Growing Your Business

Are you ready to expand your business? Planning and preparing for new challenges is one step in the process. Find out how you can successfully grow your company.

As the social web and power of search engines become increasingly important to the success of brands, customer service is transforming from a management function to an important driver of marketing success and building a community.  Read more.

When addressing management, one is actually addressing a subset of leadership.  If all one focuses on is management, their chances for success in growing a business, or even surviving, are significantly reduced.  Read more.

Doing Business with the Government
Federal, state and local governments spend more than $800 billion annually on various products and services — much of which is with small business.  Read more.

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF)
TAAF’s mission is to boost American manufacturers’ ability to compete in a global market of less expensive foreign competition.  Read more.

Economic Gardening
Driven by the National Center for Economic Gardening (NCEG), Economic Gardening is a “grow from within” strategy targeting existing growth companies and offering them critical strategic information that is customized to their needs.  Read more.

International Marketing
Why Export?  Because the global market is huge! More than 96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S. And two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power resides outside the U.S.  Read more.

Intellectual Property
How does a startup expand to new markets after the well-financed competition sees the proven business model?  Read more.

Technology Transfer
The Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations (OTMIR) works to identify, assess, protect and market commercially viable intellectual property developed at The University of Missouri.  Read more.