Missouri Small Business Development Center at SEMO provides coaching and support to small businesses across the Southeast region.


The SBDC at SEMO has been honored with Most Innovate SBDC Center, top center for business starts and training sessions, in addition to the Center’s own Jakob Pallesen being named Training Champion

Success by the Numbers

  • $29.6M+

    Loans and Investments

    The Missouri SBDC and BDP is a statewide network which helps businesses succeed in every stage from concept to startup, growth to renewal, maturity to succession.

  • 93

    Business Startups

    Supporting entrepreneurs working to start a business that will impact a community and economy is vital work. The Missouri SBDC combines local, state, and federal resources to help businesses succeed.

  • 398

    Jobs Created

    Financial assistance, business counseling, and training are just a few of the ways we support jobs in our communities.

  • 113

    Workshops & Webinars

    Workshop topics include Strategic Growth, Creating Your Brand Experience, Exporting, Starting a Business, and many more.

Business Support

We’re here for each step of your business journey whether you’re starting or growing your business. Our SBDC team provides coaching, guidance, and resources to support your business success.

“The counseling we received was excellent. I highly recommend their services to anyone. We greatly appreciate all of the suggestions and counseling.” 

—Casey Ruggieri 

Our Partners

The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration

612 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701