December 2023 Upcoming Trainings and News from Missouri SBDC

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) will be holding several trainings throughout this month. Whether you’re looking to expand your skillset or simply connect with fellow professionals, they have something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to learn, network, and thrive. Sign up today!

Missouri SBDC at MSSU Holiday Hours

The Missouri SBDC at MSSU aligns its office hours with MSSU’s operations. Please note that the office will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Tuesday, January 2 in accordance with MSSU’s calendar.

Why Export to Ireland Recap

Our recent training session, “Why Export to Ireland,” was nothing short of a triumph! With insights shared by our dynamic presenters from Missouri Department of Economic Development, Brandon McDaniel and Olivia Ross, attendees delved into the vast potential of exporting to Ireland. In 2020, Missouri businesses exported over $185 million worth of goods and services to Ireland, making it the 13th largest export partner.

And the excitement doesn’t stop there! If you’re eager to explore new markets in the coming year, join us for our upcoming training, “New Year, New Market: Online to Overseas.” The first session is scheduled for January 25, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm, conducted over Zoom. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insights and kickstart your journey into the world of exporting. You can register for the first session here.

Don’t miss out on the chance to expand your horizons and take your business global. Mark your calendars and register below! Let’s make 2024 a year of new markets and limitless possibilities!

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 9:00 to 10:15 am CST | Free, virtual event

This workshop focuses on essential concepts that a potential small business owner should consider before starting their small business. Participants will learn about the importance of discovering their target market and gain an appreciation of understanding their customers.

Those attending the workshop will also learn the steps in licensing and registering their business with federal, state, and local agencies. Finally, participants will understand the importance of cash flow projections and various funding alternatives.

To learn more about this free, virtual webinar, click here.

Looking for Business Assistance?

Are you ready to grow your existing business? Do you need technical assistance with management, marketing, finance, or accounting?

Check out the services available from the Missouri SBDC network! We exist to provide assistance and training for your small business.

Register today to become a Missouri SBDC client at now cost!

Looking for something different?

Webinars are being offered by all Missouri SBDC centers located across the state. Check out our events page to find more training that fits your business needs.

Visit the Missouri SBDC website,, for more about their centers and training offerings.

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