Missouri Entrepreneurship News

Read about great things going on for businesses in Missouri.

R/Farm Distilling Co. family owners Business Growth, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs in Action, Main Street, Shop Local, Starting a Business

R/Farm Distilling Co. Goes Against the Grain to Create Opportunity in Rural MO

The Rosier family has farmed on the same land in Holt County, Missouri, for nearly a century, Dylan Rosier shares,...

Brian Whorley of Paytient Business Growth, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs in Action, Funding and Finances, Innovation-Led, Starting a Business

How Mid-Missouri’s Paytient Is Transforming How We Pay for Health Care

Founder of Paytient Brian Whorley, inspired by his time at Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, created a system...

Ashley Raetz with her daughters, Riley and Oaklee, and her husband Business Growth, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs in Action, Main Street, Second Stage, Women and Business

‘Well, S***’ Sign-Maker Revitalizes Cole Camp’s Small Business Scene

What started as a side hustle to pay for daycare has turned into a profitable sign-making, home decor and apparel...

Parker Bond (left) and Travis Tyson (right), co-owners of Spectrum Record Lounge Business Growth, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs in Action, Funding and Finances, Legal Issues, Main Street, Shop Local, Starting a Business

How 2 Music Lovers Opened Cape Girardeau’s First Record Store & Lounge

Spectrum Record Lounge is becoming a community cornerstone in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the city’s first and only record...

Shirley Washington's Sway-Oh product Business Growth, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs in Action, Marketing/Sales, Microenterprise, Multicultural Entrepreneurs, Starting a Business, Women and Business

SCORE Turns Entrepreneur’s Late-Night Eureka Moment into Thriving Skewer Business

Shirley Washington’s middle-of-the-night inspiration – mixed with a splash of assistance from SCORE St. Louis – has led to...

onya McCrea of East Hills Cleaners Business Growth, Entrepreneurs in Action, Main Street, Marketing/Sales, Shop Local, Women and Business

St. Joseph Entrepreneur Innovates to Grow Her Dry-Cleaning Business in a Struggling Industry

There are nearly half as many dry cleaning locations now than there were at the turn of the century, but...

Wes Smith (left) and Roy Scott (right), cofounders of Healthy Hip Hop Business Growth, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs in Action, Funding and Finances, Innovation-Led, Starting a Business

Empowering Kids through Healthy Hip Hop: A Journey from Music to Tech Entrepreneurship

The journey of Kansas City startup Healthy Hip Hop began with a personal revelation for its founder, Roy Scott,...

Susan and Brittni Blaser, founders of Casa Di Vite in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Business Growth, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs in Action, Funding and Finances, Main Street, Marketing/Sales, Shop Local, Starting a Business, Women and Business

Vacant Old Building Inspires New Entrepreneurs’ 3 Dream Businesses

When Susan Blaser, 61, noticed a 4,800-square-foot historic stone building for sale in downtown Excelsior Springs, Missouri, she immediately saw...