OzSBI: Not Just for Startups
Since OzSBI is a “small business incubator,” it’s clear that we help new ventures get started. Through the right care and support they can grow strong and stand on their own. But I am frequently asked whether OzSBI also engages with existing businesses. The answer is most definitely “yes.”
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 16:09
OzSBI Offering 2 Professional Development Courses in August
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 11:53
Midwest Counseling and Assessment, owned by Dr. Jenny Long, joined OzSBI as a Tenant Business in June. Midwest Counseling and Assessment provides the region access to Psychological Assessments and Counseling in a discreet and professional atmosphere. Emphasis will be placed on immediate access for psychological clearance of medical procedures for area physicians, in-office or online counseling services that offer clients discretion and privacy, and a wide range of psychological testing.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 15:35
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance…” --Steve Jobs
The founder of Apple may not have been from the Ozarks, but Steve Jobs’s assertion has never been proven truer than it has been here in the last few weeks.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 15:33
During EPIC, OzSBI’s Small Business Week celebration on May 2nd, the Entrepreneur of the Year was recognized. Thirteen businesses were nominated for this prestigious award that recognizes an entrepreneur, who has demonstrated strong business growth, innovative business practices, and community contributions and involvement.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 15:25
Southern Missouri Surveying, owned by Tom Barnard, joined OzSBI as a Tenant Business in June.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 15:23
Show-Me Innovation and OzSBI
By Heather W. Fisher
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 13:48
Ellen Rohr is Back at EPIC 17! She will be discussing "Where Did the MOney GO?"
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:20
This years main event is sponsored by Community First Banking Company, Restoring Hope, KY3, AirMedCare, Donahue Roofing, Fidelity Communication, Adams Construction, Arvest Bank, Grisham Properties, Kemmons Insurance – John Coleman, Shelter Insurance – David Thomas, Executive Outsourcing Services and Landmark Bank.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:44
Celebrate Small Business Week at EPIC
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:31
Community First Banking Company donated $3,500 for the glass banister on the newly remodeled second floor of the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI). The second floor of OzSBI will have 5 large offices ranging in size from 800 sf to 1800sf, a board room, coworking space and a coffee bar.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:27
Cahill Construction is the latest business to join OzSBI as a Champion. “Cahill Construction has been the general contractor on OzSBI’s second floor remodel. They have finished the project ahead of schedule and done an excellent job. Located in Salem MO, we are pleased to partner with businesses throughout our 7 county service area and proud to recognize them with a banner in our lobby,” said Heather W. Fisher, OzSBI’s Executive Director.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:25
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:19
The Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) recently held the kickoff session of LaunchU, a microenterprise development program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business ideas and develop a plan to launch new ventures. Fifteen entrepreneurs spent the day at OzSBI meeting other like-minded entrepreneurs, defining their business concept, and learning resources available to test their idea. The 9 week LaunchU series is being sponsored by West Plains Bank & Trust, FundRaiser Software, and Chrys Fisher, Attorney at Law.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:16
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 16:37
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:40
The Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) has been awarded $50,000 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 2016 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.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:30
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:28
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 18:10
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OzSBI by the Numbers
New jobs we've helped create since 2012
Businesses that have gotten their start in the OzSBI facility
Businesses located in the community who received our services
Hours we've spent mentoring clients
Have attended workshops and seminars at OzSBI since 2012