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MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center

Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University - West Plains

The Missouri SBDC offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

About

This office is one of a network of offices located throughout the state. The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business training and one-on-one assistance to existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Our trainings combined with our one-on-one counseling assist entrepreneurs throughout the region. Experts in a variety of fields, the staff specializes in topics that affect all small business owners. Our staff is able to offer services in strategic planning, marketing and international trade. Our center is part of the network of Missouri SBTDCs and an affiliate of Missouri State University in West Plains.

Visit our website to learn more. A list of upcoming workshops can be found on our website as well as the MOSourceLink online business calendar.

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

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Tax Credits

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing/Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Missouri Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

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

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • 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 Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactDarrell Hampsten
AddressWest Plains, MO 65775
Phone(417) 255-7966