Patrick Cobb, AnyTime IT Tech Solutions, is New OzSBI Tenant

[WEST PLAINS, MO] – Patrick Cobb, owner of AnyTime IT Tech Solutions, has made the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) home for his business. 
Cobb is a student at the Missouri University of Science & Technology. During initial disruptions caused by COVID-19, Patrick decided to start his own tech solution company. Patrick offers tech advice, repair, training, and more for individuals and small businesses in and around the West Plains area.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:05

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Colin Young, Attorney at Law, is New OzSBI Tenant

[WEST PLAINS, MO] – Colin Young, Attorney at Law, has made the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) home for his practice. 
Young is a native of Salem, Arkansas, and attended undergraduate school at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, and law school at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi.  Young’s areas of focus include criminal defense, family law, probate law, property law, and estate planning.

Young is located at OzSBI in Office 109. For inquiries, please call 417-204-0244. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:11

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Missouri SBDC at MSU partners with OzSBI to expand services to small businesses

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (MO SBDC) at Missouri State University (MSU) in response to business disruption from the COVID-19 virus in southwest Missouri has reached a formal partnership agreement with the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI).  The goal of this new partnership is to expand outreach to entrepreneurs in Southwest Missouri to help maintain the vitality of small businesses that support our local economies, and to specifically offset the impact of the COVID-19 business disruptions.

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:04

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Simplified Business Plan Software Now Available to Entrepreneurs and Business Owners through OzSBI

As many businesses are adjusting their operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) is incorporating new services to help meet the needs of business owners and entrepreneurs. Along with an online hub of COVID-19 business resources and video conferencing tools used by staff to converse with businesses who have questions regarding the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Programs, OzSBI is now offering access to LivePlan, an online business planning tool to entrepreneurs and business owners.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:14

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Missouri Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

[SACRAMENTO, Calif.] – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Missouri small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Michael L. Parson on March 17, 2020.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:16

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OzSBI Continues to Serve as Resource Center for Small Businesses during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) will continue providing business counseling and resources during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 16:16

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ServiceMaster of West Plains is New OzSBI Champion Member

ServiceMaster of West Plains is the latest business to join the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) as a Business Champion Member. OzSBI Champions are businesses dedicated to seeing the region’s business community flourish.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:53

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ABC Carpet One is New OzSBI Champion Member

ABC Carpet One is the latest business to join the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) as a Business Champion Member. OzSBI Champions are businesses dedicated to seeing the region’s business community flourish.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:49

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MMAD Spirits Distillery Receives Microloan from OzSBI

Michael and Amanda Osborn are the new owners of MMAD Spirits Distillery, soon to open in West Plains. The Osborns recently received a microloan offered through the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) to establish their business. MMAD Spirits Distillery will offer a variety of brews, including specialized whiskey and rum. MMAD Spirits Distillery is located at 1524 Porter Wagoner Boulevard in West Plains. An opening date in spring of 2020 is anticipated. Watch the MMAD Spirits Distillery Facebook page for more details. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:16

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Steam Pro Receives Microloan from OzSBI

Monica Hoover is the new owner of Steam Pro, a carpet cleaner service in West Plains.  She recently received a microloan offered through the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) to purchase the business. Steam Pro specializes in cleaning carpet, tile and grout. Steam Pro can be reached at 417-256-2701.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 15:20

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DED Awards $500,000 to Assist Missouri Small Business Incubators, including OzSBI

[FROM THE MISSOURI DEPT. OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT] – The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) approved seven Missouri small business incubators for a total of $500,000 in tax credits under the Small Business Incubator program.
Each year, the program helps generate private funds to establish a protective facility-based or virtual environment (incubator) and provide small businesses with support and resources to operate. This type of working environment fosters growth and development during a business’s early stages.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:08

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Jackie Sisco and Kerri Jones, Thrive Home Agency, are New OzSBI Tenants

Jackie Sisco and Kerri Jones, owners of Thrive Home Agency, have made the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) home for their new business. 

Thrive Home Agency provides a supportive network to developmentally disabled individuals, helping them live abundantly in their homes and communities. Services include individualized supported living (ISL), in-home respite care (short-term) and assistance for individuals and families with developmentally disabled members wanting to move toward independence. Thrive is located at OzSBI in Suite 132. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:24

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Leonardo DRS, Inc., is New OzSBI Champion Member

Leonardo DRS, Inc., is the latest business to join the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) as a Business Champion Member. Champion Members receive exclusive benefits including free use of meeting rooms, discounts on OzSBI workshops and a banner placed in OzSBI’s lobby.  Businesses interested in participating in OzSBI’s membership program may call 417-256-9724, or visit here

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 11:35

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Southern Bank is New OzSBI Champion Member

Southern Bank is the latest business to join the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) as a Business Champion Member. Champion Members receive exclusive benefits including free use of meeting rooms, discounts on OzSBI workshops and a banner placed in OzSBI’s lobby.  Businesses interested in participating in OzSBI’s membership program may call 417-256-9724, or visit here

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 09:58

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OzSBI Hosts Fifth Annual Small Business Week Celebration, EPIC 19

(OzSBI) hosted its fifth annual National Small Business Week celebration on May 9 with over 60 attendees. Aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and business owners gathered to hear journeys of successful entrepreneurs and network with other business owners during EPIC (Entrepreneur Potential and Innovation Collaboration) 19 at OzSBI. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 09:53

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State Line Barber Receives Microloan

Dylan Smith with State Line Barber in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, recently received a microloan offered through the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) and the Thayer Development Improvement Organization (TDIO). State Line Barber offers traditional haircuts, buzz cuts and hot towel shaves. State Line Barber recently opened its new location on the corner of South 4 th Street and Main Street in Mammoth Spring, AR.

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 20:27

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The Dog Wash Receives Microloan from OzSBI

Danielle Jones, owner of The Dog Wash, a new dog grooming service to open in West Plains, recently received a microloan offered through the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI). The Dog Wash plans to open its location at Suite 4, 1504 Preacher Roe Blvd., later this month. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 13:13

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Arvest Bank Partners with OzSBI

Arvest Bank recently donated $6,000 to the Ozarks Small Business Incubator. For its support, Arvest Bank has a sign with its name installed in OzSBI’s large conference room and partners with OzSBI on providing educational workshops.  Representatives from Arvest Bank recently presented a check to OzSBI Staff. 

“We are very appreciative of Arvest’s contribution and look forward to working with their staff to create unique learning opportunities for small businesses in the area,” said OzSBI Executive Director, Heather Fisher. 

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:03

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OzSBI Receives $99,852 in Missouri Tax Credits

OzSBI has been awarded $99,852 in 50% tax credits by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Any individual or business with a Missouri tax liability is eligible to receive the 2018 tax credits by making a donation to OzSBI. Tax credits directly reduce the donor's state taxes by 50% of the donated amount, which is in addition to the standard state and federal charitable tax deductions.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 14:07

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OzSBI Announces Business Highlights from 2018

OzSBI was an exciting place to be in 2018! Sixteen businesses resided within the incubator this year. Five new businesses moved into OzSBI while four businesses graduated out.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 14:09

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