Business Support

No matter what stage your business is in, our team is committed to your success.

Business Consulting

Looking for one-on-one feedback? Missouri SBDC at MSU provides confidential, no-cost consulting to help businesses start and grow in southwest Missouri. Schedule a call today to learn how we can help.

Starting a business isn’t easy. We know because we’ve been there. Our offices provide a variety of services to help you start your business on solid footing.

Schedule a quick, 10-minute introductory call to learn how we can help with business planning, feasibility studies, financial projections and more.

Our expert business consultants are ready to help your business grow. Schedule a quick introductory call to learn about the different ways our team can help.

We regularly assist business owners with issues including, but not limited to: strategic planning, human resources, financial management, succession planning, international trade and more.



Our mentorship network connects you to experienced business professionals with a wide range of expertise.

Training for Small Business Owners

We offer a variety of training programs designed for current and prospective business owners and managers. These trainings will equip you with the skills needed to successfully start and grow a business. Topics include, but are not limited to:

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Business Planning

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Financial Management & Quickbooks

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Human Resources for Small Business

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Marketing & Pitching to Investors

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Legal Issues & Government Contracting

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Selling Online & International Business

Early-Stage Business Boot Camp


Get plugged into this program for aspiring and current small business owners.

Watch On-Demand Business Training

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Are you thinking about starting a new business? Or have you recently started a business and want to make sure you’re set up for success? We offer an on-demand training platform designed for new and emerging businesses in southern Missouri.



As your company’s employee base and revenue grows, your (and the company’s) needs evolve, too. 

Through Elevate, you’ll have expert- and peer-guidance on some of the biggest questions as you grow your business.

MSU Course Projects

We work closely with business clients and Missouri State University classes on special partnerships known as course projects. These projects give businesses fresh insights while providing students with real-world experience and business insights. Undergraduate and graduate level classes work on projects for business clients related to marketing, management and more.

Do you have a business idea you want to explore? Our  Feasibility Study project  teams you up with students in the Entrepreneurship Program to explore your idea and take some of the uncertainty out of starting a new business.

Need some new ideas for engaging content? Want to understand the digital landscape better? Our students will create a comprehensive plan, craft content and perform analysis of the digital data you share.

Do you have financial data, and not sure what it means or what you could be doing better? Our Accounting projects include: capital budgeting and cash flow analysis, creation/improvement of internal reporting mechanisms, establishing balanced scorecard metrics, or using regression tools to develop reporting and/or predictive analytics. 

Are you looking to expand your company through strategic growth? Whether you are seeking to expand into a new market, diversify your products and services, or develop a strategic marketing plan for growth, this semester-long project, graduate-level program can offer solutions. Students engage your target customers through primary research and secondary research to provide actionable recommendations.

Need fresh ideas to reach more customers? Our  Advertising project  pairs your business with MSU Advertising and Promotions classes to create a multi-channel advertising campaign.

Are you looking to grow your workforce and engage more with your employees? We work with Industrial-Organizational Psychology graduate courses on business projects including developing, reviewing or enhancing your employee selection process as well as survey development to measure employee engagement, job analysis and more.

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