Business and workforce


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Seven summer savings tips

This spring was the coldest, wettest one in years, and allergies kept pace. Luckily, almost everything has bloomed and those of us with allergies finally caught a break. Read more

Aspen Spas — St. Louis success story

Going head to head with the conglomerates can be daunting. Luckily there's help. Read more

Logboat Brewing — Columbia success story (Where are they now?)

Expanding and winning Columbia's small business of the year award. Read more

k12itc, Inc. — Kansas City success story (Where are they now?)

Winning the Mr. K Award, one of the most prestigious awards around, Read more

BDP International Trade Center wins President's "E" Award

It's the highest recognition around. Read more

Greg Tucker named interim MO SBTDC director

16-year BDP veteran has extensive private sector experience, started two businesses before joining BDP. Read more

Seven ways to resolve absenteeism in the workplace

It happens to the best businesses, but ignore this bottom-line killer at your peril. Read more

Women's Business Center opens in Columbia 

It's the second Women's Business Center in Missouri. Read more

Summer marketing tips that won't break the bank

Whether it's a busy or quiet time for your business, here are things you can do to take advantage of the summer months. Read more

Public House Brewing Co. — Rolla and St. James success story

Josh Stacy, co-owner of Public House Brewing, wanted it to be the place for everyone else. He didn't realize just how many everyone elses there were in Rolla. Read more

The carp king makes Fish Bliss, organic, all-natural fertilizer

Asian carp is the main ingredient. Originally from Southeast Asia the carp escaped from captivity in Arkansas and are running rampant in the Missouri, Mississippi and other rivers. Read more

10 Missouri firms named rising stars of 2016

And yours can be, too. Read more

How to break through the red tape and start your own business

You've got a killer idea, the money and the motivation -- now what? Read more

How to get money from a bank to finance your small business

Business ace Rayanna Anderson knows and tells, too. Read more

Doing business with the government

MO PTAC can help you navigate the maze of doing business with federal, state and local government, including negotiating contracts. Read more

Pulse Medical Staffing, LLC — Columbia success story

What’s it like to be the owner of a medical staffing firm serving more than 300 health care facilities nationwide? Read more

5 things businesses shouldn’t waste money on

Money is tight, so why waste it? Read more

Reducing employee turnover

Turnover is a serious problem for any sized company. Here are some solid tips to minimize it. Read more


MU Extension's Business Development Program exists to help Missouri’s entrepreneurs succeed in private enterprise and to promote Missouri's economic development. It performs this vital service through a network of business counselors located throughout the state. Read more



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