Where to Start

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The CFE Provides Free and Confidential Services for:

New Entrepreneurs

Igniting the Spark

We strive to impassion talented entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. If you have always wanted to start a new business, but didn’t know where to begin, we can help. Our team of experts can guide you to make your dream a reality.

  • Starting a New Business
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Securing Financial Support
  • Building a Team Approach
  • Filing and Licensing

Existing Entrepreneurs

Growing Your Business

In addition to helping build new businesses, the Center for Entrepreneurship offers services to help existing businesses – large and small – so they can remain competitive and responsive to market shifts. In addition to help with strategic planning, budgeting and projections, and marketing help, CFE staff can work with you to identify challenges and find solutions to overcome obstacles and thrive.

  • Hiring Employees
  • Workforce Development
  • Managing Financing
  • Networking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Integrated Marketing Plan
  • Budgets and Projections
  • Measuring Success

Succession Planning

Business Succession Success

Succession planning is key to protecting your business, your family and your employees. Successful business owners eventually reach the point where they are ready to sell and transfer ownership. Unfortunately most entrepreneurs don’t start planning soon enough. That’s where the Center for Entrepreneurship can help.

Whether you are planning an ownership transfer, outright sale or a gradual sale, planning should begin at least three y ears in advance. We can help you determine the right option for your business and then tailor a plan that meets your needs while connecting you with resources – or even potential buyers.

  • Business Continuation
  • Sale and Ownership Options
  • Establishing a Timeline
  • Business Valuation
  • Connection to Resources – Accountants, Attorneys, Bankers, Investment Professionals

Send us a Message

To learn more or contact us for a confidential, one-on-one consultation, email Annette Weeks at aweeks@missouriwestern.edu.  All services are free and confidential.