June
2014

Missouri Business eNews 
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC
Transforming Missouri Businesses
MU Extension
University of Missouri Business Development Program 
three Missouri successful businesses
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Success stories
Alicia and Ricardo Rodriguez of Triple R Recycling
Triple R Recycling, LLC - Joplin

Recycling is all in this family.


STI Technology Solutions, Inc. - Jefferson City
John Smallwood of STI Technology Solutions
John Smallwood misses the Alaska winters. Really.
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News & alerts
Isabel Eisenhauer named top Missouri business counselor
Isabel Eisenhauer
Eisenhauer named the Missouri State Star for her contributions to the growth of local businesses.

Rapid Prototyping Education & Application Network
What is 3-D printing and how can it help your business?

Missouri No. 1 state for banking
New study ranks Missouri tops based on choice, stability, quality of service and rates.

Site Selection Magazine ranks Missouri No. 1 for new facilities and expansions
More than 125 businesses either expanded or opened new facilities in the Show-Me State in 2013.
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Business going green
10 refrigeration efficiency tips to beat the summer heat
Refrigeration section in grocery store Reducing refrigeration costs isn't just good for the environment, it's good for your bottom line.
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Tips
Hiring your kids? Consider these factors before making them an employee or intern
four cute children in the grass Hiring your children to work in your small business can provide tax benefits for you and good experience for them -- if you follow the rules.
Read more about hiring family.

- Contributed by Kelly Burkart through a partnership with US Bank.

Small business financing: An introduction to microloans
sprouting coins - microloans When a traditional business loan isn't in the cards, consider alternative financing options such as microloans.

- Contributed by "Joe Banker" through a partnership with US Bank.
Upcoming application deadline
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., June 17 

  • Business Plan Writing Workshop - St. Louis 
  • How to Write a Successful Business Plan - Joplin 
  • Starting a Business: The First Steps - Moberly 

Wed., June 18 

  • Starting and Managing a Business - Arnold 
  • Customer Service (webinar) - Cape Girardeau 
  • Intro. to QuickBooks - Joplin 
  • QuickBooks for Your Business - St. Joseph
  • Sources of Finance for Business Startup or Expansion - Sikeston  

Thur., June 19 

  • Understanding Financial Statements - Joplin 

Fri., June 20 

  • Starting and Managing a Business - Warrensburg 

Sat., June 21 

  • Starting and Managing a Small Business - St. Louis 

Mon., June 23 

  • FastTrac New Venture (session 1 of 5) - St. Louis 
  • KEYS Online Presence Development Course (session 1 of 4) - Joplin 

 Tue., June 24 

  • Why Export? - Poplar Bluff 
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 - Joplin 
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Moberly 

 Wed., June 25 

  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Arnold 
  • The Basics of Writing a Business Plan - Kansas City 
  • Profiles of a Successful Exporter - Joplin 
  • Starting a Business: The First Steps - Independence 
  • Bonding for Minority Small Businesses - St. Louis
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship - Columbia  

Thur., June 26 

  •  Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 - Joplin 

Fri., June 27

  • SBIR/STTR and Other Early Stage Funding Opportunities: An Overview - St. Louis

Sat., June 28 

  • Starting and Managing a Small Business - St. Louis 

Mon., June 30 

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

Mon., July 7 

  • QuickBooks for Your Business - Cape Girardeau 

Tue., July 8 

  • Where's Your Export Market? - Kansas City 
  • QuickBooks for Your Business - Cape Girardeau 

Wed., July 9 

  • SBA Webinar: Government Contracts Negotiations - Kansas City 
  • SBA Webinar 7(j) Lunch-n-Learn Series - Kansas City 
  • Building the Ultimate Business Plan - Springfield 

Thur., July 10 

  • Starting a Small Business: The First Steps - Joplin 
  • Starting a Small Business: The First Steps - Jefferson City

 
View the complete training course calendar for details.

 

Procurement training (selling to the government)


Wed., June 18

  • Fundamentals of Government Contracting The Bidding Process - St. Charles 
  • Selling to the Government: Key Steps and Resources - Montgomery City 
  • Selling to the Government: Key Steps and Resources - Hermann 

Thur., June 19 

  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Springfield 

Wed., July 9 

  • Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps - Harrisonville 

Thur., July 10 

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

 

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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