Missouri Business eNews
University of Missouri Extension   Nov. 2016

Business Development Program
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Transforming Missouri Businesses
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Small Business Saturday
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Success stories
Vicki LaRose, CDI
Civil Design, Inc. - St. Louis
Where are they now?

Woman-owned engineering firm named a workplace star.

Midway Development Co.
Midway Development Co., Inc. - Columbia

A business started in a pool performs swimmingly.

pitch to investors video
Pitching to investors

Tech entrepreneurs need inspiration, ideas and money -- two may come easily; the third can be trickier.

10 reasons veterans succeed as entrepreneurs

We could list dozens, but stopped at 10.

Read reasons why vets succeed.
News and alerts

Sandra Marin with students Reflecting on 50 years: Nov. 2016

BDP TECH-SERIES program helps COE students, entrepreneurs.

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is your day -- make the most of it.

IRS news: W-2 filing moved up to Jan. 31, adjustments made to 2017 rates

Some refunds delayed until Feb. 15, too.

Read more.

Rebecca Gubbels Rebecca Gubbels wins Associated Industries of Missouri Extension Industry Award

It's no accident BDP staff win year after year.

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.

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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