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Success stories
Barry Carona of Production Products
Production Products Manufacturing & Sales Co. - St. Louis City (Where are they now?)

Chemical and biological protective shelter maker tackles Ebola -- and the future.
(Photo/Maria Altman)
Read about Production Products Manufacturing.

Restoring Hope, LLC - West Plains
Restoring Hope Snyder family

BDP Excellence in Business Award winner restores hope to people with developmental disabilities while boosting family income in one of the U.S.' poorest regions.


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.
IRS roundup
Tax news from the Internal Revenue Service IRS logo
Agency releases directory of certified tax return preparers, publishes a new partners page, offers free tax return preparation.
Read the IRS updates.

News & alerts
Missouri Enterprise offers Enterprise Resource Planning for manufacturers Missouri Enterprise
How can manufacturers maximize operational efficiency and improve the bottom line in today's competitive global market?
Read about Enterprise Resource Planning.

New SBA site LINCs small businesses with lenders
SBA's Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital tool connects small businesses with lenders within 48 hours.
Read about the LINC tool.

Spring cleaning is great for your business, too

cleaning suppliesSpring at last! Here are 10 tips to clean up your business as you would your home.

How to use Instagram for your business

Instagram Instagram is a powerful tool to build brand awareness and community around your business. Here's how to get started.
- Originally published as "How To Use Instagram for Business and Brand," by Melissa Haney, Used with permission.

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.

Mid-America TAAC
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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.

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