In a fast-paced, ever-changing business world, call on University of Missouri Extension to ensure that your business remains competitive and prosperous and to create more wealth for you and your community.
Virgil Woolridge MU Extension Family Financial Specialist
Phone: 573-581-3231 Email: WoolridgeV@missouri.edu
Local business email list
Virgil maintains an email announcement list for business owners in Audrain, Callaway, Chariton and Howard counties. He occasionally sends out information about workshops and other events relevant to small business owners.
Subscribe to the list
This will open in your email program. Please provide your business name, location and phone number.)
Missouri Small Business Start-up Kit
If you are considering starting a small business, this is the place to start. This free collection of documents and tools will help you evaluate your business idea, give you the basics of doing business, and introduce financial and marketing concepts.
Business Start-Up Kit
Business resources for Missouri
- Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers — Provide counseling for business plan development, financial management, market feasibility, international trade, franchising and licensing, inventory, marketing and more
- Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) — Information for selling to federal, state and local government entities
- MoFAST: Technology Development and Commercialization — Helps businesses get their innovations into the marketplace
- Workforce Development/Career Options — Dislocated workers and others can get information on occupations, education and training, financial aid and job hunting information here, or from the Career information hotline (800-392-2949).
- Missouri Environmental Assistance Center — Guidelines for compliance and pollution prevention for business
- The Missouri Market Development Program — Helps manufacturers find and use recycled materials in producing new goods
State government sites
Other business-related links
General business assistance