Consulting services

Personalized business consulting

MO SBTDC business development specialists use their expertise to help Missouri businesses with critical business development issues. Guidance addressing topics such as management, marketing and strategic planning is available for new and existing businesses. All counseling is confidential; many services are available at no charge (subsidized by our funding partners). For personalized help exploring  ideas or growing your business, contact a MO SBTDC counselor near you or sign up online.

Technology Development & Commercialization

The MO SBTDC program encourages and enhances technology R&D, technology transfer and technology deployment. Our technology specialists can help you assess the commercial viability of your intellectual property whether it originated from a business, university or federal lab. We can assist with manufacturing technology and processes, patents and trademarks and presentations to investors. More

International Trade Center

The MO SBTDC offers specially trained export specialists that can help your company grow revenues and create jobs by expanding into global markets. Through our export team’s counseling, training opportunities and research we can help assess your readiness to export, create an export plan, learn about export compliance and documentation, identify potential export markets and foreign trade partners and more. Learn more.

Business Growth Services

Missouri Business Growth Services is a team of MO SBTDC specialists that targets high growth clients, providing them access to top-level market information and strategies aimed at expanding the revenue portion of their business. Like a team of temporary experts, these specialists are dedicated to solving tough issues and discovering key opportunities to maximize growth potential. Some of the special disciplines offered are new media/search engine optimization, market research and geographic information systems. More

Tools for performance excellence, research, financial analysis

For long-term success, a company must continuously assess its operations to ensure it remains competitive. The MO SBTDC can provide assessments that highlight opportunities for improvement with an action plan. Two tools available to help guide business success are:
– Balanced Scorecard

MO SBTDC can help with a financial analysis software suite that turns complex financial data into a report written in plain language for lenders, investors or business management:

Tools available to help research markets, industries and valuations include:
– Esri Business Analyst 
– BizMiner 
– Business Reference Guide

In the video above, Rebecca Gubbels, business specialist at the UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center shares financial tips for women entrepreneurs. [3 min.]