Business Development

University of Missouri Extension business specialists provide assistance to business owners, existing and prospective, on topics associated with successfully starting and managing a small business. Assistance is provided for business licensing, planning, marketing, management, financing, etc. Business specialists provide one-on-one consultations, workshops, seminars, and referral to on-line or printed materials. Contact Jackie Rasmussen at or by phone at 573-346-2644 to schedule an appointment or for answers to your questions on business development.

QuickBooks Pro training opportunity

Attention area business and organizations!  Training classes on the popular QuickBooks Pro accounting software will be offered by UM Extension this fall.

Introduction to QuickBooks will be offered on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.  Advanced QuickBooks will be offered on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.  Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in the computer lab (Room 127) at State Fair Community College at Stonecrest Mall in Osage Beach.

The introductory level class will focus on setting up a company or companies in QuickBooks, establishing a Chart of Accounts, payroll and payroll liability procedures, and all customer, vendor and employee features of the software.

The advanced level class will focus on the expanded reporting capabilites of QuickBooks, importing and exporting data to Microsoft Excel, setting up and tracking inventory, tracking job costs and setting up opening balances in equity accounts.

Class size is limitied and pre-registration is required.  The fee to attend the class is $100 per person.  For further information or to register, contact the Camden County UM Extension Office, phone 573-346-2644 or  You may also register online for the Introduction to QuickBooks class at  You may register for the Advanced QuickBooks class at

Register now flyer (PDF)

Disaster planning and recovery

Many communities seem prepared for snow and ice, but not so much for other types of disaster...until problems occur.  With such dramatic bad weather this season, we've add a short post to to help.  The article links to disaster preparedness/recovery articles that are beneficial to clients and small businesses.  The URL is

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program

For additional business development resources from the Missouri Small Business and Technical Development Center and the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers visit