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The Greatest Business Lessons from P.T. Barnum

PT Barnum left behind a guide for entrepreneurs that has withstood the test of time. His guide includes items like customer service, recruiting, business growth, and marketing.

10 ways to spring clean your business

Your business deserves a thorough cleaning as much as your home.

IRS corner: 2018 reminders

It’s THAT time again … TAX time!

Storms and flooding – is your business prepared?

When it rains, it floods … too often in Missouri.

10 Federal Trade Commission cybersecurity tips

Based on real mistakes from real companies you’ve done business with

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.

5 reasons to go global and what to know before doing so

Would expanding globally work for your business?

Doing Business in Missouri: Taxes

How to understand and meet the legal requirements of taxes imposed on businesses in Missouri.

Materials on new DoD cybersecurity regulations available

Video, self-assessment handbook on new DoD cybersecurity regulations released

Starting a New Business in Missouri

A quick reference guide on the basic requirements to start and operate a business in Missouri.

Planning for the new year: 5 budgeting tips for small businesses

One of the most important things you can do is set a company’s budget. Here are five ways to do that.

10 tips for cold, flu (and other illnesses) season

It’s that time of year again. Are you ready?

Entrepreneurs and the winter blues

Being the captain of your own ship can be stressful, especially in winter.

General contractors

Construction industry profile designed to help entrepreneurs learn specifics on operation, legal structure, taxes, hiring and resources relevant to running a general contractor business.

KC $1.2 million microfinance program

New microlending program to spur investment in underserved entrepreneurs

10 ways to save money on energy and reduce waste

And boost your image, too: Forbes says 72 percent of consumers would recommend a brand that supports a good cause.

The power of thanks

Never underestimate the power of thanking customers and employees for their loyalty.

Business requirements to submit an SBIR/STTR proposal

Six steps: Business requirements to submit an SBIR/STTR proposal

PTAC news you can use: Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing

Look out for deceptive practices in government contracting.

12 tips to help your business spring into fall

Haven’t sprung into fall yet? It’ll be the holidays before you know it.