A GUIDE TO STARTING YOUR BUSINESS

GETTING STARTED

KEY TO SUCCESS

We are excited you want to do business in Downtown! We are here to help you navigate the process and to connect you with the right folks along the way.

CONTACT DETAILS

Lori Haun
417-501-9649
lori@downtownjoplin.com
931 E 4th Street
Joplin Missouri 64801

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
417-624-4150 www.joplincc.com

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
417-625-3128 sbtdc@mssu.edu
mssutraining.com

MO Sourcelink
866-870-6500 mosourcelink.com

YOU HAVE AN IDEA!

Evaluate your business idea and develop your strategic plan. Some resources as you work through your business idea:

  • Evaluating your business idea (Small Business and Technology Development Center)
  • Outline for building your business plan https://www.mosourcelink.com/guides/start-abusiness/
    plan-your-business
    https://www.sba.gov/tools/business-plan/1
  • On-Line business plan templates
  • Consider meeting with a business counselor and/or attending a workshop. The Small Business and Technology Development Center provides free counseling to help with marketing, finance, management and technology development. in addition, Downtown Joplin Alliance and the Chamber are both ready to help with your business questions.

GET LEGAL!

What’s your name? Things to consider:

What structure for your business?

  • It is important to consult an expert before making this critical decision but a good place to start your research is here.
  • Form Your Entity. Create an account with the state of Missouri here.
  • Get an employer identification number (EIN). Apply online here.
  • Sales Tax Number and other tax registrations: Contact MO Dept of Revenue.

KEY TO SUCCESS

We are excited you want to do business in Downtown! We are here to help you navigate the process and to connect you with the right folks along the way.

CONTACT DETAILS

Lori Haun
417-501-9649
lori@downtownjoplin.com
931 E 4th Street
Joplin Missouri 64801

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
417-624-4150 www.joplincc.com

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
417-625-3128 sbtdc@mssu.edu
mssutraining.com

MO Sourcelink
866-870-6500 mosourcelink.com

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