Business development

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.

Local resources

Virgil Woolridge
MU Extension Family Financial  Specialist
Phone: 573-581-3231  

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 resources for Missouri

State government sites

Other business-related links

General business assistance