Business and workforce


Business and careers
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

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

They wanted this to be the place for everyone else. They didn't realize just how many everyone elses there were. Read more

Custom Powder Systems, LLC — Springfield success story

They don't just think outside the box. They build the box. Read more

DTE, Inc. — Lebanon success story

DTE makes products that span human life, but spanning foreign competition was tougher — until TAAF. 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

The eMINTS National Center — Columbia success story

Education innovators land $12m in DOE funds with BDP assistance, workshops. 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

Silgan Plastic Food Containers — Union success story

You probably used a Silgan PFC food container today, and with ITC help, people globally soon will, too. Read more

International Trade Center helps firms succeed

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

10 ways to spring clean your business

We all spent too much time indoors collecting stuff we don’t need. Now that spring is here, isn’t it time to do some spring cleaning for your business, too? Read more

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

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

Chip cards: What you need to know

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