The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) help businesses in every stage. From concept to startup, growth to renewal, mature to succession. Business specialists are here to help you succeed at every stage in your business’ lifecycle. With 15 locations, plus many satellite offices, throughout the state – including one in Rolla, that covers Dent County– the SBDC is here to help entrepreneurs with every stage of their growth. Missouri SBDC business experts have deep, local roots that help small and medium-sized businesses achieve their goals in many ways: Creating marketing plans, business development and accessing funding to name a few.
Business specialists use their expertise to help Missouri businesses with critical business development issues. Guidance addressing topics such as management, marketing and strategic planning is available for new and existing businesses. All one-on-one counseling is confidential.
SBDCs are a unique collaboration of SBA federal funds, state and local governments, and private sector resources. SBDCs provide a vast array of technical help to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention. As a result of the extensive, one-to-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services SBDC clients receive, the program remains one of the nation’s largest and most effective small business assistance programs in the federal government.
The experts within the SBDC know that starting a business requires the entrepreneur to invest their time and hard-earned money into an endeavor that is expected to yield results. Many business owners know how to do something very well but can lack the experience in running a business. Whether you have a business idea already or just know you are destined to own your own business the Missouri SBDC is here to help you understand the steps it takes to start a business in Missouri. Our experienced business specialists and coaches are here to dig into your idea to help you determine where your customers are, how to reach those customers, and provide you resources to develop a business plan to get you started on the right track.
A business is either failing, staying stagnant, or growing. The Missouri SBDC wants to help you set your sights on growth and give you the resources to make confident choices that carry your business to new heights.
Training events and one-on-one counseling help business owners identify aspects of their business that need work. Whether it be finances, management, marketing, or your overall business plan, we offer further opportunities to build upon what you’ve already established. Don’t let your business stay dormant – let your goals guide your business to new places.