Profile for Kevin Anderson
Counties served: Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Reynolds, Ripley, Stoddard, Wayne
Areas of work
The Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers (SBTDC) help businesses in every stage. From concept to start-up, growth to renewal, mature to succession. We are here to help you succeed at every point. The Centers are designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management.
Services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies. Special SBTDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, technical assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development. The Centers also make special efforts to reach minority members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups, veterans, women and the disabled. Assistance is provided to both current or potential small business owners.
Kevin Anderson is a business development specialist who manages the Small Business and Technology Development Center located in Southeast Missouri at Butler County. He provides counseling, training, and resources to aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Anderson’s career has been primarily focused on technology. Kevin was the director of a University of Missouri Extension Telecommunication Community Resource Center before moving into his present position. Prior to joining the University, Anderson was the Director of Technology at Three Rivers College and a test engineer with Thales ATM Inc., an aerospace company. He has significant international experience as a field engineer and is certified as an International Trade counselor by the Small Business Administration. An entrepreneur himself, Kevin is the owner of a technology consulting corporation and is a sixth generation cattle and timber farmer in the Missouri Ozarks.
Kevin holds a Masters of Business Administration degree as well as undergraduate degrees in aeronautics, electronics, and management. He has been certified as a facilitator by both the Kauffman Foundation and the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Anderson is also an Apogee Center accredited business planning advisor who can assist in business exit and succession planning - especially in rural or at-risk urban communities.