America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.

See how the Missouri SBDC has served its communities.


[The Missouri SBDC] was able to get us in touch with the right people so we could grow in the way we were hoping to.

Perry & Dawn Cooperrider, Owners, Preferred Pest Control Savannah, MO


Green Resources Consulting partnership with Evergy

Founder, Iveth Jalinsky, uses bamboo to make masks, PPE, pulp, fiber, bio-plastics/fuels, furniture, and construction materials for the future, today. Evergy turned to Jalinsky for mask that are safe, soft, and made from high-tech bamboo fibers.


St. Charles IT thanks the SBDC

Bill Mocca, Owner of St. Charles IT, is located in a business incubator in St. Charles, MO. The SBDC helps him effectively run his business. 80% of Missouri SBDC centers that are co-located with and/or actively work with business incubators.


International Trade Education Program for State Begins with the Missouri SBDC

The Missouri SBDC coordinates export support services with partners to educate companies on the basics of global business to be equipped to utilize services of the US Commercial Service, state trade agencies and regional trade development association


Working for an SBDC:

a Purpose-Driven Profession

Millennials in the Missouri SBDC thrive because their work has purpose, they receive support from seasoned colleagues, and their experiences and input are valued. Combined years of SBDC experience for this group is 45 years.


Surviving 'COVID chaos' as an essential small business, Vision Clinic — Springfield, MO

Dr. Steve Rice never thought he would have to furlough family. Then along came COVID-19. Across its five locations, Vision Clinic has 85 employees, 79 of whom had to be furloughed during the state's stay-at-home order amid the pandemic. Among those furloughed were Rice's son, daughter-in-law and daughter, three of Vision Clinic's 12 doctors. "In a cloud of uncertainty and anxiety," Rice said, the Missouri SBDC "was a voice of confidence and calm" and fears were allayed with PPP and EIDL.




Approved pandemic related loans/grants, self-reported by SBDC clients, as of 12/08/2020


Scaling a Veteran Business, KC Cattle Company, Kansas City, MO

Patrick Montgomery is a veteran who hires veterans in his Wagyu beef operation. In a time of fast growth, Montgomery was able to focus his marketing budget by clearly identifying his target customers and dramatically reducing shipping expenses with the help of the Missouri SBDC.


I'm encouraged by the support we get from the SBDC. They're even part of our strategic plan. It's a great resource that has been of great value to myself and my staff.

Kayla Dennis, Owner of U.S. Essentials Supplies & Services, St. Louis