Resources For Entrepreneurs

Small business ribbon cutting 

Starting your own business may not require a certificate or degree.  However, doing your homework can help increase your odds of success.  Here are a few places to start:

Kauffman Institute
Provides knowledge, training and networks including practical hands-on lessons in business development and a vast array of reliable on-line resources.
Missouri Business Development Program
The University of Missouri Extension's Business Development Program helps Missouri's entrepreneurs succeed in private enterprise and promotes economic development of the state of Missouri. 
FastTrac™
A practical, hands-on business development program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business.  Training is designed to meet the needs of different types of businesses and varying skill levels of entrepreneurs.
Missouri SourceLink
Personalized business assistance.
Missouri Business Portal
Select this site for business registration, filings, licenses, and permits in Missouri, plus a variety of resources aimed at helping you start a business.
Missouri Women’s Council
A resource and referral center to help encourage, educate and support Missouri women as they pursue their economic goals.
Missouri Department of Revenue Small Business Web Page
Designed to assist small businesses in complying with Missouri tax requirements, register a business with the Department, ongoing requirements for filing and paying tax in Missouri, and additional state resources.
Small Business Administration Toolkit
Contains free online resources available through SBA to support new entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs can gain knowledge and skills necessary to build a successful business by taking advantage of free and low cost online training available through the Toolkit.