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How about Being Your Own Boss? The SBA Is Ready to Help [EVENT]

I say SBA and you say . . .

Yep, when you think of the U.S. Small Business Administration (or SBA), you probably think of business loans. But the SBA's resources are deep—and their help extends far beyond loans. The SBA can help your business before you start, and after. And they're touring Missouri to show you how.

From May through June, the SBA is making stops in towns across its Missouri jurisdiction to help small businesses like yours learn how the SBA can help you plan, launch, manage and grow  Missouri businesses. 

Participants will learn about free resources available to help with entrepreneurial development, access to small business funding, government contracting, surety bonding, small business certifications, disaster recovery, etc.

Remember, these are taxpayer-funded programs, and every county can and should benefit from these programs that help build businesses and local economies. 

Bring your questions and bring a friend to one of these sessions:

Boonville on May 30

Butler on June 3

Clinton on June 4

Kirksville on May 31

Lexington on June 6

Marshall on June 12

Maryville on June 13

Richmond on June 25

Savannah on June 19

Sedalia on June 20

St. Joseph on June 26

Warrensburg on June 27

Not quite what you're looking for? Want more events like this?

The MOSourceLink Business Calendar is the spot to search first. Use it to find entrepreneurial and business workshops, training and networking events. Need something more specific to your challenge? Tell us what you need help with and we'll build your Personal Action Plan chock full of next steps for your Missouri business, for free. 

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