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Transforming Missouri Businesses
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3 successful Missouri small businesses
Success stories
The eMINTS National Center - Columbia
eMINTS learning for educators
Education innovators land $12m in DOE funds with BDP assistance, workshops.

Midland Surveying Midland GIS Solutions, LLC, Midland Surveying, Inc. - Maryville, St. Joseph

To NASA and beyond!
Read about Midland GIS Solutions and Midland Surveying's success.

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News & alerts
4 BDP clients win SBA awards SBA winners' logos
For the second year in a row.
Learn more about these firms.

MU report: BDP generates revenue for state
Speaking of winners.
Read about programs' contributions to MU's economy.

Diversity business stats
Diversity isn't just the shape of things to come, it pays, too.
Learn about the positive effect of minorities and women in business.

Kansas City No. 7 for women-owned businesses
Speaking of women-owned businesses.
Read about the growth of women-owned firms in Missouri.
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Platte County report
The north Kansas City county isn't doing too badly, either.
Read about encouraging signs for growth just north of KC.

IRS roundup March 2016
Ready for April 18?
Get tax information on non-cash donations and health care exemptions.

Doing business with the government 3 people writing proposal
How to cut through the acres of red tape? MO PTAC knows.
Read about how to sell to the government plus new seminars on contracting and negotiating.

Missouri general revenue report
Win-win! Revenues increase to nearly $5 billion while corporate taxes drop.
Get the Missouri Office of Administration's data.

reflections of city shoppers Top 10 global consumer trends for 2016

Of agnostic shoppers, time shoppers and spending singles.

10 ways to spring clean your business
cleaning bottles with tulips
Your business deserves a thorough cleaning as much as your home.

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 in numerous subject areas, including:
  • Starting a business
  • Writing a business plan
  • Business management (including FastTrac)
  • Marketing/sales (including social media/e-commerce)
  • Finance/cash flow/bookkeeping (including QuickBooks)
  • Exporting/international trade
  • Selling to the government
  • HR management/hiring, training, retaining employees
  • Technology grants, IP issues
  • Growing a business
  • Special conferences for women, veterans, more
Visit the small business training calendar, procurement training calendar or international trade training calendar for more events, dates, details and registration information.

Mid-America TAAC
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Economic impact numbers reveal $119 of return for every $1 invested
economic impact From 2013 through 2015, the MU Extension Business Development Program assisted Missouri firms in creating or retaining 24,180 jobs, increasing sales by $439 million, acquiring investments of $419.6 million and winning government contracts of $1.4 billion. BDP is a solid return on investment, creating $119 of economic impact for every $1 invested and creating one job for every $930 in total funding. Read more about BDP impact.

Contact a BDP specialist near you and learn how to transform your business.

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