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Ashley Raetz with her daughters, Riley and Oaklee, and her husband

‘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 business for Ashley Raetz. The central Missouri entrepreneur started RiOak Design – named after her two daughters, Riley and Oaklee – 12 years ago at her kitchen table and has...

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A chicken at a farm

What Is Value-Added Agriculture, and How Can It Make a Huge Difference in Your Business?

What if there were a way for farmers and agriculture producers to enhance their profitability and diversify their product offerings. You’re in luck … there is! In recent years, value-added agriculture, as it’s called, allows those tied to ag to add value to their agricultural products, tap into new markets,...

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St. Louis downtown skyline featuring the Arch

Which 9 Missouri Companies Made Inc.’s List of Best Workplaces for 2023?

Inc. Magazine is out with its 2023 Best Workplaces list, and nine companies in Missouri made the cut — ranging from a tech firm that offers communication software for churches to a real estate company that specializes in student housing. The magazine honored 591 companies across the nation. To qualify,...

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Dave Alburty and Ann Packingham of Innovaprep LLC

How a Missouri Tech Startup Became a Key Player in the Global Fight against COVID

Dave Alburty isn’t afraid to think outside of the box. When he started his business, he didn’t want to live close to work. He wanted to work close to home. “I chose Drexel, Missouri, for my first company because I wanted to start a company where I wanted to live,” he...

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$700K USDA RISE Grant Primes Green Hills RPC, MOSourceLink to Grow Agriculture Jobs in NW MO

MOSourceLink and Green Hills Regional Planning Commission have teamed up to create more opportunities in agriculture entrepreneurship in Northwest Missouri.

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MO Tech Startups Add 74% More New Jobs in 2021 vs. 2020, Number of Total Startups Rises

The newest MOSourceLink "Show Me Jobs" report highlights an increase in the number of startups, jobs and wages in Missouri.

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MTC Awards MOBEC Grant to MOSourceLink, Resource Partners to Further Missouri Entrepreneurship

The Missouri Technology Corporation awarded a MOBEC grant that aims to support startups and entrepreneurship in the state.

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8 Ways MOSourceLink Can Help You Start or Grow Your Business

See all the ways MOSourceLink can help you start or grow your business.

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Missouri Startups Created Over 36,000 New Jobs in 2020 in Every Corner of the State

Explore how startups and small businesses fuel job creation in the Show-Me State.

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Ready to Lift Off? These Programs Can Help Your Business Grow, Scale

When it’s time to grow and scale, our Resource Partners can help make it happen.

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