November Business Brief

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

OzSBI Offering 2 Professional Development Courses in August


Friday, August 11, 2017 - 11:53


Second New Tenant in June

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


June Business Brief


“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


2017 Entrepreneur of the Year

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


New Tenant at OzSBI

Southern Missouri Surveying, owned by Tom Barnard, joined OzSBI as a Tenant Business in June.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 15:23


April's Business Brief

Show-Me Innovation and OzSBI

By Heather W. Fisher

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 13:48


Ellen is Back for EPIC 17

Ellen Rohr is Back at EPIC 17! She will be discussing "Where Did the MOney GO?"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:20


Thank you EPIC 17 Sponsors

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


EPIC 17 on May 2, 2017

Celebrate Small Business Week at EPIC

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:31


OzSBI Second Floor Donation

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 becomes an OzSBI Champion

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


Professional Business Workshops at OzSBI

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:19


Local Businesses Sponsor Entrepreneurial Training

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


March 2017 Workshop Lineup

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 16:37


Jackson Equipment Rental and Supply becomes an OzSBI Champion

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:40


Leave a Lasting Legacy

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


Armstrong Flooring donates to OzSBI

Renovation of the second floor of the Ozarks Small Business Incubator is well underway. The projected completion date is spring 2017.  Once completed the newly renovated space will house 5 large offices suites ranging in size from 850 sf to 1800 sf, a large conference room, lobby, coworking space and coffee bar.  An elevator also will be installed to make the space accessible to individuals.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:28


Filming at Midwest Mobile Imaging

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 18:10


Under Construction!

The renovation of the second floor is underway! Keep track of the progress by visiting the photo album on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:03