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Weaver Manufacturing Inc. - Columbia

Life isn't easy for an American manufacturer.
Read about Weaver Manufacturing Inc.

Missouri Thistle, Inc., dba Thistle, Inc. - Owensville
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Meet the largest small manufacturer you've never heard of.


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.
IRS roundup
6 reasons why it's better to file late than neverIRS logo
April 15 has come and gone, but interest, penalties and worse could be waiting.
Read the reasons why it's important to file with the IRS.

News & alerts
Loan updates StreetShares
  • Lending service announces $200M for veteran-owned small businesses
    StreetShares specializes in military veterans small businesses loans of $50,000 or less.
    Read about StreetShares.
  • Missouri Linked Deposit Program
    Missouri State Treasurer's Office has loans available for virtually any Missouri business.
    Read about Missouri Linked Deposit.
  • USDA grants available for farmers, rural business energy
    $2 million available for renewable energy systems, energy efficiency improvements.
    Read about REAP.
Gov. Nixon visiting the Ford Plant in KC State adds nearly 10,000 manufacturing jobs in 2014
Missouri manufacturing roars back with most jobs in nearly 20 years.
Read about Missouri's economic news.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center update
Skilled government contracting specialists get even more skilled, Columbia position filled.
Read about new MO PTAC staff.

Did you know? 7 small business market facts
Did you know credit unions lend more to small businesses than do large banks?
Read about these small business facts.

Reducing employee turnover 3 happy female employees

Turnover is a serious problem for any sized company. Here are some solid tips to minimize it.

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. SBIR Road Tour May 1
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.

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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