August News & Events

OzSBI is Under Construction

On August 1st construction started on our 2nd floor renovation. We are excited about this project as it will mean that the OzSBI building is complete! The construction is scheduled to take place for the next 10 months.  

What does this mean for daily operations at OzSBI? We are still open and all of our clients will remain in the building. The back parking is off limits, so if you are visiting please use our front entrance.  

We will be posting photos to our Facebook page weekly, so if you haven't liked our page click on over there to stay up to date with our progress!

Future home of Restoring Hope

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

Date: Thursdays, Aug 25, Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Time: 2 - 5 p.m.
Cost:  $495 general, $395 OzSBI Member
Register at

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.

OzSBI Mentoring 

OzSBI has a team of highly trained mentors, whom have gained a diverse set of business skills working in the trenches starting, managing and operating business from all industry sectors.  These business professionals have been trained to use GrowthWheel, a nationally recognized mentoring tool.

To learn more about our mentoring programs contact Heather Fisher at 417.256.9724

Business Tip

Take care of your STARS

This goes for every company, big and small. The cost of losing a star employee is enormous, yet business leaders rarely take the time to ensure their top performers are properly motivated, challenged, and compensated

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learns are free and open to the public.

Retirement Plans for Small Businesses  Thursday, August 18th 12pm FREE
Lunch is provided by Angell Capital Management

Learn how small business owners can use various retirement plans to save on taxes and achieve long term goals.

Strategic Planning Process  Thursday, October 20th 12pm FREE
Bring your lunch

Jennifer Smith from Gammill Quilting will present their Strategic Planning process and how they learned from failures to increase their success.

Professional Workshops 

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, August 10th
Time: 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $129/$99
Location: MU Extension Office next to Heroes Coffee

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
Location: MU Extension Office next to Heroes Coffee

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Cultivate effectiveness and lead with excellence by learning the tools of 7 Habits. This series will transform you personally and professionally.
Date: Thursdays, August 25th, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $495/$395
Location: Drury University Community Room, Across from OzSBI on Washington

Fair Labor Standards Act

A discussion of the Fair Labor Standards of 1938 including the Big 4, Employment Relationships, and the New Overtime Regulations.
Date: Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: West Plains Library Community Room

Manufacturing Roundtable

Discuss the 5S system and network with other manufacturers.
Date: Thursday, September 8th
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

Tax Planning for Small Business

This presentation will help small business owners select the right business structure, properly plan for income taxes, and more. 
Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $35/$20
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

Register for workshops at 
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