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The Missouri SBDC at Missouri Southern State University'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 Missouri SBDC at Missouri Southern State University strives to be responsive and flexible in meeting the educational needs of the business community.


The Missouri SBDC operates within an extensive state and national network of business resource programs, funded, in part, from the University of Missouri Office of Extension and the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBDC offices play a crucial role in assisting businesses at every stage, from startup to succession.

Located in Joplin, Missouri, the Missouri SBDC at MSSU offers one-on-one consulting for business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and leaders, available in-person, through video conferencing, or by phone.

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Our Coverage Area

Our office serves Jasper, Newton, Barton, Vernon, McDonald, Cedar, Dade, and Lawrence counties with consulting and training


Committed to fostering the success of entrepreneurs, our team offers personalized approaches to address the unique needs of each client. Drawing from a diverse range of experiences, you can confidently depend on the SBDC team's knowledge and skills to guide you towards success.



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Business Consultant

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