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Pitch It & Win It is Coming in October
Published: Monday, September 30, 2019

This October, Startup Jefferson City will host the eighth annual Pitch It & Win It event in conjunction with the Chamber’s Business and Lifestyles Expo which will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. For the


Leadership Is Essential to Small Business Success
Published: Monday, June 3, 2019

Search the internet for “leadership” and you’ll find no shortage of articles, books, and quotes about what it takes to be a successful leader. That’s because no two leaders, or leadership situations,


Lincoln University Continues to Focus on Entrepreneurship
Published: Monday, May 13, 2019

In recent years, Lincoln University’s School of Business has partnered with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce – StartUp JC and the University of Missouri – Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


Three Basic Financial Documents Your Business Can't Ignore
Published: Monday, March 18, 2019

In many ways, money is the language of business—but often it takes some time before entrepreneurs feel comfortable speaking that language. If you don’t develop some basic financial knowledge and understanding,


The E-Commerce Impact
Published: Monday, March 11, 2019

It’s not a new phenomenon, but one that is separating the winners and losers within the retail sector. Is the internet to blame for this phenomenon or a consumer’s increased need for convenience? Most people


Entrepreneurs Make Their Pitch
Published: Monday, December 10, 2018

For the seventh consecutive year, StartUp Jefferson City offered five entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance at winning a $5,000 cash prize to support future growth plans. At the


CPod is the Workforce of the Future
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

CPoD (Computer Professionals on Demand) has given students throughout the state of Missouri an opportunity to explore career options within the field of information technology since 1998. In June, sixteen high school


New Partnerships Expand Entrepreneurship Services
Published: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Two small business and entrepreneurship programs are partnering together to ramp up their services in Jefferson City in cooperation with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. The Lincoln University Small Business and


Chamber Continues its Focus on Business Outreach and Development
Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Chamber continues its work to foster a greater entrepreneurial spirit by providing potential business start-ups with educational resources, mentoring and networking opportunities. The Chamber’s Small Business


Entrepreneurs Make Their Pitch
Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, StartUp JC offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance at winning cash awards to help support future growth plans. In October, entrepreneurs took to the


Pitch It and Win It Competition is Just Around the Corner
Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017

In April, StartUp Jefferson City hosted the fourth annual Encouraging Entrepreneurship event at the Capital Event Center to offer budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to receive free business counseling. The event was well


One for All Day Program, LLC - a "start-up" success story
Published: Monday, July 3, 2017

Diane Loepke and Ali Abbott both had a similar vision, a vision of providing day care services for intellectually disabled adults in an enhanced environment. In January of 2015, Diane and Ali opened One For All Day Program,


Working Toward the Perfect Pitch
Published: Monday, June 12, 2017

In April, StartUp Jefferson City (JC) hosted the fourth annual Encouraging Entrepreneurship event at the Capital Event Center to offer free business counseling to local entrepreneurs. The event offered entrepreneurs an


Encouraging Entrepreneurship
Published: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Who is an entrepreneur? According to Merriam-Webster’s definition, entrepreneurs are “individuals who organize, manage and assume the risks of a business or enterprise.” The most common attribute


Business Expansion Continues in 2016
Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Expansion activity continues to deliver investment and new jobs to our community in 2016, as a result of continued growth from a handful of long-standing employers within our community. The Chamber’s existing business


Chamber continues to focus on business outreach
Published: Monday, February 13, 2017

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee addresses issues relevant to the business community by conducting training under the umbrella of the Tuesday Topic seminar series. In addition, the Chamber continues its work to


Entrepreneurs Compete in Fifth Annual Pitch Contest
Published: Thursday, November 17, 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, StartUp Jefferson City offered entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance at winning cash awards to help support future growth plans. On October 15, entrepreneurs


"Pitch It & Win It" is coming back this fall
Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Shaun Sappenfield In April, StartUp Jefferson City hosted the third annual Encouraging Entrepreneurship event at the Capital Event Center to offer free business counseling to local entrepreneurs. The event was well attended


Business assistance resources for our community
Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Chamber’s Small Business Committee is eager to initiate the new-year with a continued focus on educational opportunities and support for business startups within the community. Program offerings such as Business


Small Business Saturday set for November 28
Published: Thursday, October 29, 2015

SMALL BUSINESSES UNITE! You have an opportunity to join forces and boost your holiday sales! "Small Business Saturday" is a partnership between Downtown Jefferson City, the Westside, Eastside & Southside Business


StartUp Jefferson City offers support to local entrepreneurs
Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What is an entrepreneur? Merriam-Webster defines an entrepreneur as “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money.” This explanation seems simple enough, but outside of


Tuesday Topic
Published: Monday, January 19, 2015

Tuesday Topic Success in hiring a highly profitable & advantageous process to help prevent ever having a bad hire again Date Tuesday, February 17 Time 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided Location


Entrepreneurs take home cash prizes for winning business ideas
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

For the third consecutive year, StartUp Jefferson City has offered entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a chance at winning cash awards to help support future growth plans. In total, eleven


Pitch It & Win It is just around the corner
Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

StartUp Jefferson City recently hosted a Practice Pitch session at the Chamber to assist local entrepreneurs as they consider moving their business idea to reality. The session allowed participants the opportunity to pitch


Small Business outreach in 2013
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Chamber’s BEST (Business Entrepreneur Support Team) Committee addresses issues relevant to the professional, technical and small business communities by conducting seminars regarding workforce and training needs on


Attention entrepreneurs - don't miss this event!
Published: Sunday, April 6, 2014

Members of StartUp Jefferson City are working hard to get the word out about the upcoming Encouraging Entrepreneurship Event scheduled for April 26th at the Capital Event Center. The event will offer entrepreneurs an


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