DeYonna Reed of Revive Janitorial

Being Laid off Fuels Entrepreneurial Success for Missouri Couple’s Young Commercial Cleaning Business

After being laid off from their jobs in 2017, DaYonne and Jamaal Reed decided to go all in on entrepreneurship. The married couple are the founders of Revive Janitorial in St Louis, a commercial cleaning company with 40 employees and 16 clients. DaYonne, who previously worked as a procurement manager...

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Melodi Wisswell of Platinum Paws in Columbia, Missouri

How A Resource You Should Use Turned an Entrepreneur’s Love for Animals into a Dog-Grooming Salon

Melodi Wisswell’s career path seems obvious in retrospect. She’s always loved animals. She has a business degree. And she wanted to live near her family. Now, she’s opened Platinum Paws, a high-end dog-grooming spa in Columbia, Missouri. Here’s how all the pieces came together with the help of the Missouri...

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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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Keeyoung Kim, chef and owner of Chingu

How Crowdfunding Bolstered This Missouri Entrepreneur’s New Restaurant amid Unexpected Challenges

In the recipe for small business success, patience and determination are two key ingredients. But there’s also the business side to consider and the looming stat that 1 in 5 businesses fail in their first year. Keeyoung Kim, chef-owner of Chingu, a new restaurant and bar in the Westport neighborhood of Kansas...

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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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How GoPo Gourmet Popcorn Became Mid-Missouri’s Go-To Snack Shop

Brooke and Nicholas Bartlett built a 5,000-square-foot business from a movie-night hobby.

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How Lake of the Ozarks Startup 11 North Is Navigating Supply Chain, Labor Challenges

Jeff and Amanda DeWitt of custom home services company 11 North have faced and conquered plenty of challenges spurred by the pandemic.

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Wanna Sell at Your Local Farmers Market? These Workshops, Tips Will Show You How

Workshops from Resource Partners and insight from other entrepreneurs guide your way to food-business success.

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Starting a Business? Get Everything You Need with These Missouri Classes, Workshops

Start your business on the right foot with classes from MOSourceLink Resource Partners.

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Find Small Business Success with 8 Tips from Seasoned Missouri Entrepreneurs

Explore advice and helpful hints for small businesses from Missouri entrepreneurs who have been there, done that.

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