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UMKC Innovation Center

Missouri SBDC at Southeast Missouri State University

Missouri Small Business Development Center (MO SBDC) business specialists are uniquely qualified to help small businesses get started, develop and thrive.

About

This office is one of a network of offices located throughout the state. The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (MO SBDC) provide consulting services in marketing, finance, management and technology development at little or no cost to the business. They also provide training seminars on business topics at reasonable rates. The following are examples of the type of assistance available in the network: Finance • Financial analysis with industry comparisons, ratio analysis, break-even, and more. • Capital budgeting • Financial projections • Financing options and debt restructuring Recordkeeping and accounting Marketing • Market research (demographics, psychographics, drive time studies, etc.) • Customer segmentation • Customer relationships and satisfaction • Customer and market knowledge • Competitive analysis • Pricing • Promotions Management • Business Planning • Strategic Planning • Balance Scorecards • Management analysis • Continuous improvement • Ethics and liability management • Human resources (Recruitment and selection, compensation and employee retention, policies/manuals, motivating employees, etc.) Technology Development • Patent assistance • Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants • Investor presentations and preparation • Building management teams

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • 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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing/Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactJakob Pallesen
Address920 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone(573) 651-2929