Are you an aspiring or early-stage small business owner? This Boot Camp helps entrepreneurs look at all aspects of their business, explore the feasibility of a new business venture, and learn how to develop a viable business model.

Attendees will discover the best practices, talk through real-life examples, and learn about valuable local resources designed to help small businesses grow. This Boot Camp is an accelerated program that helps build your foundational knowledge and jumpstart your new business. This program was developed by the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University and it is powered by Innovate SOMO, led by Codefi and efactory.

Participants of the program receive ongoing coaching & mentoring to develop a growth plan & financial budget by the end of the program. Guest speakers will bring their real-world experience to make the program topics come alive.

This eight-session, group-based educational program provides future or early-stage entrepreneurs and small business owners with: 

• Business Resources Available 

• Market Research and Analysis 

• Market Identification and Sales 

• Financial Management and Projections 

• Marketing Channels and Reaching Customer Segments 

• Building and Compensating Your Team/Hiring and Managing Employees 

• Accessing Capital – Types and Sources 

• Positioning Your Business for Growth 

Enroll for the Early-Stage Business Boot Camp to learn more about important topics impacting your business’s success! 

Attend All 8 Program Dates: (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

  • Session 1: August 27, 2024
  • Session 2: September 3, 2024
  • Session 3: September 10, 2024
  • Session 4: September 17, 2024
  • Session 5: September 24, 2024
  • Session 6: October 1, 2024
  • Session 7: October 8, 2024
  • Session 8: October 15, 2024

There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. 

Register at:

U.S. Small Business Administration

The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance to the SBDC hosting the event.  The Missouri SBDC is a University of Missouri Extension partner.