Success stories

Learn how MO SBTDC business development specialists helped Missouri businesses start, grow, succeed and transform.

Restoring Hope, LLC – West Plains

BDP Excellence in Business Award winner restores hope to people with developmental disabilities while boosting family income in one of the U.S.’ poorest regions.

Shatto Milk Co. – Osborn

Innovative organic dairy recognized as 2015 Excellence in Business Award winner for outstanding contributions to economy of northwestern Missouri.

Missouri entrepreneurship and innovation honored in Jefferson City

Celebrating 19 small businesses that drive our economy.

EnCircle Technologies – Columbia

Business counselor dives in with business planning, research, crowdfunding, more to help firm train individuals with autism.

JUNK Architects – Kansas City

What do a 2001 medical tragedy and MRIs in Saudi Arabia have in common?

Mercury Communications & Construction Inc. – Fenton

TAAC gets results for wireless services provider and general contractor.

Civil Design, Inc. – St. Louis

Vicki LaRose is in civil design but her real business is changing lives.

Mark Hall Cabinetry – Columbia (Where are they now?)

Good things happen when businesses listen to their BDP counselors.

EyeVerify, LLC – Kansas City (Where are they now?)

‘Eyeprinting’ BDP client lands on Main Street.

TD4 Electrical, LLC – St. Louis

What do St. Louis’ gleaming new Ballpark Village, its new art museum addition, the Iowa State Cyclones, the NFL’s all-time top rusher Emmitt Smith, IBM and the rain have in common?

Mark Twain Cave – Hannibal (Where are they now?)

BDP helps make this business much more than a hole in the hillside.

Pinckney Bend Distillery – New Haven

The crafts spirits industry today is like the craft beer industry 20 years ago — people are tired of the same old same old and thirsty for artisanal local brews like Pinckney Bend’s award-winning gin, whiskey, vodka and tonic syrup.

Triple R Recycling, LLC – Joplin

Recycling is all in this family.

STI Technology Solutions, Inc. – Jefferson City

John Smallwood misses the Alaska winters. Really.

Comfort of Home Healthcare, LLC – St. Joseph

The co-owners and co-founders of this home health care service saw their loved ones suffer from sub-standard care and thought, “We can do better.”

Agrisoft Development Group, LLC – Kansas City

In honor of Earth Day April 22, we present one entrepreneur who’s gone really green.

Infinite Energy Construction, Inc., – Kansas City (where are they now?)

BDP client named SBA’s Missouri Small Business Person of the Year

k12itc, Inc. – Kansas City

Brad Sandt looked at the sorry state of education tech and thought, “There has to be a better way!”

Lumate, LLC – St. Louis and Rolla

Tech company boldly goes into the final advertising frontier — mobile devices.

SCD Probiotics – Kansas City

Matthew Wood had a strong incentive to improve health and the environment — his mother, who died of cancer when he was just 18.

Hufft Projects, LLC – Kansas City (Where are they now?)

Internationally acclaimed design firm Hufft Projects, LLC, profiled here last year, will relocate to Roanoke Park and hire 12 employees.

Logboat Brewing Co. LLC – Columbia

They thought they had the business plan down cold — until they met with the MO SBTDC.

InnovaPrep LLC – Drexel

The price of vigilance

InfernoTek – St. Joseph

Turning temperatures of 35 below to profit … the Inferno Element Protection System.

JHS Specialties – Valles Mines

The discipline, drive and determination to get the job done

Lew’s Fishing Tackle – Springfield

Bringing back the ‘70s … lighter, faster, stronger.

Green Field Energy Group – Lee’s Summit

Who says government contracting is dying?

DoctorOn LLC – Columbia

Where were you 17?
Disease diagnosis via smart phone … there’s an app for that.

Kline Technologies – Maryville

Where were you at 17?
A smart pallet.

TwoAlity, LLC – Columbia

Where were you at 17?
Boots with clear plastic uppers

RK Stratman Inc. – Wentzville

Harley-Davidson T-shirt maker RK Stratman revs up international sales with help from MO SBTDC business development specialists.

Wheelchair Personalities – Columbia

Q: What do you do when you lose a wheelchair?
A: Create one-of-a-kind wheelchair covers and start a conversation with the world.

Habitata Building Products, dba Halcyon Shades – St. Louis

Habitata brought jobs back. from Mexico, creating jobs and transforming a St. Louis neighborhood

Mark Hall Cabinetry – Columbia

Mastering financials spelled the difference between success and failure for this Columbia firm.

Magic Touch Cleaning – Lee’s Summit

It’s not easy being green, but it can be profitable.

Nanova – Columbia (Where are they now?)

The right team is as important as money. Biomaterials firm begins manufacturing dental varnish, plans to add 50 jobs.

Mark Twain Cave – Hannibal

Floods are not normally a good thing, but this multifaceted business reaped valuable lessons from the flood of ’08.

Rockridge Group – Springfield

These partners formed their own firm rather than stand by and watch their jobs disappear.

Joplin 3D4D Imaging Center

Custom ultrasound center takes clients into the fourth dimension.

WideBand Corporation – Gallatin

Big ideas from a small town … how computer network manufacturer WideBand Corporation developed additional technologies to win government research grants.

EyeVerify LLC – Kansas City

The eyes have it …
are you who you say you are?

AmiraLin Innovations – Columbia

A lot of inventions we see are looking for a problem to fix. This is just the opposite — an invention that solves a real problem.

Kemper Military School Redevelopment Project – Boonville

How do you save your history and create jobs? Boonville has one answer.

American Food Exporters, LLC – Creve Coeur

As the developing world’s purchasing power grows, so does interest in the American lifestyle, including snack foods

Dacor Manufacturing, LLC – Fenton

Exporting to Bangladesh

Longitude Health Inc. – Columbia

Columbia-based wellness company promotes team approach to encourage healthy lifestyles

Furniture Rescue – Joplin

Lovingly restoring furniture, one piece at a time; Furniture Rescue is the story of a survivor.

Mike’s Daylight Donuts – Moberly & Macon

Mike and Susan Davis, current co-owners of Daylight Donuts franchises in Moberly and Macon, were tired of working for other people.