Business Outreach Office
"As a small business owner myself, I know what it is like to sort through a lot of bureaucracy and paperwork to get things done with state government. In the Secretary of State's office, my staff and I are committed to streamlining processes, reducing red tape and offering commonsense solutions to help small businesses grow and create more jobs for Missourians." - Secretary of State Jason Kander
Secretary of State Jason Kander would like to welcome you to the Business Outreach Office. This online center is managed by the Business Services Division of the Secretary of State's office. It provides convenient and useful information to our customers by helping prospective business owners more easily navigate the process of forming a new business. Additionally, the Business Outreach Office seeks to help current business owners streamline their ongoing communication and reporting requirements with state government. We hope you find this center useful, and our staff is always ready to answer your questions or connect you with the appropriate local or state resource.
The United States Small Business Administration estimates that there are over 500,000 active small businesses in Missouri.
There are an estimated 133,000 woman-owned businesses and 44,000 minority-owned businesses.
Most small businesses are sole-proprietorships, with annual income from these totaling $19.8 billion in 2013.