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Glad tidings
From the University of Missouri Business Development Program

As 2015 winds down, we take time to reflect on the great Missouri happenings of the past year. We have a lot to celebrate! 

The Royals win! The Royals win! Last year was so, so close -- 90 feet away from winning it all in Game 7 -- but no cigar. This year the boys in blue brought home a world championship, focusing the world's attention on KC and its remarkable renaissance.

Contact us in 2016!
Here are 14 very good reasons

2015 ended with a slow, steady economic expansion. We hope that extended to our clients and all of the businesses in our state. Did your business benefit? Would you like to benefit more?

Here are the top 14 reasons to contact the MU Extension Business Development Program in 2016.
  1. economic impact Proven results. In the past three years, fiscal years 2013-2015, the MU Extension Business Development Program helped Missouri firms create or retain 24,180 jobs, increased sales by $439 million, attract $419.6 million in new investment and win $1.4 billion in government contracts.

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, procurement training calendar or international trade training calendar for events, dates, details and registration information.

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