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Transforming Missouri Businesses
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3 successful Missouri small businesses
Success stories
Pulse founder, Dan Latham

Pulse Medical Staffing, LLC - Columbia

Meet the mortar in the brick wall of health care.

Exton, Babyation's CBO Babyation - St. Louis

How to reinvent an essential, nearly century-old product.
Read about Babyation's success.

Logboat and EquipmentShare logos Logboat Brewing Co. LLC, EquipmentShare.com Inc. - Columbia (Where are they now?)

Two BDP clients named to Columbia Business Times 20 under 40 list.

For more information about doing business in Missouri, visit the MissouriBusiness.net website or contact a business development specialist at one of our centers to receive confidential assistance tailored to your needs.
News & alerts
Missouri flood notice Valley Park flooding
Missouri flood news and resources
Read about assistance, preparedness for those affected by the recent floods.

Small businesses activity rises in 2015
Kauffman Foundation reports show gains in 49 states, reversing six-year trend.
Read about the small business upswing.

5 Missouri companies lauded for camaraderie
Fortune ranking of U.S. workplaces includes two Missouri firms in top 10.
Read about fun workplaces in Missouri.

BDP corner
economic impact
BDP impact
$119 for every $1 invested, one job for every $930 in funding.
Read about BDP's return on investment.

Export corner

International Trade Center helps firms succeed
Clients report an astonishing 900 plus percent increase in export sales.
Read about the BDP International Trade Center. ship loaded with containers

EXIM Bank reauthorized, small business assistance to increase
Required small businesses assistance percentage rises from 20 to 25 percent.
Read about EXIM Bank.

IRS corner

New IRS mileage rates
Rate decreases for 2016 along with gas prices.
Read about 2016 mileage rate for taxes.

PTAC corner Phyllis Behrens

New PTAC counselor
Skilled contracting counselor to serve Joplin, southwest Missouri counties.
Read about Dr. Phyllis Behrens.

money down the drain5 things businesses shouldn't waste money on

Money is tight, so why waste it?

check10 keys to safely accept checks

Reports of paper checks' death have been greatly exaggerated.

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

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