SPRING 2023 COHORT (February-April 2023)

Are you an aspiring or current small business owner? Apply for the Early-Stage Business Boot Camp to learn more about important topics impacting your business’s success. During this program attendees will discover best practices, talk through real-life examples, and learn about 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.   

This eight-session, group-based educational program provides 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
      • $3,000 stipend to be used for transportation, childcare and/or business expenses
Applications will be open until 11:59 pm on 12/31/2022. Participants will be notified by late January 2023.
Eligibility for Spring 2023
      • BIPOC or women future or current business owner (recently started or in the idea phase)
      • Living in southern Missouri
      • Must be able to attend all meetings on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the efactory (starting on February 21, skipping March 14)
        • February 21
        • February 28
        • March 7
        • March 21
        • March 28
        • April 4
        • April 11
        • April 18

The Early-Stage Business Boot Camp is a program of efactory and Missouri SBDC at MSU. The program is funded by the U.S. Bank Foundation and Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation and is in partnership with Multicultural Business Association, United WE and the Missouri Women’s Council.

Apply for Spring 2023 Cohort