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Business Beat
6:01 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

For small business owners, election highlights key issues

Daniel Finke moved his company Finspeed into this 12,000 square foot building in Moberly thanks to a tax abatement from the city.
Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

By most accounts, Missouri is a pink state.

Not red. Not blue. Pink.

But, when thousands of small business owners in Missouri were asked which candidate was more supportive of small business, 35 percent chose President Barack Obama, 24 percent picked Gov. Mitt Romney, and 41 percent said they were unsure. (That’s from a recent George Washington University and Thumbtack poll.)

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Business Beat
5:37 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Campaigns focus on small business but not farm bill

Small business owner Daniel Finke of Moberly says fair trade is the most important issue to him this election when it comes to his company.
Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Countdown to Election Day is upon us.

And while business development continues to surge as a hot topic this campaign season, the expired farm bill seems to have disappeared off candidates' radars completely. Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer has this report on just how much candidates are talking farm policy...in farm country.

By most accounts, Missouri is a pink state.

Not red. Not blue. Pink.

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Business
12:41 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Micro-businesses showcased at Columbia fair

"A Tastefully Simple representative stands in front of a booth at the Micro-business Fair and Reception on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012."
Ryan Shiner KBIA

Small businesses don’t always get to showcase their work, but in Columbia, they had the ability to network with other businesses at the Microbusiness Fair and Reception Tuesday.

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce put on the fair at the Stoney Creek Inn. Chamber President Don Laird said this gives businesses an opportunity to network. 

“The main thing that we had hoped was for those who were participating, to gain access to some new knowledge, some new products," Laird said. "Anything someone else is doing to give them a chance to be able to see what else is out there.”

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Business
8:54 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Mo. small businesses eligible for federal aid

sba.gov

Missouri businesses directly harmed by the summer heat and drought can get low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Small nonfarm businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofit organizations are eligible for up to $2 million for expenses caused by the drought. The deadline for loans is March and applications can be submitted online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

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