Business and workforce


Business and careers
EnCircle Technologies provides marketable skills to autistic youth

EnCircle student Jessica, left, working on a laptop with Teri Walden, co-founder. By any standard, autism is growing alarmingly worldwide and vocational options are few and far between after high school. Read more

Accounting Legal and Logistics Solutions Inc. dba ALL Solutions Inc.

Government contracting specialist Carolyn Jones helps owner of strategic analysis firm land DLA contract worth up to $3 million. Read more

New year’s resolution: Go green!

Here are 10 tips to start the new year right and save money, too. Read more

SBA, MO SBTDC, other agencies unite to rebuild Ferguson

Agencies join forces to help 100 businesses recover. Read more

Management training critical for employers as baby boomers retire

An ongoing program with MU Extension helps private companies and public agencies address this impending management vacuum. Read more

5 reasons to go global and what to know before doing so

Would expanding globally work for your business? Read more

MO PTAC specialists help boost Missouri businesses’ bottom line

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers help Missouri small businesses win more than $349 million in government contracts, create or retain 6,990 jobs. Read more

What marketing trends will 2015 bring?

It's well beyond wearable tech. Read more

The state’s best-kept economic development secret

In the past three years, in cooperation with our partners, the BDP has presented educational opportunities in management, marketing, finance, international trade, government contracting and many other topics to more than 36,000 business owners and entrepreneurs. Read more

Seven reasons to shop local

Shopping locally isn't just good for your business, it's good for the community. Read more

The Affordable Care Act: What businesses need to know

The Affordable Care Act  (ACA), or health care law, contains new benefits and responsibilities for employers. Here’s a summary of information, plus updates and links to webinars. Read more

Reducing employee turnover

The costs associated with employee turnover are very high for many businesses because of resources invested into the hiring and training process. Here are tips to help reduce employee turnover. Read more

11 organizations that boost veterans' businesses

Funding and technical assistance abound for veteran-owned businesses. Here are just 11. Read more


MU Extension's Business Development Program exists to help Missouri’s entrepreneurs succeed in private enterprise and to promote Missouri's economic development. It performs this vital service through a network of business counselors located throughout the state. Read more


  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension is offering a three-week course on farm and small business estate planning at several locations in February.
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A glitch on your taxes is the kind of thing that can keep you awake at night. For some employers, an announcement late last year could lead to many sleepless nights. But don’t panic, there’s a fix.
    Media available: audio
  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    MACON, Mo. — A program from University of Missouri Extension’s Missouri Training Institute (MTI) provides training for educators who help dropouts seeking their high school equivalency credentials.
    Media available: photo; video
  • Monday, November 10, 2014
    FULTON, Mo. – Cody Waters of Fulton is armed to farm. He is one of 300,000 veterans expected to return to Missouri in the next decade, according to University of Missouri Extension state health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. She works with the growing number of veterans who want to return because of the quality of life in rural Missouri.
    Media available: photos
  • Thursday, August 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA — In a striped button-up shirt, black slacks and styled hair, Brandon Banks looks like a typical businessman ready for a day’s work in the office.
    Media available: photos


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