July News & Events

OzSBI's Newest Client

Halli King is the "new" proud owner of Great Scrubs and More. Halli started working at Great Scrubs in July 2012 and now four years has taken the reins from Sandra Exon. Halli used OzSBI's Microloan Fund in addition to financing from Community First Bank to purchase the business.  Great Scrubs and More will also be participating in OzSBI's Affiliate Client program. 

Great Scrubs and More opened in April of 2009. They sell quality scrubs and medical accessories while providing excellent customer service.  Great Scrubs not only offers medical inventory, but also items for the general public. They have athletic tennis shoes like Sketchers and Reeboks, Girlie Girl Original T-shirts, boy scout items, personalized name tags, small gift items and  more. Stop by and visit their store on Kentucky Avenue.  

Visit them at 1406 N. Kentucky Ave Suite 200, West Plains, or www.greatscrubsandmore.com 
OzSBI Champion

We are proud to announce that Fidelity Communications has become the latest OzSBI Champion.  Thanks Fidelity!

Pictured: Randy Ward, Fidelity Communications; Heather Fisher and Toney Aid, OzSBI

OzSBI Premier Workshop 

This nationally recognized interpersonal leadership workshop is for anyone looking to excel as a leader both personally and professionally.  Based on the principles found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey's best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, participants will learn and apply timeless principles that yield:

  • improved communication
  • greater productivity
  • better relationships
  • increased focus on important priorities

Thursdays, Aug 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$495 general, $395 OzSBI Member
Register at www.ozsbi.com

Presented by: Don Hamby
Dr. Don Hamby has been a trained facilitator for Franklin-Covey Leadership programs for the past 17 years.  He spent 35 years as a teacher and administrator at all levels of education.  Dr. Hamby says the awareness he gained through the study of the Seven Habits has helped him in his personal, family, and work life.

Business Tip

Learn to read and write effective agreements.

You know the expression "good fences make good neighbors?" It's the same in business. The more effective your agreements are the better your business relationships will be. 

Office Space Available

By 2020, 50% of all Americans in the labor market will work for themselves or be working in companies of five employees or less.  OzSBI can help you on that journey of working for yourself.   At OzSBI you gain a mentor, professional office space that is furnished and includes utilities, fiber, free business workshops and more for one fixed price.  

Request a tour of the facility and see which office is right for you by calling 417-256-9724.  We are here to serve you. 

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learns are free and open to the public.

Growth of Local Winery  Thursday, July 21st 12pm FREE

Hear the journey of McCullough House Winery from Thayer.  Learn how they are making and selling their wine in the Ozarks and becoming a winery destination.

Professional Workshops 

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

This one-day workshop offers six hours of an INTRODUCTORY, hands-on learning opportunity for small business. Boost the accuracy of your small business accounting. In this session you will learn how to set up a company file, set up customers, employees and vendors, track accounts payable and receivable, reconcile accounts, and create reports.    
Date: Wednesday, July 13th
Time: 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $129/$99

Missouri Association of Manufacturers

Manufacturers have fought through a recession, regulatory changes, workforce shortages and individual environmental battles.  OzSBI wants you to know that you are not alone.  There are resources available to help you overcome these challenges.     
Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Advanced QuickBooks Pro

In this training you will learn how to use the import/export feature to setup new companies, setup and track inventory payroll taxes and forms, use advanced invoice features, setup and monitor budgets, manage and pay sales tax, and explore expanded reporting capabilities.     
Date: Wednesday, July 27th
Time: 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $129/$99

Basic HR Skills for Small Business

Protect your company from the time, expense and distress associated with employee-related lawsuits with Basic HR Skills for Small Business.
Date: Tuesday, August 9th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $35/$20

Register for workshops at www.ozsbi.com 
Thank You Champion Members!

Ozarks Small Business Incubator | 417.256.9724 | info@ozsbi.com | www.ozsbi.com


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