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Missouri Business eNews: January 2014
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Logboat Brewing Logboat Brewing Co. LLC - Columbia

They thought they had the business plan down cold -- until they met with the MO SBTDC.

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people planning the budget Planning for the new year: Five budgeting tips for small businesses

One of the most important things you can do is set a company's budget. Here are five ways to do that.

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Seven ways mobile technology will change business in 2014
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2013 was a monumental year in e-retail, with 2014 promising to be more so.

Learning around the state
Jan. 31: St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference - St. Louis

Ninth annual conference empowers women entrepreneurs, men welcome, too.

March 26-27: InvestMidwest - St. Louis InvestMidwest

Internationally known VC conference to include top investors.

Upcoming application deadlines
Feb. 6: MTC Seed Capital Co-Investment, Venture Capital Co-Investment and High-Tech Industrial Expansion programs

Have a great idea but little capital? Apply for one of these three MTC programs.

Feb. 21: Arch Grants Global Startup CompetitionARCH Grants
Winners to receive $50,000 cash; mentoring, legal and IT help; and introductions to investors.

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Economic impact:
$102 of return for
every $1 invested
From 2011 through 2013, the programs within the Business Development Program assisted clients in creating almost $2 billion in economic impact, including creating or retaining 30,383 jobs, increasing sales by $666 million, acquiring investments of $661.9 million, winning government contracts of $608.2 million and obtaining research awards of $16.8 million.

Small business

Tue., Jan. 21
  • Start Up Basics (session 1 of 4) - Park Hills
Wed., Jan. 22
  • QuickBooks for Small Business - Columbia
 Thur., Jan. 23
  • Accounting Basics for Small Businesses - Springfield
  • How to Write a Successful Business Plan - Joplin
  • Writing a Business Plan: The First Step to a Successful Business - Columbia
  • When and How to Use Social Media - Kirksville 
Wed., Jan. 29
  • Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop - Kansas City
Thur., Jan. 30
  • Pitching to Investors - Kansas City
  • Making Better Business Decisions Using Your Financial Statements - Joplin
  • Starting a Business: The First Steps - Kirksville
Fri., Jan. 31
  • Starting and Managing a Business - Lee's Summit
Tue., Feb. 4
  • Intro. to QuickBooks (session 1 of 2) - Joplin 
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship - Columbia
Fri., Feb. 7
  • Intro. to QuickBooks Pro - Osage Beach
  • Starting a Small Business: The First Steps: Joplin 
Sat., Feb. 8
  • QuickBooks for Beginners - Warrensburg
Tue., Feb. 11
  • How to Write a Successful Business Plan - Joplin
Wed., Feb. 12
  • Understanding Financial Statements - Springfield
  • Understanding Financial Statements Workshop - Springfield
  • QuickBooks for Beginners - Lexington
  • Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Springfield
  • Starting a Business: The First Steps + Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Springfield
View the complete calendar of events for seminar details and registration information.

Learn how to sell
to the government
Thur., Feb. 6
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Kansas City
Wed., Feb. 12
  • Fundamentals of Government Contracting: The Bidding Process - St. Charles
Thur., Feb. 13
  • Selling to the Government: The First Steps - St. Louis
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - St. Joseph
Thur., Feb. 20
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Blue Springs

View the complete PTAC training events listing for details.

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