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Transforming Missouri Businesses
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Success stories
Marx Brain Imaging Center
JUNK Architects - Kansas City

What do a 2001 medical tragedy and MRIs in Saudi Arabia have in common?

TAAC tales: Mercury Communications & Construction Inc. - Fenton

TAAC gets results for wireless services provider and general contractor.
Read about Mercury Communications & Construction.

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

Biomaterials firm begins manufacturing dental varnish, plans to add 50 jobs.


For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the website or contact a business development specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.
News & alerts
BDP's SBTDC infused $670 million into Missouri's economy over 4 years
Missouri workers Report: The SBTDC provides "high client satisfaction and impressive economic impact for the state of Missouri."
Read about SBA's report on Missouri program.

BDP awarded $1.9 million employment and training grant
Program designed to help food stamp recipients get good jobs, rely less on public assistance.
Read about grant program.

ADM Center opens on MU campus
New space will give students hands-on opportunities in biofuels, food production and energy processing.
Read about ADM Center. SBA thumbs up

SBA: No fees for loans of $150,000 or less, FY 2015
Agency wants to get capital out to communities and make a difference.
Read about SBA loans.
kids in the clinic
10 tips for cold, flu (and other illnesses) season

It's that time of year again. Are you ready?

10 tips for getting a small business loan

pencil circling yes And remember, the first loan is the hardest to get.
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5 tips to make your business shine on Small Business Saturday

Get ready for the Super Bowl of small business, Nov. 29.


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.
Business training

Educational offerings are available for the following major subject areas:
  • Starting a business
  • Writing a business plan
  • Business management (including FastTrac)
  • Marketing/sales (including social media/e-commerce)
  • Finance/cash flow/bookkeeping (including QuickBooks)
  • Winning grants
  • Human resources/hiring employees
  • Growing a business
  • Exporting/international trade
  • Selling to the government
  • Special conferences for women, veterans, government procurement, more
Visit the small business training calendar or the procurement training calendar for more events, dates, details and registration information.

Mid-America TAAC
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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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