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Success stories
Gold shovel commemorating Sunrise Beach Sewer project
Schultz Surveying & Engineering, Inc. - Poplar Bluff (principal office), Lake Ozark, Branson and Doniphan

A passion for small towns.

Tad Ulmer, his son, Douglas, and Jason Douglas
Comfort of Home Health Care, LLC - St. Joseph

The co-owners and co-founders of this home health care service saw their loved ones suffer from sub-standard care and thought, "We can do better."
Read more about Comfort of Home Health Care.

Dr. Hao Li of Nanova in the lab
Nanova, Inc. - Columbia (where are they now?)

Dr. Hao Li, co-founder and president of Nanova, Inc., wins President's Award for Economic Development.
News & alerts
MU Extension Centennial Celebration
Truman meets the hexicopter. Truman meets the hexicopter at MU Extension centennial

Tricia Oswald joins BDP as fiscal manager
Oswald comes to BDP with extensive experience at MU and in finance.

Missouri manufacturers needed to sell component parts to nuclear power industry
Did you know there are billions of dollars in opportunities to sell component parts to the nuclear power industry?

MO SBTDC re-accredited with no conditions
National organization finds numerous examples of innovative thinking and action, commends network for dedication and commitment to continuous improvement.
Dude, where's my refund?
The IRS knows.
How much is your Small Business Health Care Tax Credit worth?
happy workers
New tax credit estimator tells you amount of credit.

32 ways to motivate employees
A good job is hard to find, but a good employee is even harder to keep.
Read more.

- Contributed by Bryan J. Zaslow through a partnership with US Bank.

Know your numbers
More than half of all new businesses fail within five years. How can you avoid becoming a statistic?
Read more.

- Article contributed by Rayanna Anderson, director, MSU SBTDC in Springfield. Provided by the Springfield News-Leader.
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., May 20

  • Predicting Future Cash Needs - Springfield
  • Starting a Business in Missouri - St. Louis
  • QuickBooks for Beginners - Sedalia
  • How to Write a Successful Business Plan - Carl Junction

Wed., May 21

  • Managing Your Business for Profits Using Financial Statement - St. Louis
  • Command Your Cash - Kansas City

Thur., May 22 

  • The First Steps to Starting a Business - Kansas City
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Kansas City
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Jefferson City

Fri., May 23

  • Starting and Managing a Business - Lee's Summit

Tue., May 27 

  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - St. Ann

Wed., May 28

  • Why Export? - Kansas City

Thur., May 29 

  • Starting a Business in Missouri - St. Louis
  • Using Prezi for Presentations Workshop - Kansas City

Wed., June 4

  • Supervision 101 (session 1 of 2) - Jefferson City
  • Sources of Finance: For Business Start-Up or Expansion - Sikeston
  • Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Springfield

Thur., June 5 

  • Operation JumpStart - Cape Girardeau
  • Starting a Small Business: The First Steps - Joplin

Tue., June 10 

  • The First Steps to Starting a Business - Kansas City
  • Why Export? - Hillsboro
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Kansas City

Wed., June 11 

  • LinkedIn - Joplin
  • Why Export? - Union
  • Sources of Finance: For Business Start-Up or Expansion - Sikeston

Thur., June 12

  • Operation JumpStart (session 1 of 4) - Cape Girardeau

View the complete training course calendar for details.


Procurement training (selling to the government)

Thur., May 29 

  • 2014 Procurement Conference - Warrensburg

Thur., June 5 

  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Kansas City

Wed., June 11 

  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Harrisonville

Thur., June 12 

  • Selling to the Government: The First Steps - St. Louis
  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - St. Joseph

Wed., June 18 

  • Fundamentals of Government Contracting The Bidding Process - St. Charles

Thur., June 19 

  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Springfield


View the complete PTAC training course calendar for details.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers
Mid-America TAAC
Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
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.
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