Welcome to the Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship trains, mentors and supports business owners and entrepreneurs in the St. Joseph area and beyond. Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new, we can help.

To date, the Center for Entrepreneurship has provided free consulting services to more than 500 new and existing entrepreneurs.

To learn more or to schedule a confidential, one-on-one consultation, email Annette Weeks at aweeks@missouriwestern.edu or call the entrepreneurship office at 816-271-4283.

Business Support

If you have always wanted to start a new business, but didn’t know where to begin, we can help.

In addition to helping build new businesses, the Center for Entrepreneurship offers services to help existing businesses.

Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in our community. Every Wednesday morning, two entrepreneurs share their story with a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and fellow business owners.

Entrepreneurs gain insightful feedback while connecting with a supportive community that cares about their progress.

Business Opportunities

Succession planning is key to protecting your business, your family and your employees. We can help you determine the right options for your business and then tailor a plan that meets your needs while connecting you with resources – or even potential buyers. All services are free and confidential.


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