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.

Succession planning for your business

Succession planning is a complicated process that requires commitment from all of the parties involved, a team of professionals and a basic understanding of the financial dynamics of succession.  Anyone who has a family owned business should attend this seminar to secure needed knowledge and insight.  The session presenter will be Greg Tucker, MO Small Business and Technology Development Centers

Seminar topics will include:

  • Successor Development and preparation
  • Family and business preparation
  • The impact of a new owner
  • What has value?  What is my business worth?
  • Financial statement analysis and trends
  • Developing a Team of professionals

 This seminar is free but registration is required.  The seminar will be on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, 739 West US Highway 54, Camdenton.   To register call the MU Extension Camden County Office, 573-346-2644, email at or online at

Succession planning for your business 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