Business and workforce


Business and careers
On the road to a new life

MU Extension Business Development Program's Missouri Employment and Training Program (METP) gave this father of four, right, the confidence to start a new life and get a good job. Read more

Intek Corporation — Union success story

Business is heating up for this Franklin County firm with the help of several MU Extension Business Development Program services. Read more

Invest in training to improve growth

Your company is struggling, and you need to do something fast. But what? Try training key employees. Read more

How to overcome your top budgeting challenges

A good business budget isn't constricting; it allows more freedom since necessities are paid for. Read more

How to complete the System for Award Management (SAM) registration

Step-by-step instructions from MO PTAC for completing the SAM registration now often required by many large prime contractors. Read more

Stronghold Data, L.L.C. — Joplin

Caves and high tech don't normally go together. But this firm is anything but normal. Read more

St. Louis MoDOT Entrepreneurship Training Program

Program's intent is to help Disadvantaged Business Enterprises build business skills.Read more

BK Bakery changes attitude and keeps it simple

Doughnuts, that's what the market wants. If 100 people walk in and see we don't have what they want, they walk out. If I don't embrace what the market wants, I am counting my days, says owner, Brandon Kelley. Read more

Theodosia Family Medical Clinic, LLC — Theodosia success story

Healthcare in rural Missouri is in crisis, so this entrepreneur decided to do something about it. Read more

Vasquez Commercial Contracting, LLC — Kansas City success story

MO PTAC contributes to firm's success in federal marketplace. Read more

Spring storms and flooding — is your business prepared?

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

Most 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

Business aims to link autistic workers with tech jobs

Teacher Teri Walden and physician Becky Llorens met a couple of years ago and bonded over a common concern. Listen to the video. Watch the video. Read more

SBA, MO SBTDC, other agencies unite to rebuild Ferguson

Agencies join forces to help 100 businesses recover. Read more

Management training critical for employers as baby boomers retire

An ongoing program with MU Extension helps private companies and public agencies address this impending management vacuum. Read more

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

Would expanding globally work for your business? Read more

The state’s best-kept economic development secret

In the past three years, in cooperation with our partners, the BDP has presented educational opportunities in management, marketing, finance, international trade, government contracting and many other topics to more than 36,000 business owners and entrepreneurs. 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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