Business Development

University of Missouri Extension business specialists provide assistance to business owners, existing and prospective, on topics associated with successfully starting and managing a small business. Assistance is provided for business licensing, planning, marketing, management, financing, etc. Business specialists provide one-on-one consultations, workshops, seminars, and referral to on-line or printed materials. Contact Joy Wheatfall-Melvin, Director, Lincoln University SBTDC at or by phone at 804-878-4312 or 573-681-6075 to schedule an appointment or for answers to your questions on business development. You can also contact Kelly Asbury, Director, State Fair Community College SBTDC at or by phone at 660-596-7350.  Also available to provide assistance is Lake of the Ozarks SCORE at

Disaster planning and recovery

Many communities seem prepared for snow and ice, but not so much for other types of disaster until problems occur. With such dramatic bad weather this season, we've add a short post to to help. The article links to disaster preparedness/recovery articles that are beneficial to clients and small businesses. The URL is

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program

For additional business development resources from the Missouri Small Business and Technical Development Center and the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers visit