News and updates

MU Extension Business Development Program releases economic impact results

Program delivers $1.19 billion in sales increases, $347 million in new investment for Missouri’s small businesses over three years.

IRS corner: 2018 reminders

It’s THAT time again … TAX time!

New USCIS I-9 form

It’s effective in September.

¡Hablamos Español!

“Luis Ortiz y la SBTDC” appears in leading Hispanic magazine.

The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming!

Aug. 21, right around lunchtime. Is your business ready?

Rebecca Gubbels named 2017 Missouri State Star

UMKC star won statewide award last year, too.

Last call

Missouri liquor license deadline renewal was May 1, extended to July 31 with late fees.

Small business: America’s backbone

QuickBooks small business infographic created with BDP’s Richard Proffer.

MO SBTDC offers help in accessing SBA disaster assistance loans

For affected Missouri firms, MO SBTDC has released disaster assistance guidelines and is ready to assist business owners in accessing the resources to recover, rebuild.

National Small Business Week April 30-May 6

With events all over the state.

Grant helps small Missouri businesses export

It’s called MO STEP=UP and wants you to do just that.

Looking for a small business loan?

Here are last year’s top lenders, per the SBA.

Missouri celebrates #SBDC Day March 22

Day commemorates the role MO SBTDC and all SBDCs play in small business success.

Kirksville opens new incubator

It’s on S. Franklin and it’s thanks to MREIC.

Missouri sales tax bond changes

For the better: Bond amount decreases, businesses exempt after one year.

BDP creates/retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1B in increased sales for Missouri businesses

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program creates or retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1 billion in increased client sales for Missouri businesses.

IRS launches sharing economy site

Sharing means caring, and taxes.

Reflecting on 50 years: Oct. 2016

BDP and MU College of Engineering combine the talents of faculty and staff to solve real-world problems.

Meet Certify.SBA.Gov

New website streamlines application process for government contracting

St. Louis SBTDC aiding Ferguson recovery

St. Louis partners continue dedicated work to temper long-lasting effects of community unrest.

2017 total solar eclipse = bright business opportunity

Yes, it’s a year away, but why not prep now?

Small businesses matter

As proved by SBA stats

SBDCs provide value

Clients enjoy growth rate four times the national average.

How the new federal overtime law will affect your business

New laws not effective until Dec. 1, 2016, but it can’t hurt to plan.

Women’s Business Center opens in Columbia

It’s the second Women’s Business Center in Missouri.

International Trade Center wins President’s “E” Award

It’s the highest recognition for helping boost U.S. exports.

Missouri clean energy jobs report

Small businesses lead the way.

MU report: BDP generates revenue for state

BDP, Life Science Business Incubator, MU Health Care contribute to prosperity for all Missourians.

Logboat Brewing Co. LLC, Inc. – Columbia (Where are they now?)

Two BDP clients named to Columbia Business Times 20 under 40 list.

Glad tidings 2015

We take time to reflect on just a few of the great things that happened in Missouri this past year. Time to celebrate!

DOL announces minimum wage increase for federal contractors

Wage increases to $10.10 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Minority business ownership grows across the board in Missouri

African-American, Hispanic-owned firms grow nearly 50 percent.

Vazquez Commercial Contracting, LLC – Kansas City (Where are they now?)

Contracting firm finds success in federal marketplace with MO PTAC help; wins No. 1 spot on Ingram’s Corporate 100 list.

State adds nearly 10,000 manufacturing jobs in 2014

Missouri manufacturing roars back with most jobs in nearly 20 years.

SBA, MO SBTDC, other agencies unite to rebuild Ferguson

Agencies join forces to help 100 businesses recover.

Google My Business!

Free new web service makes it easier for customers to connect to your business.

MU Extension program is state’s best-kept economic development secret

In the past three years, the BDP has presented educational opportunities to more than 36,000 business owners and entrepreneurs.

IRS adopts taxpayer bill of rights

New document outlines 10 key provisions.

Has your business been hurt by storms?

Resources for businesses injured by storms or for putting plans in place in advance.

MO SBTDC re-accredited with no conditions

National organization finds numerous examples of innovative thinking and action, commends network for dedication and commitment to continuous improvement.

OSHA to conduct nearly 38,000 inspections this year

Inspections can last six hours or six months, so it pays to be prepared.

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