The efactory is an entrepreneurship and innovation center with programs and services that assist companies throughout southwest Missouri.


The efactory opened its doors in March of 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve entrepreneurs and business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Today our network of programs is designed to support both large and small businesses throughout southwest Missouri. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for 1:1 assistance or a large employer addressing workforce challenges, we’re here to help you start, scale and succeed.

Services include but are not limited to: incubator/private office space, coworking, an accelerator program, one-on-one business consulting, ongoing business training opportunities, corporate innovation programs, workforce and professional development training opportunities, professional certificate programs and more. Consulting and training programs at the efactory are hosted by the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Native-American Business

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Forming a Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Patent Seminars


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Incubator Space (Specialty)
  • Office Space (Specialty)
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Accelerators (Specialty)
  • Coworking Space (Specialty)
  • Maker Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, licenses and permits
  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Tax Services

  • State and Federal TaxTraining
  • Tax Credits

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Human Resources Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Business Management Training

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Valuation
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Marketing Projects

Starting a Business

  • Startup Classes
  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Forming a Business
  • Feasibility Studies


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
Contact Information
Rachel Anderson
405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65809
(471) 837-2614