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UMKC Innovation Center

Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Located on the campus of SE MO State University, the Innovation Center provides easy access to many services needed by start-up businesses such as business counseling, training, and access to US SBA programs and services.

About

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Southeast Missouri State University Innovation Center offers entrepreneurial training, business development services, technical oversight and easy access to services needed by start-up entities. The focus of the Center is to eliminate the wide gap in average per capita income in Southeast Missouri as compared with the state as a whole by assisting entrepreneurs in creating new businesses that will grow and produce quality, lasting employment opportunities to boost local economies.

The Center offers the LaunchU startup business program throughout the southeast part of Missouri. The classes provide a breadth of information and resources for those starting a company.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Specific Research/Expertise

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing/Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, licenses and permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUB zone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

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

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • International Trade Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactJakob Pallesen
Addresss1 University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone(573) 651-2929
Fax(573) 986-6885