Small Business & Technology Development Center
The Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) assists small businesses, normally defined as 500 employees or less, in all stages from start-up to existing businesses that are in need of specialized assistance. The SBTDC links University, federal, state, and private resources to counsel and train owners and managers, and assist new and existing small business firms to become more productive and profitable.
A specific focus for this center is in the areas of high-growth companies and SBIR/STTR technology related clients.
The SBTDC offers a wide variety of training in both technical and business topics. This training is offered to existing businesses and start-up businesses and also to Economic Developers, Chamber Executives and students.
The SBTDC functions cooperatively in a partnership with the State of Missouri, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the network of Missouri SBDC’s. Together, the organizations provide statewide assistance to small businesses and manufacturers, helping them become more efficient, productive and profitable, and thereby stimulating Missouri’s economy. Strong small businesses are vital to our national and regional economy.