The SBTDC's mission is to improve people's lives and the competitiveness of Missouri businesses through research-based education and technical assistance to enhance Missouri's economy.
The Small Business & Technology Development Center at Missouri Southern State University is part of a nationwide network of SBDC programs and is affiliated with and supported by The Robert W. Plaster School of Business. Our local center was established in April 1987.
The SBTDC provides start-up and existing for-profit small businesses in Jasper, Newton, Barton, Vernon, McDonald, Cedar, Dade, and Lawrence counties with consulting and training.
Areas of concentration include:
The SBTDC provides one-on-one counseling at no charge to area for-profit small businesses that are existing businesses or start-up companies. The SBTDC at MSSU has provided training for owners, managers and employees of area businesses and industries since 1987. The SBTDC strives to be responsive and flexible in meeting the educational needs of the business community.
The SBTDC has a second location in downtown Joplin, the Plaster School of Business Outreach Center. This office is located inside the Joseph Newman Innovation Center at 4th and Pennsylvania.
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