Small Business Outreach
The Chamber’s Small Business Committee addresses issues relevant to the professional, technical and small business communities by conducting seminars regarding workforce and training needs on an ongoing basis. In addition, the Chamber continues working to foster a greater entrepreneurial spirit by providing potential business start-ups with educational resources, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Supporting small business and encouraging new startups is vital to our local economy. As in most communities, small businesses are the underpinnings that provides for a stable economy, and Jefferson City is blessed with a plethora of these businesses.
More than 70% of the Chamber's members are small businesses with 15 or fewer employees. We offer many programs, services, and resources to help you grow your small business.
We are proud to:
- Provide business-related training seminars via "Tuesday Topics" throughout the year
- Facilitate Small Business Committee meetings and events
- Facilitate StartUp Jefferson City entrepreneur events
- Coordinate business assistance programs from the University of Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center & SCORE
Starting a new business? Contact Shaun Sappenfield, Existing Business Manager, to learn more about the business resources offered by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Chapter of Jefferson City, and the University of Missouri & Lincoln University Small Business Technology Development Centers.