February News & Events

Client Spotlight:  Dust Til Dawn

With over 8 years of experience in the cleaning and janitorial industry, Billie Wiles is now opening Dust Til Dawn to serve the greater West Plains area.  Billie has extensive experience working with both residential and commercial clientele.  Dust Til Dawn offers quality environmental hygiene for offices, businesses, rental properties, and homes. They are bonded licensed and insured and have the experience, skills to serve businesses of all sizes.  Dust Til Dawn is the newest Affiliate Client to join OzSBI.

Mentoring Moment

Our very own, Michael Hoff, was awarded 2015 Citizen of the Year by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce.  Michael is the Senior Executive Vice President at Community First Bank and serves on multiple OzSBI boards and mentors many small businesses. We are very thankful for all he does for OzSBI and think this award is more than fitting! Congrats Michael!

Thank you Donors

Thank you to all our donors who utilized tax credits to make a donation to OzSBI in 2015, including John Bailey of Bailey Chevrolet! Your generous donations help us serve the small businesses throughout our 7 counties.

EPIC 16: Pitch Competition 

If you have a daydream, a passion or a desire to create your own business now is the time to start making that dream a reality. Our annual Business Pitch competition will be held during EPIC, our small business week event, on May 3rd. Enter your business pitch competition to start organizing your dreams for the chance to win a first place prize with a cash value of over $1,500! Visit www.ozsbi.com for more info.

Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learns are free and open to the public.

Marketing Big on a Small Budget   Thursday, February 18th 12pm FREE

Marketing Big on a Small Budget is for the business owners or professionals responsible for marketing their company. No marketer ever thinks he or she has enough money in the budget to do all of the advertising, promotions, and/or public relations necessary to make the business a thriving success. In this workshop, you will leave with the Top Five tools every marketer on a small budget needs to have in his or her toolbox. Lunch provided by Strategic Financial Concepts, INC

Managing Your Cash Flow
 Thursday, March 17th 12pm FREE

Learn the basic movement of funds in and out of your business and how to track these funds.  Discuss the various ways a business is able to take funds for goods and services provided to their customer base and the many possibilities of making payment for the goods and services they purchase from their vendors. Lunch Provided by Arvest Bank.

Professional Workshops 

Covers the pros and cons of starting a business and the first steps to take in planning and developing your business.
Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $35/$20

Learn fundamental techniques to make spreadsheet creation, data entry, and presentation far easier. This course will teach participants the basic functions and features of Excel 2013.  2 day class.
Date: Tuesday, February 16th and 23rd
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $100/$80

Learn information on how to become a child care provider, who is eligible to receive child care subsidy on eligible children. 
Date: Monday, February 22nd
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Become proficient in consolidating data, chart formatting, sorting and filtering, protecting worksheets and more. 2 day class.
Date: Tuesday, March 8th and 15th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $100/$80

Find out how to receive bids for federal contracts and successfully compete for those contracts. Learn how to work with the government.
Date: Thursday, March 10th
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $35/$20

Stop managing and start leading to improve the productivity of your employees and be a part of your organization's future. 4 day series with multiple topics.
Date: Wednesday, March 30th, April 6th, 13th, and 20th
Time: 9-4 p.m.
Cost: Inquire for Price

Thank You Champion Members!
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Ozarks Small Business Incubator | 408 Washington Ave | PO Box 1194 | West Plains | MO | 65775