Mentorship Meeting: Higginbotham Insurance
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 and on-demand programming. We’ve worked closely with leaders in West Plains to put everything you need to know about getting started in one centralized place.
Check out training designed for businesses in our region.
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 Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in West Plains, Missouri is part of a larger state and nationwide network of business resource programs, funded in part through the University of Missouri Office of Extension and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Missouri SBDC offices help businesses at every stage and have locations across the state of Missouri.
The Ozarks Small Business Incubator is a community of support for entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages in their business development. Their team of professionals, mentors, successful entrepreneurs and board members surround your emerging business with skills, experience and networks to help you start and accelerate towards success. OzSBI supports the business community with low-cost professional office space, free business mentoring, professional development workshops, and microloans of up to $50,000 with competitive rates.
The City of West Plains is excited to work with entrepreneurs and business owners to create jobs and support economic vitality. Check out the resources below for businesses looking to start or grow in West Plains.
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.