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How Salmon Enterprises, a Local Farm, is Growing their Food Business

How Salmon Enterprises, a Local Farm, is Growing their Food Business

June 17, 2024
They knew selling beef directly to neighbors and other people was possible, but the connections made through New Growth connected them with buyers they might not have thought of on their own.
Fueling Rural Business Growth: Accelerate Past the Death Valley Curve

Fueling Rural Business Growth: Accelerate Past the Death Valley Curve

May 20, 2024
Rural businesses can face extra challenges to get past the "Death Valley Curve," a phase where startups balance growth potential with limited funding. Jessi Runner's Beauty Mark Mobile Salon exemplifies this support, having found the backing to expand with an innovative business model that benefits multiple rural communities.
Tending the Business of Local Food: Connecting Local Farms to Local Plates

Tending the Business of Local Food: Connecting Local Farms to Local Plates

May 17, 2024
New Growth works with entrepreneurs to pursue growing demand for food that does not travel thousands of miles from farm to plate. Though our partnership with the new five-state Heartland Food Business Center, we can provide industry specific support to food and farm entrepreneurs.
Fueling Futures: The Empowerment Mission of New Growth Women's Business Center

Fueling Futures: The Empowerment Mission of New Growth Women's Business Center

May 15, 2024
Empowering business owners of all genders, the WBC supports businesses in all phases of growth: start-up, expanding, or even as an idea yet.
Business Training and Networking Opportunities

Business Training and Networking Opportunities

May 7, 2024
Growing a business in our local rural region can have unique challenges. New Growth wants to bridge the gap by connecting both farm and non-farm business owners of West Central Missouri and Eastern Kansas to resources they may not know about.
Project Brings Rural Business Life to Light

Project Brings Rural Business Life to Light

December 18, 2023
Bringing rural life to light – showing the everyday innovation and enterprise of people in rural Missouri – is the focus of the Rural Business Photo Stories Project at New Growth, a nonprofit community economic development organization based in west-central Missouri.
What is Credit Building? Watch this.

What is Credit Building? Watch this.

November 27, 2023
A credit check is part of almost anything you try to do these days … get a job, get a home, insure your car … . A good credit score will save you money and open doors.
New Growth Expands Lending with SBA Backing

New Growth Expands Lending with SBA Backing

August 1, 2023
Microloans help businesses that are too new, too small or too credit challenged for banks to get going and growing. New Growth Capital will increase microlending in 15 rural Missouri and Kansas counties. Loans are $1,000 to $50,000.
Time to Rewrite Story, Reinvest in Rural Entrepreneurs

Time to Rewrite Story, Reinvest in Rural Entrepreneurs

June 12, 2023
As Missouri gears up to build new businesses for economic innovation, it must increase on-the-ground small business support in rural Missouri. New Growth guest column July 10, 2023–Springfield Business Journal.
Credit Score: From Zero to 700

Credit Score: From Zero to 700

May 10, 2023
St. Clair County, Missouri, resident Matt Anderson moved his credit score from zero to 700 in less than six months with the help of nonprofit New Growth’s free credit building program.
New Growth to Co-lead Five-State Foods Center

New Growth to Co-lead Five-State Foods Center

May 3, 2023
Rural Missouri community development corporation New Growth will co-lead the new Heartland Regional Foods Business Center with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) through a $25 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Women's Business Advocacy Challenge

Women's Business Advocacy Challenge

March 29, 2023
Missouri’s rural Women’s Business Centers invite rural women entrepreneurs to raise their voices and be heard. The 2023 Women’s Business Advocacy Challenge is an easy way to give it a try. Join us!