They wanted this to be the place for everyone else. They didn’t realize just how many everyone elses there were.
Meet the carp king of Kansas City.
They don’t just think outside the box. They build the box.
DTE makes products that span human life, but spanning foreign competition was tougher — until TAAF.
Fully funded and ready to ship next year, is where.
To NASA and beyond!
You probably used a Silgan PFC food container today, and with ITC help, people globally soon will, too.
How do you tell if foreign companies making inquiries are legit?
Two BDP clients named to Columbia Business Times 20 under 40 list.
Wife and husband ask: Why can’t it be as smart as a smartphone, quiet as a luxury car?
Tenacity learned in the service leads to tenacity as an entrepreneur …
How can smaller firms compete in the federal marketplace?
Just a little bit of paradise for carnivores
Helping feed 9 billion people by 2050, is where
What’s brewing in Columbia? Business success.
Meet the Airbnb of equipment rental.
Happy hour leads to happy, busy days.
METP gave this father of four the confidence to start a new life.
Business is heating up for this Franklin County firm.
Caves and high tech don’t normally go together. But this firm is anything but normal.
Sedrick Brandt is in the dirt business.
Give the people what they want.
MO PTAC contributes to firm’s success in federal marketplace.
Life isn’t easy for an American manufacturer.
Meet the largest small manufacturer you’ve never heard of.
Innovative organic dairy recognized as 2015 Excellence in Business Award winner for outstanding contributions to economy of northwestern Missouri.
Meet the father of green nanotechnology
Government contracting specialist Carolyn Jones helps owner of strategic analysis firm land DLA contract worth up to $3 million.
Habitata president gives major props to BDP for multiple government contracts, resulting in profitable year, hiring new employees.
What do a 2001 medical tragedy and MRIs in Saudi Arabia have in common?
TAAC gets results for wireless services provider and general contractor.
Vicki LaRose is in civil design but her real business is changing lives.
Good things happen when businesses listen to their BDP counselors.
Lisa Garney’s CV reads like a superheroine’s: Construction supervisor and jack-of-most trades, attorney, pilot, White House intern, London School of Economics graduate, Corps of Engineers-certified quality control manager, master plumber. Plumber?
‘Eyeprinting’ BDP client lands on Main Street.
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?
BDP helps make this business much more than a hole in the hillside.
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.
Recycling is all in this family.
John Smallwood misses the Alaska winters. Really.
A passion for small towns
In honor of Earth Day April 22, we present one entrepreneur who’s gone really green.
BDP client named SBA’s Missouri Small Business Person of the Year
Brad Sandt looked at the sorry state of education tech and thought, “There has to be a better way!”
Tech company boldly goes into the final advertising frontier — mobile devices.
Matthew Wood had a strong incentive to improve health and the environment — his mother, who died of cancer when he was just 18.
Internationally acclaimed design firm Hufft Projects, LLC, profiled here last year, will relocate to Roanoke Park and hire 12 employees.
We celebrate Black History Month with this story of a talented, hard-working woman who found a niche and stuck with it.
They thought they had the business plan down cold — until they met with the MO SBTDC.
How does a cable cross the road?
Why are veterans 45 percent more likely to be self-employed? Veteran Floyd Henson has some answers.
Moving with the market.
The price of vigilance
Triumph over adversity in Oregon County.
MCC finds big potential in little Liechtenstein.
HY-C has been warming American homes since 1947, but import competition almost extinguished its fire.
Manufacturer of bagging scales; bag hangers; closing, positioning and transfer conveyors; palletizing equipment; and portable bagging.
Manufacturer of stitched accessories and production parts for the automotive industry
Turning temperatures of 35 below to profit … the Inferno Element Protection System.
The discipline, drive and determination to get the job done
Bringing back the ‘70s … lighter, faster, stronger.
Who says government contracting is dying?
Where were you at 17?
A smart pallet.
Twins with a flair for footwear … boots with clear plastic uppers
Harley-Davidson T-shirt maker RK Stratman revs up international sales with help from MO SBTDC business development specialists.
