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Babyation - St. Louis (Where are they now?)
Fully funded and ready to ship next year, is where.

TAAC tales

For some businesses, imports represent a minor challenge -- for others a dire threat. The Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program, a BDP program, equips U.S. manufacturers in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska to better respond to import competition.

Here are just two illustrations of TAAF in action.

Custom Powder Systems, LLC - Springfield
They don't just think outside the box. They build the box.

DTE DTE, Inc. - Lebanon

DTE makes products that span human life, but spanning foreign competition was tougher -- until TAAF.
Read about DTE's success.

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
10 Missouri firms named rising stars of 2016
And yours can be, too.
Learn more about the winning firms. SAM scam

Beware the SAM scam!
Receive an email asking you to complete the System for Award Management (SAM) or other registration? It could be a scam.
Read about registering with SAM the right way through PTAC.

SBA achieves women's small business contracting goal
For the first time.
Learn about women-owned businesses' contracting success.

Celebrate National Small Business Week, May 1-7
Because small businesses drive America.Small Business Week
Read about National Small Business Week 2016 activities

Missouri clean energy jobs report
Small businesses lead the way.
Read the findings of the clean energy jobs report.

origami dollar bill How to get money from a bank to finance your small business

Business ace Rayanna Anderson knows and tells, too.

Earth Day
9 Earth Day tips
Saving the planet is good. So is saving money.

Upcoming application deadlines/funding opportunities

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.

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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SBA Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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