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Success stories
Theodosia Family Medical Clinic, LLC - Theodosia Lisa Schofield, Theodosia Family Medical Clinic
Healthcare in rural Missouri is in crisis, so this entrepreneur decided to do something about it.

Vazquez Commercial Contracting, LLC - Kansas City (Where are they now?)
Joe Vazquez

MO PTAC contributes to firm's success in federal marketplace.

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SBA news
What are the best cities for millennial job seekers in Missouri?
Probably not what you expect.
Read about Missouri cities for milennial job seekers.

Springfield named No. 3 in U.S. to start a business
Springfield Park Central SquareNo. 1 in access to resources, too.
Read about best cities for starting a business.

Did you know? 7 more small business market facts
Did you know that 34 percent of workers are self-employed -- and that number will rise to 50 percent in five years?
Get the rest of the small business facts.

BDP news
Workforce hires new counselors Tonya Raines, Aldric Weeks, Gloria Eddington, Susan Ryan, Karen Westfall and June Wayne
Six highly qualified people join food stamp mitigation program.
Read about the new counselors.

Rasmussen wins NASBITE Presidents Award for Outstanding Service
Award is first ever.
Read about Rasmussen's award and NASBITE.

PTAC news
Skilled contracting counselors become more skilled.
Read about PTAC counselors' achievements.

road disappearing into flooded areaSpring storms and flooding -- is your business prepared?

When it rains, it floods ... too often in Missouri.

oops! sign The 4 most common business plan mistakes to address before raising capital

Following these simple steps can help grow your business for years to come.

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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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