SBTDCs help both established businesses and those that are just beginning. The only requirement is that you have a strong desire to help yourself and contribute to the stability of Missouri's economy. Sign up for services online
MO SBTDC business specialists use their expertise to help Missouri businesses with critical business development issues. Guidance addressing topics such as management, marketing and strategic planning is available. They also can provide capitalization information for new and existing businesses. All counseling is confidential; most services are available at no charge (subsidized by our funding partners).
For long-term success, a company must continuously assess its operations to ensure it can remain competitive in the face of changing market trends. The MO SBTDC can provide business assessments that highlight opportunities for improvement. Additional assistance can provide a plan of action to incorporate suggestions into the company's daily operation.
Two tools available for MO SBTDC specialists to use to help guide business success are:
Are your sales growing at the rate you want? Is the competition getting tougher? Do you know where to findmore customers? We have the resources to provide:
Do you know what lenders are looking for? Are you ready to present to potential investors? Do you use financial information to manage your business? Assistance from the SBTDC can help you:
A new tool available for MO SBTDC specialists to use to help guide business success is:
The MO SBTDCs are focused on strengthening the technological competitiveness of Missouri's businesses. Designed to improve the participation of small technology firms in the innovation and commercialization of new technology, the MO SBTDC program encourages and enhances technology research and development, technology transfer and technology deployment.
Our technology specialists can help you assess the commercial viability of your intellectual property whether it originated from a business, university or federal laboratory. We can assist with manufacturing technology and processes, patents and trademarks and presentations to investors.
One of the primary services of the MO SBTDC is our SBIR/STTR assistance (formerly MoFAST). Staff can assist companies with commercialization planning, agency evaluating and networking, proposal preparation, post-award planning and marketing and financial assistance.
To learn more about the technology assistance available to businesses, visit the MoFAST section of MissouriBusiness.net.
The MO SBTDC offers educational sessions on a wide variety of topics. Topics include business management, marketing, financial analysis, strategic planning, human resources and many other timely topics of concern to business owners. Visit our seminars and training section for a list of courses and the training calendar for a schedule of events.
The MO SBTDC works in cooperation with the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC).
MO PTAC: Procurement Assistance
To offer you the most comprehensive service available, the MO SBTDC interacts with a variety of local, state and federal entities, including financial institutions; trade associations; chambers of commerce; regional planning commissions; and other state and federal agencies including the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Experts are located statewide providing help through:
Our offices are located on the campus of most public universities, many county extension offies and other convenient locations. For the office nearest you, see the listing of offices.