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Bur Oak Brown

Bur Oak Brewing Company - Columbia

What's brewing in Columbia? Business success.

Marjorie Melton of M3 M3 Engineering Group PC - St. Louis

Happy hour leads to happy, busy days.

Jabbok and William of Inc. - Columbia

Meet the Airbnb of equipment rental.

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.
News & alerts
BDP clients named to Inc.'s 5,000 fastest growing firms list
69 Missouri firms make prestigious list.
Read about Missouri businesses on Inc.'s fastest growing firms list.

PTAC bid matching service
Making the search for the right government contracts less frustrating.
Read about how PTAC bid matching can help with government procurement.

Nixon with Alberta premier New legislation to boost Missouri exports
Nixon signs trade deal with Canada, SBA awards Missouri $600,000 to aid exports to Central, South America.
Read about Missouri's trade agreements and the BDP's support for international trade.

cash Cash flow analysis: Where is your money going?

How can you turn a profit and still be broke?
Read how to use your historical statement of cash flow.

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

man with cellphone and laptop 7 office tasks you can and should automate

Why work harder when automation can work smarter for you?
Read tips for automating tasks to get things done faster and more reliably.

- Article contributed by Anita Campbell for the SBA blog.

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.
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.

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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SBA Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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