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Pinckney Bend Distillery of New Haven a success

The distillery produces a double gold-winning rested American whiskey, two-time gold-winning gin, gold-winning three-grain vodka, gold-winning clear and unaged corn whiskey. Read more

Save some green on gasoline this summer

The typical Missouri vehicle uses approximately 600 gallons of fuel and is driven more than 16,000 miles each year. Read more

Summer dress codes: Who, what, wear

As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure things run smoothly, and sometimes that means enforcing rules or standards that your employees may not want to follow. Read more

You need a vacation!

One of the ironies of owning a small business is that although you’re free to set your own schedule, you find it hard to take time off with a clear conscience. Read more

Show me the money!

How to finance your small business. Read more

Has your business been hurt by storms?

Recent severe storms make us mindful of planning in advance, for our personal homes/properties and our businesses. Read more

Workforce training courses in St. Louis and Florissant

Register now for courses and events to help dislocated workers get back to work, July 29-30. Courses cover job search skills, such as preparing resumes, interviewing, completing job applications and making a good impression on prospective employers. Read more

Workforce training courses in St. Louis and Kansas City

Register now for courses and events to help dislocated workers get back to work, July 9 to 30. Courses cover job search skills, such as preparing resumes, interviewing, completing job applications and making a good impression on prospective employers. Read more

BDP helps Missouri businesses post record exports

Programs are offered that can help Missouri exporters boost international sales: International Trade Services and the matching-grant Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Read more

Business Development Program releases economic impact results

Program delivers $666 million in sales increases, $662 million in new investment for Missouri's small businesses over three years. Read more

32 ways to motivate employees

A good job is hard to find, but a good employee is harder to keep. Read more

Seven tax saving strategies for small and home-based businesses, startups and solopreneurs

April 15 may have come and gone, but tax-savings strategies are forever. Read more

Seven keys to successful rebranding

The stakes are high and the margin for error slim in rebranding, so it pays to do it right. Read more

Seven ways mobile technology will change business in 2014

2013 was a monumental year in e-retail, with 2014 promising to be more so. 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

Seven reasons to shop local

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

11 organizations that boost veterans' businesses

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

Nine worst (and seven good) business ideas

Which are the boom and which the bust industries in this economy? Some bad ideas and several good ones. Read more

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Each newsletter focuses on one of the various programs and services available to help Missouri businesses transform and grow. Read more

Visit MissouriBusiness.net

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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