Business and workforce


Business and careers
Paradise Locker Meats is a carnivore’s paradise

The slow food and local food movements have greatly helped spread the word about Paradise’s humanely handled, no added hormone, antibiotic-free and local (if at all possible) meats. 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

12 tips to help your business spring into fall

Haven't sprung into fall yet? It'll be the holidays before you know it. Read more

MO SBTDC opens new center at Lincoln University

Lincoln University center opened Oct. 1 in Jefferson City, led by Andria Hendricks. Read more

20 ways to scare up more business for Halloween

Halloween is a great time for thrills, chills and dollar bills. 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 Inc. — Columbia success story

Competing in the sharing economy … meet the Airbnb of equipment rental. 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

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

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

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

SBA, MO SBTDC, other agencies unite to rebuild Ferguson

Agencies join forces to help 100 businesses recover. 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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