Habitata brought jobs back. from Mexico, creating jobs and transforming a St. Louis neighborhood
Mastering financials spelled the difference between success and failure for this Columbia firm.
Riding the storm out
Floods are not normally a good thing, but this multifaceted business reaped valuable lessons from the flood of ’08.
These partners formed their own firm rather than stand by and watch their jobs disappear.
Big ideas from a small town … how computer network manufacturer WideBand Corporation developed additional technologies to win government research grants.
The eyes have it …
are you who you say you are?
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.
As the developing world’s purchasing power grows, so does interest in the American lifestyle, including snack foods
Exporting to Bangladesh
Awnings, canopies, displays and more
Mike and Susan Davis, current co-owners of Daylight Donuts franchises in Moberly and Macon, were tired of working for other people.
KC design firm wins international kudos.
Specializing in variety
From $38,000 to $1.3 million and 25 federal projects
They’d never worked in the conditions they found in Joplin
There’s an app for that!
Success is sweet!
It’s in the bag!
Veteran Jacob Condon of Broyles Transfer and Storage in Kirksville hasn’t followed a conventional path to business success. But it’s worked for him.
FastTrac Growth Venture courses pay off for this construction company.
As a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, Foxhole Technology accrues distinct advantages in procuring government contracts through MO PTAC.
Former veteran finds his niche, explores new markets
Ridewell Corporation was hesitant to step into the contracting arena. Until MO PTAC came calling.
What’s a little laundry between friends? So reads the website of Robinson’s Cleaners, a third-generation business owned a brother and sister team.
Making international business flow
Helping one of the most recognized but unnoticed American brands compete globally
Fighting back against cheap imports
Feeling the pinch of foreign competition
Saving lives with revolutionary waste water treatment
Providing an entire go-to-market model
Supplying life’s essentials doesn’t always mean you’ll survive and thrive
Crazy Dog gets CRAZY with gourmet hot dogs
Generations of clients
Turning passion into profit
Rolla-based MO-SCI combines R&D and manufacturing capabilities to make extraordinary glass products for specialized applications.
Moberly is the right place to set up shop for high-performance auto parts maker
Springfield-based computer network services firm expands with advice from MSU SBTDC
From bean to bar …
Energetic owner of Columbia-based Asian bistro offers sumptuous cuisine in a soothing atmosphere
St. James native happily transitions from 9-to-5 job to business ownership
Tech startup in Columbia focuses on developing cheaper, longer-lasting enzyme products to treat contaminated water, soil
General contractor turns construction experience to business success in St. Louis.
Blue Springs environmental services firm makes positive strides with advice from MU Extension business development experts
Young couple steps up to save a small Missouri town’s only grocery store
Young tech-service company tackles growth challenges with guidance from MSSU SBTDC business experts
UCM SBTDC tech client helped county emergency management office respond to Northwest Missouri floods
St. Louis-area entrepreneur spreads solar energy applications for a better America
Branson moving company taps SBTDC expertise during business downturn
Upscale women’s clothing store taps unmet market in northeast Missouri
KC tech equipment supplier rapidly reaches milestone in government contracts
S&T students win University of Missouri entrepreneurship award
Seasoning company adds spice to nationwide food-industry customer base
Innovator Andy DeShon devises an alternative power source for lawn tractors
Pastry chef comes home to start upscale bakery in Jefferson City
Childhood vision becomes entrepreneurial reality for pyrotechnics manufacturer.
Entrepreneurism proves habit forming for founders of firm developing new magnetic force control technology
Nanotechnology firm capitalizes on advice from MU business development team.
Iowa natives launch houseboat rental business on Table Rock Lake
Enterprising college students find themselves in the dough at their Columbia cookie shop
Missourian’s heartfelt business of fine chocolate making leads to discriminating taste buds worldwide.
MU engineering researchers aim to take nanotechnology to the marketplace
Three Mexico, Mo., motorcycle enthusiasts team up to transform their avocation into serious business.