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Feb 02, 2020

CFE helps new owner re-open Lino’s

By |2020-02-19T14:14:29-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Gabe Palmer was working at Journeys in the East Hills Mall when the mall’s marketing manager happened to mention to him that Lino’s Original Pizza was for sale.The restaurant, which had been in the mall since 1994, had closed in July 2018.  “I said to him, ‘why didn’t you tell me? I want to own [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Applied Business Ownership Class

By |2020-02-24T10:34:55-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Applied Business Ownership class is in full swing. The students are studying an Auntie Anne’s franchise and preparing their business plans in anticipation of presenting their plans to a panel of judges and the opportunity to be awarded a franchise. Throughout the semester, students have learned from dynamic alumni entrepreneurs, including Wayne Chatham, Zack [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Entrepreneurship Week Set for March 23-27

By |2020-02-24T13:15:23-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Entrepreneurship Week, a series of workshops and events, will be held March 23-27, 2020 at Missouri Western State University. Sponsored by the Craig School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship, Don Tolly American Family Insurance Agency; Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC; and Montee Law Firm, PC; the weeklong program is targeted toward local business professionals, [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Community to Classroom

By |2019-10-21T16:25:51-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Twenty-two local businesses are working with undergraduate marketing research, digital media and web design students at Missouri Western this fall. Students are gaining real-world experience, and, in return, helping local businesses. Students from Dr. Shiva Nandan’s Advertisement and Promotions and Marketing Management courses are working with local businesses to develop marketing plans and creative assets, [...]

Oct 10, 2019

Grow with Google Workshops

By |2019-10-21T15:14:14-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship recently hosted a Grow with Google workshop. Entrepreneurs learned about digital strategies and networked with other entrepreneurs. Bryan Caplan, a Google representative, led the workshop about the different features business owners can utilize.  The workshop covered best practices for creating a free Google My Business account and improving website visibility in [...]

Oct 10, 2019

New Owner of Planet Sub

By |2019-10-21T15:11:49-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Recent graduate James Knight was inspired to become an entrepreneur during his time in the MBA program within the Craig School of Business. This experience connected him with the Center for Entrepreneurship and sent him on a journey to owning his own business. During his senior year, Knight took an MBA capstone course in [...]

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 [...]

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