Small Business & Technology Development Center

Transforming Missouri Businesses

The Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains is a technical assistance providers that works with business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. We offer business management training and confidential one-on-one consulting services to individuals who want to start a business or expand their existing business. Download SBTDC Brochure. pdf

  • No-Cost Business Consulting

    No membership fees required! The SBTDC provides private business consulting and will never charge for coaching or mentoring.

  • Located at the West Plains Civic Center

    The SBTDC is located inside the West Plains Civic Center (west entrance) on the mezzanine level.

Consulting services are provided at no cost as we are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBTDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention.

Mission Statement

The Business Development Program's mission is to improve people's lives and the competitiveness of Missouri businesses through research-based education and technical assistance to enhance Missouri's economy.

Client Registration

You can become a client now by taking the Client Online Assessment and completing the SBTDC Client In-take Form (SBA Form 641). As a satellite office of the MSU-Springfield SBTDC, please note we are listed under Springfield’s office in the client registration. Once you are accepted as an SBTDC client, you qualify for no-cost, confidential, one-on-one business counseling sessions. Business counseling sessions can be conducted in person, on the phone or via email. During these times together, we focus on what your business needs to survive and thrive. 

Client Protocol

The SBTDC is supported by federal and state programs to provide confidential one-on-one business consulting. Please note that while our professional business consulting services are available at no cost to eligible small businesses, appointments are required in advance. Additionally, the business assessment and client in-take form (SBA Form 6441) are required to satisfy public funding mandates. Clients remain active for three years since their last appointment and agree to provide statistical updates as their business grows during this time. The SBTDC is obliged to account for the clients we serve, the services we provide and the client outcomes resulting from our assistance. The continuation of our grant funding is dependent upon the economic impact of our clients. Accordingly, while we are happy to respond to questions at events, we respectfully require all clients seeking one-on-one appointments to comply with our office protocol. We are responsible and accountable for our time spent.

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Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
110 Saint Louis Street
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone (417) 255-7966
Fax (417) 255-7963

The SBTDC hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains is located in the West Plains Civic Center on the mezzanine level (West entrance). The SBTDC is part of University/Community Programs. Please come visit us!

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