February
2015

Missouri Business eNews
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Workforce Program
Transforming Missouri Businesses
MU Extension
successful Missouri businesses
 
Success stories
Shatto Milk
Shatto Milk Co. - Osborn

Innovative organic dairy recognized as 2015 Excellence in Business Award winner for outstanding contributions to economy of northwestern Missouri.
Read about Shatto Milk Co.

Nanoparticle BioChem, Inc. - Columbia (Where are they now?)
Nanoparticle BioChem
Meet the father of green nanotechnology.


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For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the MissouriBusiness.net website or contact a business development specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.
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News & alerts
MO PTAC is No. 1 National Guard loading equipment
Army major calls organization "No. 1 resource for information on how to do business with the government."
Read about how PTAC helps small businesses with government contracting.

Missouri entrepreneurship and innovation honored Feb 3-4 in Jefferson City
Celebrating 19 small businesses that drive our economy.
Read about these successful businesses.

IRS newsFree File
Come on and try a Free File.
Read about how to file taxes free.

BDP Workforce Program joins transportation workforce project
New project links MU College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, BDP, state and federal government and private industry.
Read about the transportation workforce project.
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Tips
Why pay for social media?
social media

Because without a good distribution strategy, even the best content goes unnoticed.
- By Ivan Serrano

Create a succession plan in 6 steps

son with father Don't have one? You'll need it to keep your business going.
Read the steps to exit your business but keep it prosperous.

- Contributed by Alyssa Gregory through a partnership with U.S. Bank.


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Upcoming application deadlines
Learning around the state

The BDP offers and supports 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.

MO SBTDC
Mid-America TAAC
PTAC logo
Economic impact numbers reveal $105 of return for every $1 invested
From 2012 through 2014, the programs within the Business Development Program assisted clients in creating more than $2 billion in economic impact, including creating or retaining 27,170 jobs, increasing sales by $643 million, acquiring investments of $661 million and winning government contracts of $809 million. Read more about BDP impact.

Contact a BDP specialist near you and learn how to transform your business.
Do you have a topic to share with your fellow small business owners? Is there a topic you'd like to learn more about? Please send ideas to our editor Neal Fandek at FandekN@missouri.edu.

For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the website at MissouriBusiness.net or contact a business development specialist or procurement specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.

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