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Intek Corporation - Union Jesse Stricker of Intek Corp with Gov. Nixon
Business is heating up for this Franklin County firm.

METP Story - On the road to a new life

METP's Mary Eye with Terrone Jones Missouri Employment and Training Program gave this father of four the confidence to start a new life.

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.
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MO PTAC news Instructions for registering in SAM
Get step-by-step instructions for registering with the System for Award Management (SAM), the federal government's sometimes confusing vendor registration system.
Read about registering with SAM.

Meet our partners: Missouri Innovation Center
The Missouri Innovation Center helps grow technology entrepreneurship in mid-Missouri.
Read about MIC.

IRS online tool helps estimate health care law credits and payments
Because the ACA is confusing enough.
Read about the IRS tools.

businesspeople in classroom Invest in training to improve growth

Your company is struggling, and you need to do something fast. But what? Try training key employees.
Read the benefits of training employees.

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

how to overcome your top budgeting challenges How to overcome your top budgeting challenges

A good budget isn't constricting; it allows more freedom since necessities are paid for.
Read tips for business budget planning.

- Article contributed by Emily Hunter (@Emily2Zen) on behalf of budgeting and forecasting solutions experts True Sky.

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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.

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 and 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.

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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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