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Missouri Business eNews: February 2014
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PSRI Technologies PSRI Technologies LLC - Jefferson City and Chesterfield

We celebrate Black History Month with this story of a talented, hard-working woman who found a niche and stuck with it.

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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., Feb. 18
  • Starting and Managing a Business - Sedalia
  • The First Steps to Starting a Business - Kansas City
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 (session 1 of 2) - Joplin
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Kansas City
  • FastTrac GrowthVenture (session 1 of 10) - Piedmont
Wed., Feb. 19
  • How to Control Cash Flow - Springfield
  • Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media - Joplin
  • QuickBooks for Beginners - Marshall
  • Sources of Finance: For Business Start-Up or Expansion - Perryville
Thur., Feb. 20
  • FastTrac: Listening To Your Business - Jefferson City
  • Home-based Business - St. Louis
  • Facebook for Business - Higginsville
Fri., Feb. 21
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Cape Girardeau
Mon., Feb. 24
  • Misc. Human Resources Seminars - Jackson
Tue., Feb. 25
  • Real World Marketing in Action - Joplin
  • Manage Your Financials, Don't Let Them Manage You (session 1 of 2) - Kansas City
Wed., Feb. 26
  • Starting and Managing a Business - Marshall
  • Predicting Future Cash Needs - Springfield
Thur., Feb. 27
  • Business Performance: Measure, Manage and Succeed - Jefferson City
  • Starting and Managing a Business - St. Louis
  • The Affordable Care Act for Your Business - Springfield 
  • Analyzing and Managing Cash Flow - Joplin
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Kirksville
View the complete calendar of events for seminar details and registration information.

Learn how to sell
to the government

Thur., Feb. 20
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Springfield
Thur., March 6
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Kansas City
Thur., March 13
  • Selling to the Government: The First Steps - St. Louis
  • Fundamentals of Government Contracting  - St. Charles
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - St. Joseph
Thur., March 20
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Springfield

View the complete PTAC training events listing for details.

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