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.
Where were you at 17?
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.
It’s not easy being green, but it can be profitable.
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
Tech start-up in Columbia focuses on developing cheaper, longer-lasting enzyme products to treat contaminated water, soil
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.
Enterprising college students find themselves in the dough at their Columbia cookie shop
MU engineering researchers aim to take nanotechnology to the marketplace