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Find the Answers to Build Your Business

Connect with professionals to answer all your questions.

Meet with Us 1:1

Whether you are starting or scaling your business, you’ll need expert business advice along the way. Meet 1:1 with business consultants from the Missouri SBDC at MSU – at no charge to you – and get the direction you need.

Starting a Business

Got questions about customer discovery, financial foundations, business strategy or other first steps? Set aside a 10-minute block to chat.

Growing a Business

Growth comes with tons of new opportunities and questions, like marketing, funding and team-building. Let’s schedule a 30-minute block to put together next steps.

Meet Your Mentor

We know it can be intimidating to sit down with attorneys, accountants and other business pros. And starting a business is expensive enough without the uncertainty of what a question is going to cost.

Our mentors volunteer their time and are ready to help you along the way. Meetings are 30 minutes and are held virtually.  

Business Strategy & Product Growth

Tech Commercialization & Financial Analysis

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Accounting, Management & Entrepreneurship

Business Strategy, Analytics, Marketing & Product Design

Leadership, Culture, Human Resources

Marketing, Administration, Communication

Finance & Logistics

No-Charge Expert Advice

Our partners volunteer their time and make initial conversations free of charge to give you access to professionals who want to help you and your business succeed. 

Legal
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Caleb Hunt

EMPLOYMENT & GENERAL LEGAL ISSUES - Caleb Hunt

Experts from Husch Blackwell host office hours focused on legal issues impacting small businesses.

Caleb Hunt focuses on employment and general legal concerns for businesses.

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EMPLOYMENT & GENERAL LEGAL ISSUES - Christie Brunty

Experts from Husch Blackwell host office hours focused on legal issues impacting small businesses.

Christie Brunty focuses on employment law concerns for businesses.

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JP Barker

Corporate Legal CONCERNS - JP Barker

Experts from Husch Blackwell host office hours focused on legal issues impacting small businesses.

JP Barker focuses on general corporate legal questions every other month.

Human Resources, Business Insurance & Employee Benefits
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Higginbotham

Managing Director at Higginbotham, Chase Marable, hosts office hours to answer your questions regarding business insurance including employee benefits, workers’ compensation, property, liability, auto, cyber and any other coverage(s) that would be applicable to your operation.

Insperity HR

Insperity

Business Performance Advisor, Ricky Vanderpool, and Insperity host office hours to answer questions regarding Human Resources, Payroll, Employee Benefits, and People Strategy.

Banking & Finance

Arvest Bank

Where do I begin? So often small business owners are overwhelmed with what financial requirements may exist, how to get started with a loan, and how to know what equity is required. Work with the Arvest Commercial Team to simplify the lending process. Glean advice and focus on your company’s financial health during this 30 minute session.

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The bank of missouri

Experts from The Bank of Missouri host office hours focused on business lending and financing. Current and prospective entrepreneurs and business owners are encouraged to meet with our partners from The Bank of Missouri to discuss business lending, loan FAQs, financing options and more.

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forvis

Experts from FORVIS host office hours focused on accounting and finance. Current and prospective entrepreneurs and business owners are encouraged to meet with our partners at FORVIS to discuss accounting and finance questions impacting your business.

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