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Paradise Locker Meats' smoker

Paradise Locker Meats, Inc. - Trimble

Just a little bit of paradise for carnivores.

Elemental Enzymes in STL Elemental Enzymes Inc. - St. Louis
(Where are they now?

Helping feed 9 billion people by 2050, is where.

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BDP wins two Extension awards Chrystal Irons, Sandra Marin
Irons, Marin win prestigious awards for superior service to Missouri businesses.
Read about the honored business specialists.

Missouri funding news
It's good news for higher ed, towns, cities and startups, too.
Read funding news.

New IRS resource to help large employers understand health care law
Two provisions of the Affordable Care Act for large employers are in effect. Are you compliant?
Read about the new ACA resources.

ASBDC 35 years anniversary Congratulations to America's SBDCs on 35 years!
"SBDCs give us a competitive advantage in the global economy."
Read about ASBDC's 35th anniversary.

Andria Hendricks MO SBTDC opens new center at Lincoln University, Jefferson City
Lincoln University center opened Oct. 1, helmed by Andria Hendricks.
Read about the new SBTDC at Lincoln University.

SBA: More contracts to women-owned small businesses
New rule is effective October 14.
Read about federal contracting awards for women-owned small businesses.

fall leaves 12 tips for getting your business back on track this fall

Haven't sprung into fall yet? It'll be the holidays before you know it.

employee graph Is your business healthy enough to hire a new employee?

Can you afford to hire a new employee? Can you really afford not to?
Read considerations for hiring staff.

- Contributed by Kelly Burkart through a partnership with US Bank.

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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.

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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