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Supercharge Southwest Missouri Launches On-Demand Training Platform

Launched in July 2021, Supercharge Southwest Missouri is a collaborative, regional initiative that empowers entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators. The program accelerates job growth, creates economic opportunities, and supports the next generation of industry-leading companies in southwest Missouri. 

Through the MTC grant-funded program, participants across our region have unlocked access to no-cost resources including business consulting, executive level mentorship networks, and office hours with professional service providers.

Starting today, entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout all of southwest Missouri can also access an on-demand training platform designed for new and emerging businesses. These expert-led modules cover everything an entrepreneur needs to successfully start a business, including customer identification, financial management, effective online marketing, and more. The easy-to-understand curriculum is delivered through an online learning platform and can be watched anywhere, anytime.

“We are excited to offer on-demand business training to entrepreneurs and business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Business leaders will have access anytime to valuable education they need to start or grow their business successfully,” said Chrystal Irons, Director of the Missouri SBDC at MSU. “We know this enhanced access will empower entrepreneurs to start new businesses, create quality jobs, and support economic development in southwest Missouri.”

Chrystal Irons,
Missouri SBDC at MSU

Supporting Entrepreneurs Across Southwest Missouri

The technology and tools made available through Supercharge Southwest Missouri will allow our programs to continue to scale. In our efforts to serve more entrepreneurs and businesses throughout the region we are partnering closely with cities, counties and other organizations as Supercharge Supporters. 

More than 60 organizations have signed on as Supercharge Southwest Missouri Supporters. Supporters share our commitment to supercharging the region by providing resources and support services to entrepreneurs, business owners and innovators within their networks. Learn more about becoming a Supercharge Supporter

“The launch of these on-demand business resources is another example of an investment back into our entrepreneurial community. This on-demand training gives us the ability to meet entrepreneurs and business owners where they are and on their schedule,” said Hollie Elliott, Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group. “For communities, businesses and entrepreneurs in the region this is a tremendous opportunity and we are thankful to be able to take advantage of this curriculum and resources.”

Hollie Elliott,
Executive Director,
Dallas County Economic Development Group

About Supercharge Southwest Missouri

Supercharge Southwest Missouri is funded by a Missouri Building Entrepreneurial Capacity Program (MOBEC) grant award from the Missouri Technology Corporation. The program is powered by the efactory and Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Missouri State University.