The Missouri Small Business Development Center at Southeast successfully supports businesses and employees.


In 2019, the program was honored with the Center Most Innovative Award from the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BDP). In 2020, the Center was named in the BDP’s top centers for business starts, counseling hours, and training sessions in addition to the Center’s own Jakob Pallesen being named Training Champion.

Success by the Numbers

  • $10M+

    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.

  • 31

    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.

  • 1,742

    Jobs Supported

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

  • 32

    Workshops & Webinars

    Training may have changed in 2020, but the need for training did not. LaunchU continued coaching aspiring entrepreneurs through the business planning process.

Business Support

We’re here for each step of your business journey with resources for what you need. Our SBDC experts are located here to help you with critical business development issues and provide guidance.

Agriculture Technology

We’re working to create an agriculture technology ecosystem in the Missouri Bootheel which includes providing services and collaborating with a variety of institutions and organizations.

“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

Coronavirus Guidance & Loan Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business

Southeast is doing its part to help companies stay afloat and keep paychecks flowing to Missouri workers and families. Gain access to guidance and loan resources that can help small businesses navigate the challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.


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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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