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Starting Your Business in Missouri: A Veteran's Event

Thursday, November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm • Organized By SBDC
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65897


Have you always wanted to start a business and are curious how to begin?

This free seminar will cover the following:

What do you need to be legal in Missouri?

  • Forms of organization
  • Where to register with the state?
  • Do I need a Tax ID number?
  • Do I need an Employer Identification Number?

Is all of that accounting paperwork really necessary?

  • Why and how do I keep track of sales and expenses?
  • Do I need to become a bookkeeper?
  • Do I really need accounting software?

How does someone get the funding?

  • What questions will the bank ask?
  • What paperwork will the bank need?
  • Is a bank my only option?

Insights from a small business owner:

  • What I wish I knew before starting?
  • What are the three things everyone should consider?
  • Would I start it all over again?

How do I bid on government contracts?

  • How do I find opportunities to bid on?

What SBA resources are available for small business start-ups? 

Tara Horton
(417) 837-2617
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Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
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