January News & Events

Before you quit your job or invest your life savings, wouldn't it be nice to know whether your business idea has merit?

LaunchU will have you examine your business idea from every angle. If you are thinking about starting a business or have a business that is stagnant and you want to develop it the right way, Launch U can help.  LaunchU is a practical, hands-on, microenterprise development program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business ideas develop a plan to launch their new venture. Join 60 other local entrepreneurs who have graduated from this program.  BONUS:  By completing this course you have the opportunity to pitch your business idea to a panel of judges during our small business week event, EPIC 17 on May 2nd. Cash prizes awarded.

Tuition - $175, includes:

Development of a Business Plan

9 Training Sessions

Entrepreneur Workbook

$25 reimbursement for perfect attendance

Class Start Date:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

9am to 4pm, lunch provided

Continuing Dates:

Every Thursday, Feb 9 to Mar 30

6pm to 9pm

How to Register for this Series:

Pay with cash or check

Fill out form (fillable PDF)

Mail/Drop off form and payment to: 
408 Washington Ave.
West Plains, MO 65775

The deadline to register for this series is Friday, January 27th at 4pm

For more information call 417.256.9724 or visit www.ozsbi.com 

New OzSBI Champion

Cahills Construction began operations in 2002 as a local builder and has rapidly expanded its market area to include the Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Transportation, local schools, churches and other commercial businesses.Cahills is a woman-owned, Native American-owned company. Cahills has successfully utilized expertise from seasoned members of the local construction industry and has acquired an experienced staff to assist in its continued growth. It has the distinction of being the only construction company in the area with a full-time staff of professionals in numerous construction divisions.

Cahills Construction is currently working on the renovation of the second floor of OzSBI. Toney Aid said, "We are excited about working with Cahills and continuing our relationship after construction is complete."  To learn how to become a Champion member of OzSBI visit www.ozsbi.com. 

Heather Fisher, OzSBI Director; Mike Bennish and Matt Stanley, Cahills; Toney Aid, OzSBI CEO

What's New with OzSBI

We are excited to announce that we have a new website and a new logo!! We have worked hard to make a logo that reflects the fact we support (tree trunk) both startup (green leafs) and existing (orange leafs) businesses.  To learn more about what we do check out our new website!!  We hope you enjoy them too!

2nd Floor Renovation Update

A lot has happened in the last month--the walls are finished and they are receiving color. The ceiling tile is installed. Completion is getting closer everyday!

New bright colors for the 2nd floor!  


January Lunch & Learn

Preventing fraud can include keeping your personal items and information safe, and safely navigating the internet. Learn the best practices of fraud prevention for small businesses. Lunch provided.

Date: Thursday, January 26th
Time: 11:30-1 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

Sponsored by:

RSVP for this Lunch&Learn at www.ozsbi.com 
Professional Workshops 

This seminar is a free overview of our upcoming workshop series LaunchU. 

Date: Thursday, January 12th
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

This seminar is a free overview of our upcoming workshop series LaunchU. 

Date: Tuesday, January 17th
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

Network with other manufacturers, share concerns, and learn about local resources. 

Date: Thursday, January 12th
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

LaunchU Workshop Series

LaunchU is a practical, hands-on, small business development program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business ideas and plan to launch new ventures. It is also great for existing businesses that need to rethink their plan.

Date: Starts Saturday, February 4th
Time: 9-4 p.m.
Cost: $175
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

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

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


Ozarks Small Business Incubator | 408 Washington Ave | PO Box 1194 | West Plains | MO | 65775