Aug.
2016

Missouri Business eNews
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Workforce Program
Transforming Missouri Businesses
MU Extension
3 successful Missouri businesses
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Success story
Hannibal Machine
Hannibal Machine, Inc. - Hannibal

MO PTAC helped narrow these entrepreneurs' vision.

News and alerts
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2017 total solar eclipse = bright business opportunity

Yes, it's a year away, but why not prep now?

Small businesses matter
SBA Office of Advocacy
As proved by SBA stats.

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center expands territory
TAAC manufacturing
Center now helping manufacturers in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
Tips
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How to make employees fall in love with your company

Happy employees stay longer, work harder and contribute more to your bottom line.

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4 elements to incorporate into your business expansion strategy

Fifty percent of startups don't survive five years and only 33 percent make it to 10. Here are four tips to make it to 10.


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:
  • 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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