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Caves and high tech don't normally go together. But this firm is anything but normal.

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MU Extension ACA curriculum now available ACA logo
Confused by the Affordable Care Act? Extension specialists can help.
Read about MU Extension's ACA resources.

Saint Louis MoDOT Entrepreneurship Training Program
Program's intent is to help Disadvantaged Business Enterprises build business skills.
Read about MoDOT Entrepreneurship Training Program.

Missouri begins fiscal year with surplus
In happy contrast to FY 2014.
Read about Missouri's 2015 budget.

Kansas City ranked No. 3 nationally for jobs
Can KC do any wrong?
Read about the U.S job market report.

marriage certificate What's worse, a bad business partner or a bad marriage?

Maybe business -- divorce isn't an option and dissolution can involve a lot more people, making an operating agreement essential.
Read business partnership tips.

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

dog wearing a cap and sunglasses 11 tips for the dog days of summer

And for every other season, too.

I luv indie shops
4 ways to celebrate Independent Retailers Week

July 19-25 is a national celebration of the mom and pop stores that are the bedrock of our communities.

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.

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.

For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the website at MissouriBusiness.net or contact a business development specialist or procurement specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.

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