Business and workforce


Business and careers
BDP turns 50

One of Extension's crown jewels — MU Extension Business Development Program celebrates 50th anniversary. It's a very young and dynamic 50. Read more

St. Louis SBTDC aiding Ferguson recovery

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

Hannibal Machine Inc. — Hannibal success story

MO PTAC helped narrow these entrepreneurs' vision. Read more

2017 total solar eclipse = bright business opportunity

Yes, it's a year away, but why not prep now? 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

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

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center expands territory

Center now helping manufacturers in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. 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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