The State of Missouri wants to help you develop your business in every way possible. Unfortunately, funding for grants and loans are very limited. With a little bit of ingenuity and the resources listed here, you’ll be able to get the help you need to make your business thrive.
Film Production Tax Credit- The Missouri Film Commission offers a Film Production Tax Credit to qualified film production companies.
Small Business Administration- offers numerous loan programs to assist small businesses
Grants.gov- tells you how to find & apply for competitive Federal grant opportunities.
GovLoans.gov- is the gateway to information on loans granted by or guaranteed by the federal government.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance- offers assistance in numerous categories. Not all of this material pertains to businesses.
Importing products can be facilitated by referring to the following resources:
Importing into the United States: A Guide for Commercial Importers- by the U.S. Customs Service.
Import Resources- offers tips on a wide variety of related subjects.
Import Programs- importing programs dedicated specifically to The U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Global Business Assistance- webpage providing assistance opportunities offered by the The Department of Economic Development.
Import Spotlight- provides information and links regarding customs enforcement as it relates to importing.
Import Administration- page of the International Trade Administration offers insight into unfair foreign pricing.
Import page- The U. S. Food and Drug Administration contains information on food and drug imports.
If you’re interested in exporting goods to another country, you’ll want to take advantage of the information available from several of our resources.
These boards, commissions and councils can provide assistance in specific areas:
- Missouri Tourism Commission
- Missouri Housing Development Commission
- Missouri Development Finance Board
- Missouri Women’s Council
- Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board
Since you’re here on this portal, you already know the power of the Internet but, do you know how to harness that power for your business? Our resources can help you do just that.
- The Small Business Development Center offers several resources including a Marketing Library listing and links to other resources such as an E-Commerce Guide.
- The Federal Governmentoffers three resources:
- The site, Business.govoffers information on a wide variety of subjects, including e-commerce.
- The U. S. Department of Commerce has the E-Commerce Toolbox.
- For more technical information, you may want to consult the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Workplace Safety/Health Consultation
On-Site Safety and Health Program- offers employers a no cost, confidential workplace safety and health consultation. The consultation assists employers by locating and removing existing workplace hazards, thereby reducing injuries and illnesses.
jobs.mo.gov- provides services for businesses and job seekers.
The Professional Registration- site can help you keep your professional licensing up to date.
There are a number of tasks associated with hiring employees. View a guide to those hiring tasks.
Everyone is concerned with protecting our environment. In business, you have two concerns; keeping the environment healthy and complying with the various environmental regulations.
In Missouri, the Department of Natural Resources has several useful offerings to help you with environmental concerns;
- Permit Assistantis a tool designed to help users determine what type of environmental permit they need and the forms to apply for these permits
- The Department’s publication pagehelps you decide if you need to apply for a permit and how to do it.
- The Online Services (eServices) pageprovides a list of online services provided to customers of the Department of Natural Resources.
- The Small Business Assistance Programassists small businesses in their effort to comply with air regulations
- The Community Assistance Office helps provide the most effective and efficient resources to the public.
Small Business Gateway
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency provides a Small Business Gateway on their web site providing environmental information and contacts for small businesses.