Dallas County

Starting and growing a business isn’t easy. But accessing resources and guidance can be.

What You Need, When You Need It

Get the assistance you need through no-cost 1:1 business consulting, mentor networks and on-demand programming. We’ve worked closely with leaders in Dallas County to put everything you need to know about getting started in one centralized place. 

Watch Expert-Led Content On-Demand

Check out training designed for businesses in our region.

Meet 1:1 with a Business Consultant

Expert business consultants with the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University offer 1:1 business consulting at no cost to business owners. Schedule a quick, 10 minute introductory call to learn how we can help.

Get Feedback from Business Mentors

Our mentorship program is designed to provide honest and practical feedback based on personal experience, not just business theory. Mentorship meetings are free and open to everyone. All information shared in mentorship meetings is confidential. Mentorship meetings are 30 minutes in duration and are held virtually.

Co-founder, Dake Wells Architecture

President, Coburn Pragmatic Solutions

Founder and Managing Partner of Moventra LLC

Champion for Innovation, Ideation, Intelligence and Investment Initiatives at FORVIS.

Head of Technology at Anthos Capital

Managing Partner of SEED Law and Owner of SEED Collective

Leads Order Fulfillment and Analytics for John Deere Reman

Founder and former CEO of Red Monkey Foods

Principal at Ingress Investments

Previous President/Owner of Clear Creek Golf Car

Head of the Department of Management and Dean's Professor of Sustainability at Missouri State University (MSU)

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Husch Blackwell

Attorneys JP Barker and Chris Peterson host legal office hours and can speak to a variety of legal questions business owners may have.

Human Resources, Business Insurance & Employee Benefits
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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


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

Accounting, Business Lending & Financing


Experts from Arvest Bank host office hours focused on simplifying the lending process and improving your company’s financial health.

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The Bank of Missouri

Experts from The Bank of Missouri host office hours focused on business lending and financing.

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Experts from FORVIS host office hours focused on accounting and finance.

Dallas County Business Resources

Dallas County Merchant License

Learn what types of businesses need a Dallas County Merchant License and how to apply.

Dallas County Economic Development Group

The Dallas County Economic Development Group is a not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(3) originally formed in 1994, with the purpose of economic and community development. The organization is supported by the City of Buffalo, Dallas County, and the private sector.

State Sales Tax License

The Missouri Department of Revenue administers sales tax licensing. The state office is located in Jefferson City. Their website has a lot of helpful information and their phone number is (573) 751-2836.

Microlending for Small Businesses

Learn more about microlending programs that are available to small businesses in southwest Missouri.

Dallas County Communities

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