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3 successful businesses
Success stories
Aspen Spas - St. Louis Aspen Spas
Going head to head with the conglomerates can be daunting. Luckily there's help.

k12itc, Inc. - Kansas City (Where are they now?)
Brad Sandt, k12itc
Winning the Mr. K Award, one of the most prestigious awards around.

Logboat Brewing Company - Columbia (Where are they now?) Logboat
Expanding and winning Columbia's small business of the year award.

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
Women's Business Center opens in Columbia Women's Business Center is open
It's the second Women's Business Center in Missouri.
Learn more about the new center.

Kauffman Index: Entrepreneurship growing more than in past 10 years
More startups are reaching the 50-or-more-employee mark faster, too.
Read about the Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship report findngs.

BDP International Trade Center wins President's "E" Award
It's the highest recognition around.
Learn about the International Trade Center's award.
Greg Tucker
Greg Tucker named interim MO SBTDC director
16-year BDP veteran has extensive private sector experience, started two businesses before joining BDP.
Read about Greg Tucker.

sunny summer sky Summer savings tips

It may be summertime, but the energy bills are not easy.

absentee bugs
7 ways to resolve absenteeism in the workplace
It happens to the best businesses, but ignore this bottom-line killer at your peril.

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.

MU Extension
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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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