Darrell Hampsten, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – West Plains, MO, will be available for pop-up business consulting sessions at OzSBI on January 22, 2020. This is the perfect time to ask any questions relating to setting up a business license and registration, recognizing legal structures and loan packaging. Pop-up sessions will last approximately 20-30 minutes. Call OzSBI at 417-256-9724 to reserve your time slot.
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Please call 417-256-9724 to reserve your appointment. Appointments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Consultant: Darrell Hampsten, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – West Plains, MO
Darrell has spent his professional career assisting small business owners. Darrell brings a decade of experience with the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and another decade of accounting experience. In the 1990s, he worked in the tax accounting field as an IRS Enrolled Agent, able to represent clients on tax audits and appeals, and earned an associate's degree in Accounting in 1998. In 2000, he completed his bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship before starting several businesses of his own. In 2011, he "retired" from business ownership and became coordinator of the SBTDC in West Plains. He has worked as SBTDC Director in Missouri, Illinois and Florida in addition to working as Director of Economic Development for a small Midwestern city. He has earned certifications as a business coach, instructor in multiple entrepreneurship curricula, and is certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) by the National Development Council. He returned to West Plains in May 2018 and is completing his Master's degree in Business Administration.