Starting a new venture, expanding an existing business or developing innovative technologies is tough. It requires flexibility and the ability to meet every challenge with a solution that moves a vision forward. To help, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers comprehensive services at little to no cost. It's our goal to make sure that you have the resources you need to succeed.


Our SBDC office is open Monday - Friday from 8AM - 5 PM and is located at 920 Broadway in Cape Girardeau inside of the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Office hours are available at several other locations on a rotating basis. Our Business Development Associates work individually with businesses to meet a wide variety of needs, including but not limited to:

+ Business Conception

  • Feasibility Study
  • Preparing a Business Plan
  • Business Planning Software
  • Legal Structure

+ Business Development

  • Marketing & Merchandising
  • Evaluating Financing Options
  • Advertising & Promotions
  • Accounting Procedures
  • Manufacturing & Operations
  • Website & Social Media

+ Business Analytics

  • Inventory Control
  • Financial Management
  • Labor Market Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Business Metrics

+ Technical Assistance

  • Reviewing Loan Proposals
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Exporting/International Trade
  • New Product Development
  • Intellectual Property

To schedule a consultation, click the button above or call 573-651-5156.