New 'bank-ready' resource at OzSBI

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[WEST PLAINS, MO] In 2023 the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) will house a new resource for getting rural individuals and entrepreneurs ready for the bank, and ready to grow their household and business success. The Give Yourself Credit program will increase the financial capacity of rural south central Missouri residents and businesses. It is operated by nonprofit New Growth Capital and made possible through support from the U.S. Small Business Administration. OzSBI has formed a partnership with New Growth Capital to build the financial and business capacity of south-central Missouri entrepreneurs with limited resources and credit challenges. This new collaboration will help more entrepreneurs overcome credit challenges and start new businesses. New Growth Capital will employ a full-time Credit Building Coordinator for the West Central Missouri Community Action Agency program. The Credit Building Coordinator will have an office at the Ozarks Small Business Incubator in West Plains and serve Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright counties.

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