News conference to announce the opening of Business Service Centers at Southeast Missouri State University’s regional campuses at Sikeston, Malden and Kennett, Mo.
The Business Service Centers will serve aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Bootheel. Staff at each of the centers will provide one-on-one counseling and technical assistance for current small business owners, including those impacted by recent flooding. Small business owners interested in sustaining or growing their businesses will have access to a host of services, including financial analysis and access to capital. The Business Service Centers will also provide opportunities for clients to meet with loan officers as part of ACCION Delta, a new partnership with Southeast’s Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) to provide microlending services in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta Regional Authority that encompasses eight states.