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Apr 04, 2020

Update from Senator Roy Blunt

By |2020-04-18T15:42:02-05:00April 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

“I appreciated the opportunity to hear directly from local St. Joe-area business owners during a virtual Cup of Joe earlier this month. In our state, more than 99% of all businesses are small businesses. There is no doubt that our ability to bounce back from this economic crisis will depend on the ability of small [...]

Apr 04, 2020

Western Missouri Entrepreneurship Facebook Group 

By |2020-04-16T13:50:00-05:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Entrepreneurs of Western Missouri Facebook group connect entrepreneurs and business owners located or connected to Western Missouri who want to help each other prosper and share their successes to lift each other up as business owners. According to Business News Daily, “Facebook Groups allow people to come together around a common cause, issue or activity [...]

Apr 04, 2020

Surviving a Small Business in Hard Times Webinars – On Demand

By |2020-05-11T10:07:11-05:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Center for Entrepreneurship, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Co-host Webinars for Small Businesses are now on demand.  Tips for helping small businesses survive hard times is the focus of a series of free webinars co-hosted by The Center for Entrepreneurship at Missouri Western State University and the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce.  “Being an entrepreneur [...]

Apr 04, 2020

Missouri Western Update from the President

By |2020-04-18T12:34:04-05:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

As an open access institution with a statewide applied learning mission, Missouri Western serves as an invaluable resource for students, families and local communities. We are critical to attracting and retaining talent in our area, and we are vital to the success of local industry and our society. So it is important that we not [...]

Apr 04, 2020

Cup of Joe Facebook LIVE

By |2020-04-17T15:46:40-05:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The weekly Cup of Joe gatherings are now available to watch live via Facebook, allowing entrepreneurs across the region to participate and connect with other business owners. Each week, different entrepreneurs present about their business and how they are adapting to this pandemic.  Cup of Joe was started as a way to support the local [...]

Apr 04, 2020

Business Fits Owner’s Busy Schedule

By |2020-04-16T13:22:23-05:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Miu Sutton ’17 said she had always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and working as a graduate assistant in the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) in the Craig School of Business inspired her to take the plunge.  Miu now owns and operates Card My Yard St. Joseph, a  24-hour yard greeting business. She earned a marketing [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Community to Classroom

By |2020-02-24T10:28:56-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship invited Mr. Todd Joe, Chairman of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce’s Diplomats Club to be a “Professor for a Day” in Dr. Nitin Singh’s Entrepreneurship class at Missouri Western. Joe discussed the entrepreneurial ecosystem in St. Joseph, and the role the Chamber of Commerce serves in supporting local entrepreneurs.  As [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Grapes, Chemistry & Entrepreneurship

By |2020-02-24T10:32:37-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Everyone knows how important it is for students to get out in the field and get some experience outside the classroom, but chemistry students this year are getting out in, well, the vineyard. It all began about nine years ago, when Kevin Carver, who lives near Faucett, Missouri, planted 140 Chambourcin vines one year and [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Girl Scouts Earning Entrepreneurship Badge

By |2020-02-24T10:33:40-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Annette Weeks, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship; Miu Sutton, graduate assistant; and Pam Klaus, director of the Center for Franchise Development; assisted 30 girls in the local Girl Scout troop with earning their Entrepreneurship Badge last month. The girls formed small groups and toured Nesting Goods, Cafe Pony Espresso, Lura Landis Photography and Smart [...]

Feb 02, 2020

Entrepreneurship of the Year Nomination

By |2020-02-24T10:27:18-06:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Do you know of an amazing business owner who is doing great things? These entrepreneurs are the backbone of our regional economy. They are the job creators, as well as drivers of innovation. We want to recognize these outstanding achievers. Do you have a favorite business you patronize, a client or a friend that you [...]

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