Starting a Small Business in Missouri: A Veteran's Event

nov 08

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Nov 08 2018

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

MSU's Robert W Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO
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Missouri Veterans: Have you always wanted to start a business and are curious how to begin? 

This free presentation is geared toward veterans interested in starting a new business in Missouri, but is open to all participants. The program, part of National Veterans Small Business Week 2018 will cover the following topics: 

What do you need to be legal in Missouri?

  • Forms of organization
  • Where to register with the state?
  • Do I need a Tax ID number?
  • Do I need an Employer Identification Number?
Is all of that accounting paperwork really necessary?
  • Why and how do I keep track of sales and expenses?
  • Do I need to become a bookkeeper?
  • Do I really need accounting software?
How does someone get the funding?
  • What questions will the bank ask?
  • What paperwork will the bank need?
  • Is a bank my only option?
Do I really need insurance?
  • Why can't I just use my personal insurance policies?
  • What are the various types of insurance?
  • What should be considered when determining insurance needs?
Insights from veteran, small business owners:
  • What we wish we knew before we started?
  • What are the three things everyone should consider?
  • Would we start it all over again?
How do I bid on government contracts?
  • How do I find those opportunities to bid on?
What SBA start-up resources are available for veterans?