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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oct 10, 2017

Celebrating Two Businesses

By |2018-01-29T18:00:10-06:00October 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

    Two businesses helped by the Center for Entrepreneurship recently celebrated with ribbon cuttings.   Hughes Chiropractic Hughes Chiropractic held an honorary ribbon cutting to celebrate 100 years in business. Dr. Joseph Spencer Hughes started the business a century ago, and now his great grandsons Dr. Rick Hughes and Dr. Chuck Hughes, own and operate [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Experiential Learning for Students

By |2018-01-29T18:00:10-06:00October 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Students in marketing classes at Missouri Western are gaining real world experience in addition to their normal class curriculum. Students in Dr. Shiva Nandan’s Advertisement and Promotions and Marketing Management courses are working with local business to develop marketing plans and creatives. Consistent with MWSUs emphasis on experiential learning, these projects are designed to equip [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Small Business Summit

By |2018-01-29T18:00:10-06:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The annual Small Business Summit will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Presented by St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and the Craig School of Business, the Small Business Summit features speakers, workshops and resources designed to foster the growth and success of area businesses. This year’s luncheon keynote [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Dean Lane Message

By |2018-01-29T18:00:11-06:00October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As the Center for Entrepreneurship at Missouri Western celebrates its three-year anniversary, we are proud to share our success by the numbers. With the ongoing support of the Craig School of Business, we have made an impact on our community and the lives of business owners in the region. We also want to gratefully acknowledge [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Cup of Joe Receives Award

By |2018-01-29T18:00:11-06:00October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Heartland Foundation presented the second annual Think Ahead Award to Cup of Joe, the local grassroots entrepreneurial gathering held in St. Joseph. The award was given at Heartland Foundation’s 2017 Think Ahead Forum, which also featured discussions and programs on improving workforce skills. The foundation also handed out CollaborACTION Grants that are geared to [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Young Entrepreneurs Launch New Businesses

By |2018-01-29T18:00:11-06:00October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Who said, “I can’t help but think about designing things and coming up with ways to make things better”? Thomas Edison? Nikola Tesla? No, Missouri Western student Justin Turner, who will graduate next fall with a biology degree, minors in business and entrepreneurship, and his own business that he started this year. His friend, Michael [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Toss it Curbside Awarded St Joe Sandbox Funds

By |2018-01-29T18:00:11-06:00October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

St. Joseph Innovation Stockyard announced the first company to receive funding through its recent partnership with Digital Sandbox KC. “This partnership really maximizes the resources available to entrepreneurs in northwest Missouri,” said Ronan Molloy, president of Innovation Stockyard, “The St. Joseph Sandbox is a great opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs in St. Joseph.” Launched in February [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Launch of Business SUCCESSion Website

By |2018-01-29T18:00:11-06:00October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Business owners thinking about selling their business and prospective entrepreneurs thinking about buying a business now have a new resource. The Center for Entrepreneurship recently launched a website that connects existing business owners wanting to sell their business with prospective buyers. The Business SUCCESSion website, is essentially an electronic bulletin board of businesses available for [...]

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