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- Success story: PSRI Technologies LLC - Jefferson City and Chesterfield
We celebrate Black History Month with this story of a talented, hard-working woman who found a niche and stuck with it.
- Missouri Business eNews: February 2014
The February issue of the MissouriBusiness.net newsletter is online now. Stories include a new success story, news, updates, small business marketing tips, training courses and more.
- 7 ways mobile technology will change business in 2014
2013 was a monumental year in e-retail. Whether you run a brick-and-mortar establishment or an e-commerce website, 2014 has plenty more in store.
- Missouri minimum wage increased Jan. 1
On January 1, the minimum wage in Missouri increased 15 cents an hour to $7.50 an hour.
- Tax update: IRS tweaks more than 40 tax provisions
For tax year 2014, the IRS has announced annual inflation adjustments for numerous tax provisions, including the Affordable Care Act, work opportunity tax credit, alternative minimum tax, standard mileage rate and other regulations.
- ACA update
What's ahead for 2014 with the Affordable Care Act? Includes links to upcoming webinars.
- Planning for the new year: Five budgeting tips for small businesses
One of the most important things you can do is set a company's budget. Here are five ways to do that.
- Business Development Program releases economic impact results
Program delivers $666 million in sales increases, $662 million in new investment for Missouri's small businesses over three years.
- Success story: Logboat Brewing Co. LLC - Columbia
They thought they had the business plan down cold -- until they met with the MO SBTDC.
- Five great small business tax breaks that expire Dec. 31
Use 'em or lose 'em! Federal tax breaks that will end Dec. 31 unless Congress extends them. Small business owners should explore and take advantage of them while they can.
- GMAP helps Missouri small businesses go global
The Missouri Department of Economic Development's Global Market Access Program (GMAP) is a new cost-sharing program that helps small businesses participate in international trade shows, missions and events and attract a global audience.
- SBIR and STTR grants
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a broad range of new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) grants in eight different clean energy fields. Eligible businesses must file a letter of intent by Dec. 16, 2013. Application deadline is Feb. 4, 2014.
- The power of thanks
Never underestimate the power of thanking customers and employees for their loyalty.
- Eleven organizations that boost veterans' businesses
Resources abound for veteran-owned businesses. Here are 11 in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
- Get ready for Small Business Saturday Nov. 30
Small Business Saturday, small business' response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday (e-commerce) is Nov. 30.
- MU and BDP receive grant for small modular nuclear reactor research
Make it in America collaborative grant is focused on small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology and job creation.
- SBA announces new initiative to help veterans get business loans
Information about veterans loans including no fee for SBA Express loans of $350,000 or less.
- Business going green: Top 5 reasons to go paperless
Carve out some space for the holidays by going paperless, plus top 5 tips for a paperless office.
- Success story: Henson Enterprises Inc. - West Plains
Why are veterans 45 percent more likely to be self-employed? MU Extension interviews MO PTAC client and Army veteran Floyd Henson, Henson Enterprises Inc., West Plains, for answers.
- Success story: ACE Midwest, LLC - Parkville
ACE Midwest, LLC, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business in Parkville specializing in telecommunications design and installation finds success via government contracting and MO PTAC.
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