Starting and growing a business isn’t easy. But accessing resources and guidance can be. Supercharge Southwest Missouri makes it easy for business owners and innovators to get the assistance they need through no-cost 1:1 business consultations, mentor networks, office hours and on-demand programming. Supercharge Southwest Missouri is funded by the Missouri Technology Corporation and powered by the efactory and Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University. We’ve worked closely with partners in Howell County to put everything you need to know about getting started in one centralized place.
MEET 1:1 WITH A BUSINESS CONSULTANT
Expert business consultants with the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University offer 1:1 business consulting at no cost to business owners. Schedule a quick, 10 minute introductory call to learn how we can help.
GET FEEDBACK FROM BUSINESS MENTORS
Our mentorship program is designed to provide honest and practical feedback based on personal experience, not just business theory. Mentorship meetings are free and open to everyone. All information shared in mentorship meetings is confidential. Mentorship meetings are 30 minutes in duration and are held virtually.
VISIT WITH PROFESSIONALS DURING OFFICE HOURS
We know it can be intimidating to sit down with an attorney or accountant. Supercharge Southwest Missouri gives entrepreneurs access to professionals who want to help you and your business succeed. Office hours make it easy to have initial conversations with professional service providers without worrying what it will cost. Generous efactory partner providers volunteer their time to make these initial conversations free of charge. Office hour meetings are 30 minutes in duration and are hosted virtually.
HOWELL COUNTY BUSINESS RESOURCES
Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI)
The Ozarks Small Business Incubator is a community of support for entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages in their business development. Their team of professionals, mentors, successful entrepreneurs and board members surround your emerging business with skills, experience and networks to help you start and accelerate towards success. OzSBI supports the business community with low-cost professional office space, free business mentoring, professional development workshops, and microloans of up to $50,000 with competitive rates.
Missouri Small Business Development Center - West Plains
The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in West Plains, Missouri is part of a larger state and nationwide network of business resource programs, funded in part through the University of Missouri Office of Extension and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Missouri SBDC offices help businesses at every stage and have locations across the state of Missouri.
Howell County Merchant License
The Howell County Collector administers Merchant Licenses to appropriate businesses or persons in Howell County.
State Sales Tax License
The Missouri Department of Revenue administers sales tax licensing. The state office is located in Jefferson City. Their website has a lot of helpful information and their phone number is (573) 751-2836.
Microlending for Small Businesses
HOWELL COUNTY COMMUNITIES
Supercharge Southwest Missouri is a collaborative, regional initiative that empowers entrepreneurs and business owners. The program leverages a broad network of supporters to provide unmatched resources to innovators and job creators who are starting, scaling, or innovating throughout southwest Missouri.