Economic gardening grows locally owned companies through an innovative entrepreneur-centered strategy designed to create sustainable economic growth for communities, regions and states. What does that mean for you?
If your company is a second stage business—meaning, you have grown beyond the start-up phase, are established and ready for growth into new markets, products, and services—this is a program for you.
Missouri Business Growth Services (BGS) connects entrepreneurs to resources, expertise and information you need to grow your company. The BGS team provides competitive intelligence on markets, customers and competition, but it goes even further to assist companies with social media, search engine optimization (SEO) and website development and geographic information systems (GIS).
The BGS team works with your company from two to four weeks to identify the kind of information you need to meet your company’s growth needs. They provide research specific to your challenges and then helps you interpret the results and identify next steps. A UMKC SBTDC counselor then continues to work with your business in implementing those next steps.
Economic gardening is all about helping locally rooted companies thrive. It is a powerful and proven strategy.
Contact us to find out if economic gardening is the right solution for your business.