WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, will celebrate National Small Business Week by sponsoring a training session on workplace safety and worker’s compensation insurance at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St.
The training session, which will focus safety basics, understanding worker’s compensation and how to control premium costs, will be provided by officials with Missouri Employers Mutual (MEM), Missouri’s #1 provider of workers compensation insurance, according to the company’s website. Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., MEM has been committed to saving lives and money for policyholders through safe workplaces since opening its doors in 1995. Free resources will be made available for representatives of small businesses who attend, SBTDC officials said.
Those interested in the training can register at no cost at http://sbtdc.eventbrite.com.
National Small Business Week, an initiative of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is celebrated the first week of May. The SBTDC is the official resource partner of the SBA.
The SBTDC provides assistance to individuals who want to start or run their own small businesses. SBTDC staff work with Missouri entrepreneurs and small businesses that are for-profit (not a non-profit charitable or educational organization). Whether you are currently in business or thinking about starting a business, the SBTDC can assist you in your venture.
The West Plains SBTDC serves entrepreneurs in seven counties across the region: Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright. Since they are funded in part through the Small Business Administration, virtually all of their services are free.
For more information, call the SBTDC office at 417-255-7966.