July
2016

Missouri Business eNews
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Workforce Program
Transforming Missouri Businesses
MU Extension
3 successful Missouri businesses
Success stories
Manoella Rodrigues da Silva
Missouri Moisture Analyzers, LLC - Maryville

Living the good life in northwest Missouri.

P2 helps MEM video
Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co. - Columbia

BDP Pollution Prevention Intern Program helps MEM save energy costs.

News and alerts
working overtime = more pay
How the new federal overtime law will affect your business

New laws not effective until Dec. 1, 2016, but it can't hurt to plan.

SBDCs provide value
sales growth
Clients enjoy growth rate four times the national average.

MO SBTDC news
  • Chrystal Irons named 2016 Missouri State Star Irons, Christian, Jackson
    Star also new MSU SBTDC director.
  • Welcome to three new center directors!
    Savvy business veterans assume leadership roles in Springfield, Sedalia and Cape Girardeau.
    Read more.
Tips
woman doing well at job interview
Get a step up on employee retention

Retaining employees starts with the interview.

HELP
7 ways to make the most of your summer hires

Summer's here and the time is right for seasonal help.


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.

MO SBTDC
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.

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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