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Success stories
Brandt Contracting, Inc. - St. Peters Sedrick Brandt
Sedrick Brandt is in the dirt business.

BK Bakery - Jefferson City (Where are they now?)
BK Bakery doughnuts

Give the people what they want -- doughnuts.

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.
News & alerts
Missouri job report
It's a good one.
Read Missouri's job report.

Missouri export report
Small Business Week Eastern MO It's even better.
Read about Missouri exporting.

Small Business Week Eastern Missouri honors 2 more BDP clients
Electrical, telecom and general construction firm named Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year, interior designer named Woman Owned Small Business of the Year.
Read about Small Business Week Eastern Missouri winners.

BDP news
Darrell Hampsten named Missouri State Star Darrell Hampsten
Director of MACC SBTDC named state's outstanding business counselor, will receive recognition in San Francisco this September.
Read about Hampsten.
palm trees at beach 15 summertime business tips

Summertime, and the living is easy. Unless you're a small business owner.

2 happy male employees at computer How to hire the best employees

Whether it's your first hire, you need an employee for the summer or just want to avoid another employment disaster.

- Article contributed by Rayanna Anderson, director, MSU SBTDC in Springfield. Originally published in Springfield News-Leader.

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.

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.

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