Several local, state and national resources exist to help new and existing business owners with their operations. From one-on-one confidential counseling, to incentive programs, to exporting, to training classes, to getting all of your legal registrations complete, you can find the help you need.




GrowMidMo: coaching, classes, and capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses from startup to succession


SBTDC Business Counseling and Training: provides professional business analysis, confidential business consultations, and business education seminars in conjunction with GrowMidMo, MAEDC, and MU Extension


Missouri Works Training Programs: funding assistance when companies need to upgrade worker skills


Missouri Department of Economic Development: state and local incentives for new/expansion opportunities

MO Export Portal: international trade assistance, educates companies in the export process, assists in identifying buyers in foreign countries, and provides funding to businesses to assist them in export marketing

Workforce Development Programs/Career Centers

SBA Guaranteed Loan Programs

USDA Rural Development Services & Guaranteed Loan Programs

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center: assists businesses in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts

Regional Planning Commissions: economic and community development, housing initiatives, safety and security, transportation planning, environmental issues, and quality-of-life issues

EB-5 Regional Center: for direct foreign investment

MU Extension: business and workforce assistance

SCORE: volunteer business mentors

MO Business Portal: single point of entry for business registration, filings, licenses, and permits for doing business in the State of Missouri (also see this list)

Missouri Source Link: one-stop resource database for assistance to new and growing businesses

Missouri Technology Corporation: funding to invest in early-stage, high growth tech companies

Missouri Enterprise: provides effective manufacturing, engineering and business optimization services affordably, in a timely manner and with a strong positive return on investment

Division of Energy: energy efficiency programs

Downtown Moberly Community Improvement District (CID, aka Depot District) Economic Development Incentives: Rent buy down program (leasing assistance program), sales tax rebate program, property tax rebate program, and pitch pool program (gap financing)

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Small Business Development Center, Missouri

115 North Williams, PO Box 549

Moberly, MO 65270



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