Missouri Business eNews
University of Missouri Extension
Jan. 2017
Business Development Program
MO SBTDC, MO PTAC, Mid-America TAAC, Careers
Transforming Missouri Businesses
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Success stories
DNA
MIDSCI Inc. - Valley Park

Where's the global demand for DNA reagents? The International Trade Center knows.

CPS team
Custom Powder Systems - Springfield
Where are they now?

Adding new jobs for a new year.

Tips
$100 bill in ring
The risks and rewards of small business

What kind of venture is best for you in 2017?

hand drawing lightbulb idea
Is that concept a business opportunity or just an exciting idea?

Knowing what separates a great idea from a great business idea is the key to success.

Read about business ideas.
IRS corner
2017 tax reminders
2017 reminders

Happy new year from the Internal Revenue Service ... with news about dates, rates and more.

News and alerts

coins forming question mark Missouri minimum wage rises

By 5 cents an hour.


Missouri sales tax bond changes

For the better: Bond amount decreases, businesses exempt after one year.


Lafferre Hall ribbon cutting ribbon cutting photo by Jennifer Hollis

It was a flying ribbon.

Read more.

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.

Economic impact numbers reveal $120 of return for every $1 invested
graph showing impact From 2014 through 2016, the MU Extension Business Development Program assisted Missouri firms in creating or retaining 23,927 jobs, increasing sales by $900 million, acquiring new investments of $436 million and winning government contracts of $1.1 billion. BDP is a solid return on investment, creating $120 of economic impact for every $1 invested and creating or retaining one job for every $844 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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