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Business Counseling

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Whether you are an established local company or just getting started, you’re going to want someone in your corner with resources, knowledge, experience, and connections. Imagine sitting down with a professional business counselor who can walk with you through things like financial projections, market research, funding, and regulatory compliance.

The best part? Since this program is funded through the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with the University of Missouri Extension, these services come at no cost to you at the EDC.

I'm a New Business
Our business is helping grow your business at the EDC

I'm a New Business

Hey, entrepreneur! Take the guesswork out of things like idea evaluation, industry analysis, marketing, and polishing (or building) your business plan. Let us empower you from concept to reality and move you towards success.

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I'm an Existing Business
The EDC is your business partner for growth, counseling, finance and more

I'm an Existing Business

You might be in over your head or just need a few questions answered, either way, we’re here. Let’s talk cash flow management, market data, financial modeling, succession planning, and growth plans. We want to equip you with the most up to date and relevant information so you can make the best decisions to move your company forward.

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I'm a Business Services Partner
Our services and our partners help small businesses grow throughout the region

I'm a Business Services Partner

We’re looking at you, bankers, commercial real estate agents, brokers, and economic developers. When we assist a business in qualifying for a loan or opening a new location, the whole community benefits. We value our network of business service providers and would love to be a resource to you and your clients.

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