Business development

In a fast-paced, ever-changing business world, call on University of Missouri Extension to ensure that your business remains competitive and prosperous and to create more wealth for you and your community.

Local resources

Charles Holland
Charles A. Holland

MU Extention in Monroe County

Phone: 660-327-4158   Fax: 660-327-1376

Counties served: Adair, Audrain, Boone, Chariton, Clark, Howard, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan


Missouri Small Business Start-up Kit

If you are considering starting a small business, this is the place to start. This free collection of documents and tools will help you evaluate your business idea, give you the basics of doing business, and introduce financial and marketing concepts.

Business resources for Missouri


Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers — Provide counseling for business plan development, financial management, market feasibility, international trade, franchising and licensing, inventory, marketing and more

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) — Information for selling to federal, state and local government entities

MoFAST: Technology Development and Commercialization — Helps businesses get their innovations into the marketplace

Workforce Development/Career Options — Dislocated workers and others can get information on occupations, education and training, financial aid and job hunting information here, or from the Career information hotline (800-392-2949).

Missouri Environmental Assistance Center — Guidelines for compliance and pollution prevention for business

The Missouri Market Development Program — Helps manufacturers find and use recycled materials in producing new goods

State government sites


Missouri Department of Economic Development

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Other business-related links

General business assistance


Industrial Assessment Center UMR

Missouri Business Assistance Center (MO DED)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

House Small Business Committee

Business Resource Center

Missouri Procurement Assistance Centers (MOPTAC)

General Services Administration (GSA)