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

Meet the 2017 Good Food Awards winners

Missouri knows tasty. So do our small businesses. Read more

BeWell Health, LLC - Columbia success story (Where are they now?)

Nasopure maker is busy expanding abroad with help from the MO SBTDC International Trade Center. Read more

Nanova, Inc. - Columbia success story (Where are they now?)

Biotech firm is finding global markets for a new surgical clip. Read more

IRS Corner: Ready for tax day – April 18?

You'll be readier with Free File. Read more

Crafting your business plan with LivePlan

Better business plan = happier banker = better odds of success Read more

Who really are your customers?

Everyone? That really means no one. How to refine your marketing efforts. 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

The risks and rewards of small business

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

St. Louis SBTDC aiding Ferguson recovery

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


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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