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- 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.
- Nov. 18-24: Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates innovators and job creators this week.
- Missouri Business eNews: November 2013
The November issue of the MissouriBusiness.net newsletter is online now. Includes PTAC success, loans and biz resources for veterans, SBIR/STTR grants, go global with GMAP, creating a paperless office, Small Business Saturday, plus training opportunities around the state.
- Are you ready for Small Business Saturday?
The time to plan is now. Make Small Business Saturday Nov. 30 work for you with an unforgettable event. These 12 tips will help you plan and execute your Small Business Saturday marketing.
- Small business health exchanges delayed until Nov.
Small business health exchanges run by the federal government will not open for online enrollment until Nov. 2013. Resources for Affordable Care Act available on our summary page.
- Success story: HY-C Company, Inc. - St. Louis
HY-C has been warming American homes since 1947, but increasing import competition almost extinguished its fire. The firm reached out to Mid-America TAAC. Sales increased, business grew ... in TAAC tales.
- Success story: Major Custom Cable, Inc. - Jackson
Like many domestic manufacturers, Major Custom Cable was hit hard by import competition, especially from China. Mid-America Trade Adjustment Center managers helped MCC survive, thrive in TAAC tales.
- MO SBTDC - TRANSFORMATION: Older entrepreneurs put experience to work as they plan their future
The September 2013 edition of TRANSFORMATION (PDF) profiles three older entrepreneurs who turned their ideas into commercial reality.
- Six ways mobile payments can boost your cash flow
More and more people are using their smart phones, tablets and other devices to complete financial transactions. Small business owners who are able to receive mobile payments may be at an advantage over their competitors in terms of sales volume and available revenue.
- What can happen in seven minutes? A sandwich shop story
The product was great -- priced just right. The facility was clean and the location convenient. So how did this small business lose a repeat customer?
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