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  1. Recovering and rebuilding after a disaster

    • May 23, 2019

    When a disaster hits a community it can be devastating. For business owners, it can be a doubly difficult. At the same time they are facing the loss of their property and ensuring the safety of their families during the crisis, they also face... Read more ...

  2. Sunspot – Kirksville

    • April 11, 2019

    What originally began as a daydream has become a reality for Denys McClanahan, one of the new owners of Sunspot in Kirksville, Missouri. The local tanning salon, which offers bed and spray tanning, was recently purchased by McClanahan and her... Read more ...

  3. Wiestside BBQ – Webb City, MO

    • April 11, 2019

    Carl and Julie Wiest are the owners of Wiestside BBQ in Webb City, Missouri. The beginnings of their restaurant and their journey to business ownership seemed perfectly normal until they experienced great adversity that nearly sent their dreams up... Read more ...

  4. Civil Design, Inc., Creating a Company Culture – St. Louis, MO.

    • April 11, 2019

    Collaborative, family, community, innovative, impactful. Is this how you would describe your workplace? Maybe not, but these are the words that the employees of Civil Design, INC. (CDI) have chosen to describe their company and these five simple... Read more ...

  5. How She Funded It: SBIR Funding Jumpstarts PatientsVoices™ to Improve Patient Satisfaction

    • March 12, 2019

    Sometimes ideas come from knowing a market really well. Sometimes they come from serendipity—a happenstance encounter with an undeniable opportunity. Mary Kay O’Connor founded PatientsVoices™ from both experience and instinct. But regardless... Read more ...

  6. iShare Medical creates records in one secure file

    • March 12, 2019

    What if your medical records could follow you from doctor to specialist to hospital and always be complete, secure and easily shared? That’s the concept behind iShare Medical, a Kansas City based company that has grown with the assistance of the... Read more ...

  7. TicketRX makes it easier to resolve traffic tickets

    • March 12, 2019

    Everyone hates getting a traffic ticket and then trying to resolve it without going to court. But for over-the-road truck drivers, an unresolved traffic ticket can mean lost income or a lost job. Bryan Shannon’s own experience as a college student... Read more ...

  8. Doing business in Missouri: Business plan

    • Feb. 25, 2019

    A business plan is the written expression of your business idea and projections on markets which, if properly used, will help you manage the business and work effectively towards its success. The process of putting a business plan together,... Read more ...

  9. Doing business in Missouri: Taxes

    • Feb. 25, 2019

    The legal structure you select for your business will determine how business income is taxed — as individual income (e.g., sole proprietorship) or as a corporation. If a business operates as a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited liability... Read more ...

  10. Doing business in Missouri: The basics

    • Feb. 25, 2019

    Owning and operating a small business can be a tremendously fulfilling and rewarding way of life, but it is not always an easy one. No one considering it should make the decision lightly. A great deal of thought and research should go into making a... Read more ...

  11. Doing business in Missouri: Hiring employees

    • Feb. 25, 2019

    At some point, most businesses are faced with the need to hire employees. This manual provides an overview of what is involved in hiring and paying employees. Starting and operating a business involves a lot of paperwork. Hiring employees, rather... Read more ...

  12. Doing business in Missouri: Financing your business

    • Feb. 25, 2019

    Many people dream of starting and managing their own business. What separates the successful entrepreneur from the unsuccessful is most often access to sufficient funds to turn that dream to reality. Learning where and how to obtain funds to start... Read more ...

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