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Business Information Guide
Starting & Running a Business
Provides more than 500 sample business plans, templates for pitch presentations, etc.
- Mid Missouri SCORE
This nonprofit organization offers free business counseling to entrepreneurs and templates and tools for starting or growing a business. Low-cost workshops and other services are also available.
- Missouri Business Portal
This government website provides information on business registration, filings, licenses and permits for doing business in Missouri.
- Missouri Women’s Business Center
Provides resources and support for women seeking to start or grow their own businesses. Their offerings include classes, workshops, networking opportunities, individualized business counseling and microlending.
- Missouri Small Business Startup Guide
The Missouri Secretary of State’s guide to starting a small business.
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides guides on a variety of business-related subjects, links to state and local resources, a database of over 5,000 forms useful for interacting with the U.S. government, etc.
- University of Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center
Assists entrepreneurs with financial management, marketing, technology, and product development and provides a variety of training opportunities on starting or running a business.
Financing a Business
Local Chambers of Commerce
Local Business Associations & Directories
Local & Regional Business Periodicals
National Business Directories & Corporate Information
- Reference USA
Includes 45 million+ U.S. businesses and 150 million U.S. residents; useful for developing lists of potential customers, competitors and suppliers.