Business development

New business start-up information

When you go to the Missouri website you can find information and resources that can help with the process of opening a new business.

Business development assistance

Thinking of starting a business? Looking to grow your business? MU Extension business development specialist Willis Mushrush or Richard Proffer can help you get started. He offers counseling and educational opportunities for existing business owners and those exploring potential opportunities. Call the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391 to talk to Willis about your business or Call the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center at 573-243-3581 to talk to Richard about your businessOther methods to reach Richard: on Twitter:;  his Blogspot is and on facebook at:

Business resources for Missouri

State government sites

Other business-related links

General business assistance