall
Wed., Oct. 23
  • QuickBooks for Beginners - Marshall
  • Building a Balanced Scorecard - Joplin
  • Pricing for Success - Jefferson City
Thur., Oct. 24
  • E-Learning Workshop - Kansas City
Fri., Oct. 25
  • Small Business Boot Camp - Joplin
Mon., Oct. 28
  • Crowd Funding 101 - Rolla
Thur., Oct. 31
  • Pitching to Investors - Kansas City
View the complete calendar of events for seminar details and registration information.
Learn how to sell
to the government
Tue., Oct. 15
  • Fundamentals of Government Contracting: The Bidding Process - St. Louis
Thur., Oct. 17
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Blue Springs
Thur., Oct. 24
  • Selling to the Government: The First Steps - St. Louis
Thur., Nov. 7
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Kansas City

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