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Community to Classroom

Twenty two local businesses  are working with undergraduate marketing research, digital media and web designing 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 [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:12:41+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Community to Classroom

Grow with Google Workshops

The Center for Entrepreneurship recently hosted Grow with Google workshop. Entrepreneurs had the chance to learn about digital strategies along with networking 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 [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:11:57+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grow with Google Workshops

New Owner of Planet Sub

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 applied [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:11:07+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Owner of Planet Sub

Small Business Summit

The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit is the 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 Downs Drive. The half-day summit features a Cup of [...]

By |2019-10-16T22:27:32+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Small Business Summit

The Axe Factor St. Joseph

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 [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:08:30+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Axe Factor St. Joseph

Southside Partnership

The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Southside St. Joseph Development 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 included free [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:35:11+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Southside Partnership

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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 [...]

By |2019-10-16T21:06:40+00:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Business Students Travel Abroad

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 [...]

By |2019-06-24T19:54:07+00:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Business Students Travel Abroad

Griffon Outreach Team visits St. Joseph Businesses

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 [...]

By |2019-08-12T17:02:02+00:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Griffon Outreach Team visits St. Joseph Businesses

Business Opportunities: Buy, Sell and Succeed

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 [...]

By |2019-06-24T19:32:21+00:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Business Opportunities: Buy, Sell and Succeed