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Jun 06, 2021

Entrepreneurship Week 2021

By |2021-06-21T13:54:30-05:00June 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Entrepreneurship Week, a series of workshops and events, will be held July 12 – 16, 2021 at Missouri Western State University. Hosted by the Craig School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and sponsored by Tolly & Associates Insurance Agency; Sumner, Carter, Hardy & Schwichtenberg, PC; and Murphy, Taylor, Siemens & Elliot, PC; the weeklong program [...]

Jun 06, 2021

Entrepreneur Awards Nominations Open

By |2021-06-21T14:20:41-05:00June 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

  Do you  know of an entrepreneur who is making a difference? Help us celebrate their contributions by nominating them for one of our annual entrepreneur awards. The Center for Entrepreneurship is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year and Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year awards. The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year [...]

Apr 04, 2021

Craig School of Business MBA Program

By |2021-04-12T08:23:38-05:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

First MBA graduates in 2018 In just four short years, Missouri Western’s flagship MBA program has expanded to meet the growing needs of students and the business community. The University began offering the MBA program in 2017 with 9 in the original graduating class. Since then, more than 100 Griffons have graduated from [...]

Apr 04, 2021

The Applied Business Ownership Class is in Full Swing

By |2021-04-05T16:28:23-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Students in the University’s Applied Business Ownership class are studying an Auntie Anne’s franchise this semester and preparing their business plans  with hopes of being awarded their own franchise. Throughout the semester, students have learned from various business leaders, including the Craig School of Business benefactor, Steve Craig, and dynamic alumni entrepreneurs like Wayne Chatham, [...]

Apr 04, 2021

Black Student Union Hosts Entrepreneurship Workshop

By |2021-04-05T16:23:43-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Black Student Union at Missouri Western hosted "So You Want To Be Your Own Boss?" on March 9 to encourage student entrepreneurship. The workshop offered a seminar and panel discussion for future entrepreneurs who were curious about starting their businesses. Annette Weeks from the Center for Entrepreneurship was one of the guest speakers, sharing [...]

Apr 04, 2021

Professional Sales Program Launched March 31

By |2021-04-06T16:32:02-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Center for Workforce Development just launched its Professional Sales Certificate program on March 31. This new program was developed in collaboration with local employers to help them meet their professional sales training needs.    The new certificate is designed to help participants learn and maximize effective sales strategies. They will learn the psychology of selling, [...]

Apr 04, 2021

Business Expands Despite Pandemic

By |2021-04-05T16:17:45-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Gary Yates founded Chimney Sweep in 2013 as a small startup while he was working full-time as an insurance agent. As the business grew, he decided to focus on this niche market full time in 2016. Like other entrepreneurs, he encountered many obstacles, faced challenges head on and developed his company into what it is [...]

Apr 04, 2021

Welcoming Miu Edlin

By |2021-04-09T10:36:43-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes Miu Edlin on board full-time. Miu recently graduated from the Craig School of Business with a master’s degree in General Business Administration. She previously was the Center’s graduate assistant for two years, helping small businesses in the community. Before returning to Missouri Western, she also served as the Marketing Director [...]

Apr 04, 2021

Starting A Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

By |2021-04-05T15:40:57-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Unique Unicorn, LLC owner: Wendy Lilly Finding ways to grow (pun intended) during a pandemic is exactly what Unique Unicorn’s owner Wendy Lilly has done. The shop, which specializes in houseplants, potting services, education, green living and more opened in downtown St. Joseph in October 2020.  Planting the Seed. Wendy started selling plants from [...]

Apr 04, 2021

Community To Classroom Resumes For Spring Semester

By |2021-04-05T15:28:02-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

This semester, 84 Missouri Western students worked with area small businesses as part of a community-to-classroom collaboration at the Craig School of Business. This is the seventh year that the Center for Entrepreneurship has helped connect businesses with students who need hands-on experience. Students work in teams to help  businesses develop websites, marketing plans, social [...]

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