Craig School of Business

Center for Entrepreneurship

Expanding Opportunities

The Center for Entrepreneurship trains, mentors and supports business owners and entrepreneurs in the St. Joseph area and beyond. Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new, we can help. We provide one-on-one business coaching as well as connect clients to helpful programs and resources. Click here to learn more or contact us.

Igniting the Spark

We strive to impassion talented entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. If you have always wanted to start a new business, but didn’t know where to begin, we can help. Our team of experts can guide you to make your dream a reality.

In addition to helping build new businesses, the Center for Entrepreneurship offers services to help existing businesses – large and small – and these services are absolutely free!

Innovation – Starting a New Business

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Securing Financial Support
  • Building a Team Approach

Resources – Operating a Business

  • Filing and Licensing
  • Hiring Employees
  • Workforce Development
  • Managing Financing
  • Networking of Resources

Results – Growing a Business

  • Strategic Planning
  • Integrated Marketing Plan
  • Budgets and Projections
  • Succession Planning

Our services are strictly confidential and free of charge.

To get started, contact Annette Weeks at or call 816-271-4283.

The Center for EntrepreneurshipAnnette White 1
Popplewell Hall 203
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO


Annette Weeks
Center for Entrepreneurship

Annette is responsive to the hopes, dreams, doubts and challenges of her clients. She brings a depth of knowledge in business, education and community engagement to the table. Let Annette help your business exceed expectations and soar.