Business and workforce


Business and careers
10 keys to safely accept checks

E-payment, credit and debit cards have made the paper check extinct — right? Paper checks account for about 21 percent or more of total payments made annually to merchants for goods and services. Read more

Missouri flood notice

News and resources for businesses and individuals effected by the recent floods. Read more

Babyation — St. Louis success story

How to reinvent an essential, nearly century-old product. Read more

International Trade Center helps firms succeed

Clients report an astonishing 900 plus percent increase in exports. Read more

Contact the MU Extension Business Development Program in 2016

14 very good reasons. 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

Innovet, Inc. — St. Louis success story

Tenacity learned in the service leads to tenacity as an entrepreneur. Read more

Veterans Worldwide Sales and Services, LLC — Gravois Mills success

How can smaller firms compete in the federal marketplace? Read more

5 things businesses shouldn’t waste money on

Money is tight, so why waste it? Read more

Chip cards: What you need to know

What's a chip card? Find out soon before it's too late. Read more

Census rolls out small business data

Meet the goldmine that is the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more

M3 Engineering Group PC — St. Louis success story

Happy hour leads to happy, busy days for this minority, woman-owned and disadvantaged business consulting firm. Read more

Bur Oak Brewing Company — Columbia success story

What's brewing in Columbia? Business success. Read more

Veterans first!

VA, state of Missouri programs give priority to veteran-owned businesses. Read more

Is your business healthy enough to hire a new employee?

Can you afford to hire a new employee? Can you afford not to? Read more

Cash flow analysis: Where is your money going?

How can you turn a profit and still be broke? Read more

7 office tasks you can and should automate

Why work harder when automation can work smarter for you? Read more

Common business plan mistakes to address before raising capital

Following these simple steps can help grow your business for years to come. 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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