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Designed for aspiring and current small business owners.

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Early-Stage Business Boot Camp

Are you an aspiring or early-stage small business owner? Sign up to join a peer network with fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

During the Early-Stage Business Boot Camp, you’ll learn directly from experts who’ve been in your shoes and are ready to guide you toward success.

You and others in your cohort – who are like-minded founders and leaders – will talk through real-life examples and learn about valuable local resources designed to help small businesses grow. You’ll also discover best practices, including how to: 

  • Create an LLC.
  • Set up a business bank account.
  • Obtain a business license.
  • And much more.
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Participants of the program will receive ongoing coaching and mentoring to develop a growth plan and financial budget by the end of the program.

This eight-session, group-based educational program provides future or early-stage entrepreneurs and small business owners with:

  • Focused business advising through the Missouri SBDC network.
  • Access to a regional mentorship network.
  • Education on various essential business topics.
  • Impactful tools and resources to help business owners pursue growth, design a growth plan, and develop a comprehensive budget.

The Early-Stage Business Boot Camp is a program of efactory and Missouri SBDC at MSU. It is offered as part of the Southern Missouri Innovation Network, or Innovate SOMO.

Register for a Cohort in Your Area

Through Innovate SOMO, we offer Early-Stage Business Boot Camps throughout the region. Find one in your area.

Don’t see one that works for you? A new, virtual cohort is coming soon.


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Future cohorts coming soon.

South Central

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Cape Girardeau

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Taney County

Future cohorts coming fall 2024.

Poplar Bluff

Stay updated on future cohorts.