Business and workforce


Business and careers
BDP creates/retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1B in increased sales

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program creates or retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1 billion in increased client sales for Missouri businesses. Read more

MIDSCI Inc. — Valley Park success story

Where's the global demand for DNA reagents? The International Trade Center knows. Read more

Custom Powder Systems — Spingfield success story

Where are they now? Adding new jobs for a new year. Read more

IRS corner: 2017 reminders

Happy new year from the IRS! Read more

The risks and rewards of small business

What kind of venture is best for you in 2017? Read more

Is that concept a business opportunity or just an exciting idea?

Knowing what separates a great idea from a great business idea is the key to success. Read more

Missouri sales tax bond changes

For the better: Bond amount decreases, businesses exempt after one year. Read more

Missouri minimum wage rises

By 5 cents an hour. Read more

Roam Sticks, LLC — La Plata success story

John and Holly Arbuckle own and operate Singing Prairie Farms. Their roaming, contented pigs are literally 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

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

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


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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