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Early-Stage Business Boot Camp

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Your Track to Success

This program is for aspiring or current small business owners who have recently started or are in the idea phase.  The program focuses on quick tips to work on your business, from customer discovery to marketing, to cash flow and tax planning.  

Participants will learn best practices, talk through real-life examples, and discover valuable local resources designed to help small businesses grow.  Participants of the program will receive ongoing coaching and mentoring to develop a growth plan and financial budget by the end of the program.

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This eight-session, group-based, educational program provides entrepreneurs 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.
  • $3,000 stipend to be used for transportation, childcare and/or business expenses*.


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Topics will include: 

  • Customer Discovery  
  • Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • Planning for Growth
  • Business Credit & Funding
  • Mitigating Risk 
  • Financial Management


Applications to participate in the Fall 2023 Early-Stage Business Boot Camp will be coming soon.

As part of Innovate SOMO, Early-Stage Business Boot Camps will be offered at no-charge to participants throughout southern Missouri. 

*10 participants in the Fall 2023 efactory cohort in Springfield will receive a $3,000 stipend that can be used for transportation, childcare and/or business expenses. Participants must be able to attend all eight sessions to receive the stipend.