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  1. Tough culling decisions come with drought, forage shortages

    • Aug. 1, 2022

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With dry weather and short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows.Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey,... Read more ...

  2. Let no tree go to waste, Full Circle Forest Products - Rutledge, MO

    • July 27, 2022

    Are trees that have been felled by nature or landowners destined to rot — either where they lie or in a landfill?Joshua Clarkweiss says no.Clarkweiss, owner of Full Circle Forest Products, a sustainability-focused sawmill in Rutledge, Missouri,... Read more ...

  3. Hathaway named 2022 State Star

    Hathaway named 2022 State Star

    • July 15, 2022

    KANSAS CITY, MO – Jill M. Hathaway has been named the 2022 Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) State Star! Hathaway is a Senior Business Development Consultant for the Missouri SBDC at University of Missouri – Kansas City... Read more ...

  4. Serving children with differing abilities, Unearth Potential - Joplin, MO

    • June 29, 2022

    When one business closes, some people open another one.That’s what Anita Archer and Erin Phipps did when the behavioral health clinic they worked for shut down.When Archer and Phipps, behavior analysts and owners of Unearth Potential in Joplin,... Read more ...

  5. Helping Midwesterners celebrate freedom — safely, Powder Monkey Fireworks - Weldon Spring, MO

    • June 9, 2022

    “The last two years were our best two years,” said Chris Sander, owner of Powder Monkey Fireworks in three Missouri locations: Weldon Spring, Cape Girardeau and Bowling Green.Not many businesses can say that about sales during the COVID-19... Read more ...

  6. Noller named interim state director of Missouri SBDC

    Noller named interim state director of Missouri SBDC

    • June 1, 2022

    JOPLIN, Mo. – Sherry Noller has been appointed interim education director for University of Missouri Extension’s Business Development Program and interim state director for the Missouri Small Business Development Centers.The appointment,... Read more ...

  7. 10 Missouri small businesses prepare to “Elevate” beyond the second stage

    • May 26, 2022

    Ten second-stage Missouri small businesses are learning from experts and each other how to move to the next level.Selected from across the state and representing the advertising, construction, health care, manufacturing, and retail trade industries,... Read more ...

  8. Birth of a Franchise, DocuLock - St. Joseph, MO

    • May 9, 2022

    “Our first quarter sales this year almost exceeded our total sales of last year because of a paradigm shift in how we do business,” said Paul Janicek, owner of DocuLock in St. Joseph, Missouri.Janicek attributes that shift to the open-heart... Read more ...

  9. Russia Sanctions and Technology Controls as of March 10 2022

    • March 11, 2022

    We will be updating this article periodically as information is available.On February 24, 2022, the US and its allies, including NATO members and other independent nations around the globe, imposed sweeping sanctions and technology controls against... Read more ...

  10. Black female entrepreneur “being the change,” Locs of Glory - St. Louis, MO

    • Jan. 17, 2022

    Tameka Stigers is passionate about seeing more Black-owned businesses serving the needs of the Black community.“We [Blacks] are consumers,” Stigers said. “We’re always consuming and not owning. We have to change that.”Stigers is being the... Read more ...

  11. Homegrown small business ready to scale and diversify, Hannibal Machine - Hannibal, MO

    • Dec. 3, 2021

    From wielding a broom to welding metal art, Scott Haycraft grew from a youngster helping around the shop to a skilled machinist and part-owner of Hannibal Machine in Hannibal, Missouri.“[My father] always had a crew of guys that were generally... Read more ...

  12. From friendship bracelets to order fulfillment and beyond: One entrepreneur’s journey, Court Street Custom Fulfillment - Fulton, MO

    • Nov. 19, 2021

    Some people are born entrepreneurs. Beth Snyder is among them.Snyder is the owner of Court Street Custom Fulfillment (CSCF) in Fulton, Missouri, among other companies. CSCF is just the latest of her businesses. She started her first one in fourth... Read more ...

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