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.
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 - Balanced 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.