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  1. Missouri SBDC continues to “Elevate” second-stage businesses

    • June 28, 2023

    This spring, five Missouri small businesses began the journey to grow beyond the second stage.Through the Missouri Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC’s) Elevate program, these five business owners, at no cost to them, are gaining knowledge... Read more ...

  2. Tough culling decisions come with drought, forage shortages

    • June 14, 2023

    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 ...

  3. MBA continues her education with Missouri SBDC, Webb City Florist - Webb City, MO

    • April 19, 2023

    Courtney Smith has a Master of Business Administration, but when she decided to buy Webb City Florist, she realized she didn’t know where to start, so she continued her education with the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC).“My... Read more ...

  4. Bridging the gap between urgent care and the ER, Innovative Medical Clinic - Jefferson City, MO

    • Jan. 31, 2023

    As a physician assistant in a hospital emergency room, Elochukwu “Elo” Osoego noted that most of the patients seen there — 80% to 85%, he said — did not need to be in the ER. Often, they needed services not available at urgent care and... Read more ...

  5. Missouri SBDC elevates business, impacts economic development

    • Jan. 30, 2023

    Over the past two years, a group of 22 second-stage Missouri small businesses increased sales by $10.7 million, made capital investments of $8.2 million, and added 74 jobs.These businesses were beneficiaries of research and advice from leading... Read more ...

  6. Nonprofit finds pearls in the Elevate program, Boone Center Inc. - St. Peters, MO

    • Nov. 1, 2022

    While on a COVID deployment with the Air National Guard a couple of years ago, Col. Troy Compardo was sitting in a hotel room reflecting on his life when he found his next professional mission.“This opportunity came across my plate,” Compardo... Read more ...

  7. Adding value to the family farm business, Inland Cape Rice Mill - Scott City, MO

    • Oct. 11, 2022

    Sam Schneider and his wife eat rice at every meal, so transitioning the family farm into growing rice was a challenge he was happy to take on.“As I got more involved in the business, I thought we should transition more into rice because we have... Read more ...

  8. Finding the courage to pursue excellence, Areté Contracting - Jefferson City, MO

    • Oct. 5, 2022

    Kyle Te had always wanted to go the self-employment route, but for a long time he didn’t have the courage to do it or a clear idea of what industry would be the right fit.Then he found his fit and that gave him the courage.With his background in... Read more ...

  9. Family business overcomes loss, Mueller Industries - St. Louis, MO

    • Sept. 19, 2022

    When a family-run small business loses its leader and, shortly afterward, loses its largest client, it can send the company into a tailspin.“We were frantic,” said Christine Jeep, CEO of Mueller Industries in St. Louis, Missouri. “We didn’t... Read more ...

  10. National 40 Under 40 winners include Missouri SBDC’s  Sherry Noller and Travin Shelton

    National 40 Under 40 winners include Missouri SBDC’s Sherry Noller and Travin Shelton

    • Aug. 24, 2022

    MISSOURI – The Missouri SBDC (Small Business Development Center) is proud to announce two SBDC team members will be recognized as Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals by America’s SBDC. Congratulations to Sherry Noller, associate state director,... Read more ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

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