Business and workforce


Business and careers
Roam Sticks, LLC — La Plata success story

John and Holly Arbuckle own and operate Singing Prairie Farm in La Plata, Their roaming, contented pigs are the foundation of the first and only non-GMO, pasture-raised pork snack stick available nationally. Read more

St. Louis SBTDC aiding Ferguson recovery

St. Louis partners continue dedicated work to temper long-lasting effects of unrest. Read more

CellARide, LLC — Springfield success story

Tech firm texts their way to success. Read more

A-Plus Contractors LLC — Saint Charles success story

"The St. Louis SBTDC is really good at what they do. Where we are at today would not be possible without them." Read more

Etegra, Inc. — Olivette success story

How can a small firm get big? By acting big. Read more

Reflecting on 50 years: Oct. 2016

BDP and MU College of Engineering combine the talents of faculty and staff to solve real-world problems. Read more

2016 holiday schedule

They're coming up fast — ready? Read more

How to institute a workplace wellness program

Who says it's just for the big guys? Read more

Using social media to attract top talent

How to make potential employees realize how great it would be to work for you. Social media can help. Read more

How to make employees fall in love with your company

Happy employees stay longer, work harder and contribute more to your bottom line. Read more

Borrowing from the First National Bank of Uncle Steve

Uncle Steve loves you enough to lend a few thousand. Now what? Read more

Four good reasons to pay attention to your financial practices

There's money in the bank, so why be concerned about those tedious financial practices. Read more

Four elements to incorporate into your business expansion strategy

Fifty percent of startups don't survive five years and only 33 percent make it to 10. Here are four ways to make it to 10.Read more

Small businesses matter

As proved by SBA stats. Read more

Get a step up on employee retention

Retaining employees starts with the interview. Read more

How the new federal overtime law will affect your business

New laws not effective until Dec. 1, 2016, but it can't hurt to plan. 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



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