Business Resources & Information for COVID-19

The St. Louis SBDC is committed to providing support and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we monitor the ongoing national response to the spread of COVID-19 and keep public health top of mind, we have decided to transition to remote/online service delivery. For more information about Missouri SBDC services during this time, click here:

The St. Louis Small Business Development Center encourages our clients who are in business that have been impacted by the crisis to learn more about SBA financial programs including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Payroll Protection Program (PPP). More information can be found here:

One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or videoconferencing. To request services, please contact the Missouri SBDC nearest you using this location finder:

SBA Loans:
If you have an existing SBA loan, reach out to your lender and ask for their deferment process. If you are interested in getting more information and/or applying for an economic injury disaster loan visit

Coronavirus tips for small businesses:
-Encourage sick employees to stay home
-Instruct employees to wash their hands often with soap and water.
-Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
-More guidance and resources for small businesses:


Partners For Success



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face training has been canceled until further notice. Updates on virtual training offerings will be sent via email.


We help you to prepare your documentation to pursue capital by connecting owners with SBA-backed lending options


Virtually meet with an experienced consultant to discuss your business’s needs at no cost


Participate in impactful programming that provides relevant tools and resources 


Business Owner and HR Manager: The basics of HR Management (part 1 of 2)

Date: 4/7/2021

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Webinar

Fee: Free

Registration Link

Fundamentals of Employment Law for Small Business (part 1 of 2)

Date: 5/6/2021

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Webinar

Fee: Free

Registration Link

Create Your Brand Experience

Date: 6/9/2021

Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Webinar

Fee: Free

Registration Link

Intro to SBIR

Date: 8/18/2021

Time: 10am-11:30

Location: Webinar

Fee: Free

Registration Link

Let Us Help You Innovate

Schedule a complimentary appointment with an expert to discuss your business and its needs

My experience with the SBDC was excellent.  The SBDC is knowledgeable of the current business climate in Missouri and helped me navigate the primary stages of building my business. I was given tools to organize my records and break down my financials to see what the best course of action would be for myself and my business. I couldn’t be happier.

Jonaye Hemphill

Affluence Collective, LLC

I’ve enjoyed the class and feel an incredible amount of energy to make things happen and change during this experience.  I enjoyed the facilitation style and appreciate your can-do approach.  I’ve learned much at the seminar and enjoyed the personal stories.  The SBDC does a good job of supporting and motivating entrepreneurs to take action.

Ann Marie Mayuga

AMM Communications, LLC

Our Team

Lynette Watson

Regional Director
Strategic/Business Planning
Financial Projections
Second Stage Small Businesses

Kevin Wilson

Business Development Consultant
Economic Development Finance
Strategic Planning
Executive Coaching

Amina Abdul-Malik

Business Development Consultant
Start-Up Assistance
Marketing Strategies
Financial Analysis

Colleen Mulvihill, MBA

Business Develpment Consultant
Business Model Canvas Generation
Business Plan Assistance
Marketing and Social Media Assistance

Justin Schulz

Business Development Consultant
Debt Financing
Business Plan Development
Financial Modeling

Ed Lahue

Innovation & Technology Counselor
Innovation/Technology Commercialization
Business Modeling For New Ventures
Strategic Marketing/Branding
Market Research/Analysis

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    The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small
    Business Administration.