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Increasing Awareness of Entrepreneurial Support

Entrepreneurs of northwest Missouri are fortunate to have several organizations that offer free business assistance.  The challenge is creating awareness for community members to know of these organizations.  The Center for Entrepreneurship staff recently hosted leaders of Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation and North Central Missouri Business Facilitation groups to brainstorm on ways to further promote [...]

By |2018-10-02T14:51:29+00:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Increasing Awareness of Entrepreneurial Support

Women in Science and Entrepreneurship breakfast

In September, the Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) hosted a networking breakfast which drew more than 60 entrepreneurs and scientists from the region.  It provided a unique opportunity for women in the scientific and entrepreneurial community to learn, share and network. The event was hosted by BioKansas, Missouri Cures and Missouri Biotechnology Association. Moderated [...]

By |2018-10-02T14:48:42+00:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Women in Science and Entrepreneurship breakfast

Upcoming Small Business Summit

The annual Small Business Summit features recognized speakers focused on the growth and success of small businesses. The event is hosted by the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and Craig School of Business, Missouri Western State University. This year’s Small Business Summit will be Wednesday November 28, 2018 from 8am-1pm at the Fulkerson Center. Entry [...]

By |2018-10-02T14:46:41+00:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upcoming Small Business Summit

Helping a Business to Expand

Gina Nielson, owner of Cardinal Country Bakery and a client of the CFE, is preparing to take a big step. Cardinal Country is opening a second donut shop on the square in Savannah, Missouri.  Nielson purchased the Cardinal Country store in the south end of Saint Joseph in 2017. Thanks to the shop’s long legacy [...]

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Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem is a topic that resonates with communities throughout the state.  Annette Weeks, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, has recently visited several communities speaking about efforts to cultivate and strengthen startup businesses. Weeks said, “There are many things communities can do to support and grow their main street businesses, as well [...]

By |2018-10-02T14:44:27+00:00October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A Final Message from this Dean

A Final Message from this Dean This will be my last message as dean of the Craig School of Business since I retire at the end of the month! As we approach the four-year anniversary of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Missouri Western and the end of my five years as dean of the Craig [...]

By |2018-06-06T03:26:50+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Final Message from this Dean

Craig School of Business Franchise Program Winner Announced

The Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University announced that Nathan Nold, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree last month, has won a business opportunity through the school’s franchise program. Nold, of Savannah, Missouri, was one of the finalists from a senior-level applied entrepreneurship class this spring who [...]

By |2018-06-06T03:27:52+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Craig School of Business Franchise Program Winner Announced

On the Job Training Program Assists Small Businesses

Employers can gain a financial benefit through the Missouri On the Job Training program, which gives a business a cash reimbursement of 50 percent of training wages to help offset the costs associated with training a new, permanent employee. The program targets new and open positions that have the potential after training of earning a sustainable [...]

By |2018-06-07T00:30:28+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on On the Job Training Program Assists Small Businesses

2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Named

The Center for Entrepreneurship honored two local businessmen during  the third annual Entrepreneurship Week.  Scott Gann was named Entrepreneur of the Year .  Gann opened Scott Gann Construction in 1986 and later bought his parents’ business, Gann Backhoe Service. He went on to found SDG Developments with his wife, Debby. Gann also manages his parents’ [...]

By |2018-06-06T02:09:53+00:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Named

2018 Entrepreneurship Week was a Success

Missouri Western's third annual Entrepreneurship Week was a huge success attracting more than 800 participants over five days. This year’s event featured several networking events and seminars on a variety of topics including how-to sessions on Quickbooks, Excel, social media marketing and more. Entrepreneurs of all ages attended and learned from the week-long events.  High [...]

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