About & partners


Small Business & Technology Development Centers (SBTDCs) are a unique collaboration of SBA federal funds, state and local governments, and private sector resources. SBTDCs provide a vast array of technical help to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBTDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention. As a result of the extensive, one-to-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services SBTDC clients receive, the program remains one of the nation’s largest small business assistance programs in the federal government.

MO SBTDC represents a network of business resources throughout Missouri. Located at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO SBTDC consists of more than 100 business development specialists, instructors and staff located the statewide. In the last three years MO SBTDC staff have worked with 9,515 small businesses, providing 2,119 training courses serving 38,786 participants. A total of 6,483 jobs were created.

Learn about the MU Extension Business Development Program partners.