SCORE provides resources and expertise to maximize the success of existing and emerging small businesses. SCORE counselors are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their time, experience and knowledge to help existing and potential small business owners achieve success.
The Small Business and Technology Development Center provides training, products and solutions to help small businesses and entrepreneurs become successful. Their services are focused on helping businesses that will have a positive impact on the local economy.
The eFactory is a technology-focused entrepreneurship center and business incubator designed to assist start-up and growth in new small businesses and continuing education and training in mature organizations. The eFactory houses the eFactory Business Incubator, the Small Business and Technology Development Center, the Management Development Institute, Springfield Angel Network, Springfield Innovation, Inc., the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Missouri Enterprise and SCORE.
Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Drury University provides entrepreneurs with support to help them create new businesses. For employees of existing businesses, they provide tools to refresh and reinvent their organizations.
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization made up of business and professional people dedicated to improving the local economy. They serve as an advocate for business in Springfield, and provide support and assistance for local companies. They have an extensive list of Small Business Resources on their website, including a Starting a Business in Springfield, MO guide [pdf].
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