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Virtual Reboot | Regional

Have you ever dreamed of owning and operating your own business? If so, this is the place for you. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) are taking the Boots to Business/Reboot program online on July 9th, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Central...

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Ashley Raetz with her daughters, Riley and Oaklee, and her husband

‘Well, S***’ Sign-Maker Revitalizes Cole Camp’s Small Business Scene

What started as a side hustle to pay for daycare has turned into a profitable sign-making, home decor and apparel business for Ashley Raetz. The central Missouri entrepreneur started RiOak Design – named after her two daughters, Riley and Oaklee – 12 years ago at her kitchen table and has...

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Parker Bond (left) and Travis Tyson (right), co-owners of Spectrum Record Lounge

How 2 Music Lovers Opened Cape Girardeau’s First Record Store & Lounge

Spectrum Record Lounge is becoming a community cornerstone in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the city’s first and only record store, combining the owners’ love of music and meeting for a drink in one retro spot. “It's a nice symbiotic relationship between the record store and the bar,” says Travis Tyson,...

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Susan and Brittni Blaser, founders of Casa Di Vite in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Vacant Old Building Inspires New Entrepreneurs’ 3 Dream Businesses

When Susan Blaser, 61, noticed a 4,800-square-foot historic stone building for sale in downtown Excelsior Springs, Missouri, she immediately saw potential for a business … well to be accurate, three businesses. Although the space had been vacant for over 30 years, Susan thought the former funeral home would be perfect...

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Rebecca Brown of Assist America Home Care Services

Frustration with the Status Quo Sparks MO Entrepreneur’s Health Care Business

Disillusionment can be a great fertilizer, helping new ideas grow. Just ask Rebecca Brown. Her West Plains, Missouri, small business, Assist America Home Care Services, grew out of frustration and a desire to do the right thing — and to do it better. Learn how this entrepreneur used industry knowledge...

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Free Small Business Boot Camp

Clay County EDC Small Business Bootcamp Join us for a hands-on and interactive Small Business Bootcamp! Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an established business owner, this event is perfect for you. Get ready to learn from industry experts and gain valuable insights to take your business to the next level. Event...

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STL Fashion Alliance Midwest College Career and Opportunities Summit

The purpose of the two-day event is to showcase careers in the fashion industry to high school students, and the pathways for them to consider, including four-year universities, trade and community colleges, apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training, and more. The event will include panel discussions, business, organization and educational resource tables, portfolio...

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DeYonna Reed of Revive Janitorial

Being Laid off Fuels Entrepreneurial Success for Missouri Couple’s Young Commercial Cleaning Business

After being laid off from their jobs in 2017, DaYonne and Jamaal Reed decided to go all in on entrepreneurship. The married couple are the founders of Revive Janitorial in St Louis, a commercial cleaning company with 40 employees and 16 clients. DaYonne, who previously worked as a...

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Elevate! Grow your Childcare Business

About this event Our Childcare Business Program is designed to provide business insight to established childcare entrepreneurs for home and center-based businesses. Elevate program participants will follow a process to grow their business, develop a marketing strategy, learn operational best practices, and sound methods for managing their childcare business financials, During this cohort...

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Elevate! Grow your Childcare Business

About this event Our Childcare Business Program is designed to provide business insight to established childcare entrepreneurs for home and center-based businesses. Elevate program participants will follow a process to grow their business, develop a marketing strategy, learn operational best practices, and sound methods for managing their childcare business financials, During this cohort...

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