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Roam Sticks piglets
Roam Sticks, LLC - La Plata

Oh, give this family a home where the piggies roam.

CellARide, LLC - Springfield

Tech firm texts their way to success.

News and alerts
Greg Tucker
Greg Tucker named MO SBTDC director

BDP veteran brings private sector savvy, program experience to position.

Reflecting on 50 years: Oct. 2016

BDP and MU College of Engineering combine the talents of faculty and staff to solve real-world problems.

Boots to Business RebootBoots to Business Reboot

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills necessary for entrepreneurial success. But how to translate military acumen to business success?

Read more.

BDP clients win 2016 Made in Missouri Leadership Awards

Further proof the BDP creates award winning clients.

holiday dogs 2016 holiday schedule

They're coming up fast -- ready?

Read more.

Federal update

IRS logo IRS launches sharing economy site

US Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services releases new Form I-9

USCIS says new form is smarter, easier.

healthy woman
How to institute a workplace wellness program

Who says it's just for the big guys?

Rebecca Gubbels
Borrowing From the First National Bank of Uncle Steve

Uncle Steve loves you enough to lend a few thousand. Now what?

Read about borrowing from family.

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, such as:
  • 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.

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.

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