Co-founder, Dake Wells Architecture
Starting and growing a business isn’t easy. But accessing resources and guidance can be.
Get the assistance you need through no-cost 1:1 business consulting, mentor networks, office hours and on-demand programming. We’ve worked closely with leaders in the Joplin Metro to put everything you need to know about getting started in one centralized place. We’re here to help you get supercharged!
Check out training designed for businesses in our region – all at no cost to you!
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.
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.
Attorneys JP Barker and Chris Peterson host legal office hours and can speak to a variety of legal questions business owners may have.
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.
Business Performance Advisor, Ricky Vanderpool, and Insperity host office hours to answer questions regarding Human Resources, Payroll, Employee Benefits, and People Strategy.
Experts from Arvest Bank host office hours focused on simplifying the lending process and improving your company’s financial health.
Experts from The Bank of Missouri host office hours focused on business lending and financing.
Experts from FORVIS host office hours focused on accounting and finance.
The City of Joplin is excited to work with entrepreneurs and business owners to create jobs and support economic vitality. Check out these resources for businesses looking to start or grow in Joplin.
The administers Merchant Licenses to appropriate businesses or persons in Jasper County.
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.
Learn more about microlending programs that are available to small businesses in southwest Missouri.