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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.

Missouri SBDC

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) help business owners make confident decisions through personalized one-on-one assistance. The Missouri SBDC services are available to for-profit businesses at any stage, from concept to startup, growth to renewal, mature to succession. Business specialists are here to help you succeed at every stage in your business’ lifecycle.

Missouri SBDC experts are conveniently located all across the state providing assistance and hosting events on a variety of business topics.

U.S. Small Business Administration 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 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.


Wage & Hour Division (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.

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