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Oct 10, 2019

Small Business Summit

By |2019-10-21T15:07:55-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting Small Business Summit. This is a perfect learning opportunity for small-business owners and employees. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fulkerson Center at Missouri Western State University, 4525 [...]

Oct 10, 2019

The Axe Factor St. Joseph

By |2019-10-21T15:44:37-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Mathew Wieners has had a dream of owning a business for several years. That dream has become a reality with the recent opening of the Axe Factor. After considering several other business ideas, this trending business idea came up. He partnered with Bruce Baker, Paul Walker and Mike Yuille to bring this new activity to [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Southside Partnership

By |2019-10-21T14:57:44-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Southside St. Joseph Development Corporation joined together to host a series of Small Business Workshops throughout the month of October.   “The attendance has been amazing,” said Martha Clark, project manager for the Southside Development Corporation. “We are very pleased with the turnout and great business ideas.” The events include [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

By |2019-10-21T14:55:27-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship recently hosted an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem gathering that included the Center’s advisory council members, partner agencies and local government leaders. The purpose was to highlight the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — the local network of supporters and entities that help fulfill the aspirations of small-business owners. The gathering allowed elected officials and partner [...]

Jun 06, 2019

Business Students Travel Abroad

By |2019-06-24T19:54:07-05:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Students in the Craig School of Business and Technology at Missouri Western State University traveled to both Australia and New Zealand over two weeks this summer as part of the Global Viewpoints course led by Drs. Phillip Frank and Erin McLaughlin. Business students attended networking events, meetings and presentations with various business leaders including Douglas [...]

Jun 06, 2019

Griffon Outreach Team visits St. Joseph Businesses

By |2019-08-12T17:02:02-05:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In an effort to enhance Missouri Western's connection with businesses in downtown St. Joseph, several Missouri Western employees spent some time visiting the businesses last month. Miu Sutton, graduate assistant of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Claudia Baer, student employment coordinator for the Career Development Center; Aubry Carpenter, public relations and marketing assistant; and Savana Luft [...]

Jun 06, 2019

Business Opportunities: Buy, Sell and Succeed

By |2019-06-24T19:32:21-05:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Doug Snodderly’s family has owned and operated Century Supply for 42 years. While the business is solid, the family wanted to pass the business along to someone who could breathe new life into it. “We know there is opportunity to modernize our business model,” said Snodderly. “This business is ideal for someone who has been [...]

Jun 06, 2019

Back Surgery Leads to New Opportunity

By |2019-06-24T19:12:32-05:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ben Girard, owner and founder of Brightview Home Inspections, LLC, never dreamed of being an entrepreneur. After serving in the Navy, he relocated from Iowa to St. Joseph, working for Carpenter’s Local #110 for 14 years. A diagnosis of spinal stenosis, plus the physical demands of the job, took its toll on Girard, who underwent [...]

Jun 06, 2019

2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award 

By |2019-08-12T16:53:12-05:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship honored two local entrepreneurs during the capstone luncheon of the fourth annual Entrepreneurship Week. The Emerging Entrepreneur Award is given to an entrepreneur who has been in business for less than five years. The award recognizes their risk taking, economic impact, and community involvement. The 2019 Emerging Entrepreneur Award recipient was [...]

Jun 06, 2019

Entrepreneurship Week was a Success

By |2019-06-24T19:46:30-05:00June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s fourth annual Entrepreneurship Week was a huge success, attracting more than 1,000 participants over five days. This year’s event featured several educational workshops and seminars on a variety of topics, including how-to sessions on creating a business plan, marketing plan, social media tools, Adobe Photoshop and more. “As an accounting faculty [...]