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Government Contracting

Tuesday, November 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm • Organized By Ozarks Small Business Incubator
408 Washington Ave, West Plains, MO 65775


Do you want to grow your small business by securing local, state, education and/or federal government contracts?

At the end of this one-hour training, you will be able to:

  • Recognize what it takes to win government contracts
  • Indicate if your business is in a position to fulfill the requirements of a contract
  • Identify certifications you may be eligible to receive
  • Locate online registrations you will need to get started

You will also hear about bid matching and business counseling services available through the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) program. 

Faciliated by: 

Willis Mushrush

Willis Mushrush, Business Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, began his career in retailing while still in high school in the late 1960’s. After ending his retailing career, he became a Human Resource Manager for a large manufacturing government contractor for 10 years prior to becoming employed by the University of Missouri. Willis has assisted many small businesses throughout Missouri for over 20 years while working with the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center and the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Willis received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Southwest Missouri State University, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two week in advance. Contact Willis Mushrush, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd, West Plains, MO or telephone 417-256-2391 to make the arrangements.

University of Missouri Extension does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran in employment or programs.

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408 Washington Ave
West Plains, MO 65775
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