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Lumate, LLC - St. Louis and Rolla
Tech company boldly goes into the final advertising frontier -- mobile devices.
SCD Probiotics - Kansas City
Matthew Wood had a strong incentive to improve health and the environment -- his mother, who died of cancer when he was just 18.
Hufft Projects, LLC - Kansas City
Where are they now?
Internationally acclaimed design firm Hufft Projects, LLC, profiled here last year, will relocate to Roanoke Park and hire 12 employees
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St. Joseph is U.S.' seventh-fastest growing metro area
Report points to healthy agricultural sciences and animal health industries and predicts substantial construction growth. Read more about growth in St. Joseph
Affordable Care Act update
Employer mandate postponed until 2016, coverage not required for volunteers and seasonal employees. Read this ACA update
Filing season update
Take advantage of these tax credits and other free IRS resources. Get more tax tips
Transforming Missouri businesses
Engineers are indispensable!
Engineers are indispensable to society, Missouri's economy and our very future. Learn more about engineers and the economy
.- James E. Thompson, dean of the University of Missouri College of Engineering. Used with permission of the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Upcoming application deadlines
Learning around the state
The BDP offers a variety of outstanding educational opportunities throughout the year. Here are highlights of upcoming events.
Small business training
Tue., March 18
- Starting and Managing a Business - St. Louis
Wed., March 19
- The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - St. Louis
Thur., March 20
- Social Media Secrets and Strategies - Springfield
- The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Jefferson City
Tue., March 25
- The First Steps to Starting a Business - Kansas City
- The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Kansas City
Wed., March 26
- Advanced QuickBooks - Marshall
Thur., March 27
- E-Commerce and Internet Marketing - Springfield
- Business Profits 2 - St. Louis
- Pitching to Investors - Kansas City
- Veterans Enterprise Forum - Joplin
- What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Missouri Small Business - webinar/online
Fri., March 28
- Starting and Managing a Business - Lee's Summit
Tue., April 1
- Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 2 (session 1 of 2) - Joplin
- Exploring Entrepreneurship - Columbia
Wed., April 2
- QuickBooks for Small Business - Columbia
Thur., April 3
- Micro Loan Program - Columbia
Fri., April 4
- Starting a Small Business: The First Steps - Joplin
Tue., April 8
- Intro. to Quickbooks (session 1 of 2) - Joplin
Wed., April 9
- 2014 Lake Business Conference - Osage Beach
- Intro. to QuickBooks - Jefferson City
- Starting and Managing a Business - St. Peters
- Video Marketing 101: Using YouTube to Grow Your Business - Carthage
- Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Springfield
For descriptions and registration information, visit the complete course calendar.
Learn how to sell to the government (procurement training)
Thur., March 20
- Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Springfield
Thur., April 3
- Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Kansas City
Tue., April 8
- Selling to the Government - Columbia
Thur., April 10
- Selling to the Government: The First Steps - St. Louis
- Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - St. Joseph
Wed., April 16
- Understanding Government Solicitations - St. Charles
View the complete PTAC training course calendar for details.
Economic impact numbers reveal $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.
Contact a BDP specialist
near you and learn how to transform your business.