Missouri Southern State University 

Missouri Southern serves nearly 6,000 students in nearly 200 academic programs. MSSU's outstanding NCAA Division II athletics programs, award-winning Themed Semesters, fun student activities and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for our students and citizens of the region.


U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA.gov is the official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration, dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation.


Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

Each business day your Chamber assists small businesses and major industries on issues that affect their ability to survive and grow.


Missouri Business Development Program

MO SBDC provides expert business counseling, training and online resources that help existing businesses grow and prosper and new businesses get started successfully.


Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Be prepared before a disaster strikes your community or small business.

As part of a series of focus groups and meetings with consumers and small business owners, the Kansas City Fed has developed an array of  materials to help you be prepared before and after a disaster.


Missouri Business Portal

This web site is for all entrepreneurs wishing to do business in Missouri.  It is designed to be used by the first time small business owner as well as the larger, established enterprise.  The portal provides access to research and support as well as required registrations, licensing and filings.


America's SBDC

America's SBDC is the nation's proven, cost-effective, and accredited infrastructure focused on small businesses --America's job creators.


Missouri Secretary of State

Register your business with the State of Missouri here.


Missouri Department of Revenue

Get Missouri tax information here.


Internal Revenue Service

The IRS is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement.


Missouri Division of Professional Registration

The Missouri Division of Professional Registration is comprised of 38 professional boards that are responsible for safeguarding public health, safety and welfare.


Small Business, Big Threat

Learn more about how to protect your business from cybersecurity threats through a cybersecurity assessment of your small business, in-depth training, and additional resources.

Wage & Hour Divison (U.S. Department of Labor)

The Wage and Hour mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the Nation's workforce.


U.S. Better Business Bureau

BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

Helpful Links

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