store owner at computer with customer

Justin Myers, owner of Heartland Paint, helps a customer. Myers bought the paint store in 2015 with support from the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Jul 13, 2019

Connecting budding entrepreneurs and the resources to own a business has been the mission of Missouri Western State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship for the last five years.

The center, housed in the Craig School of Business, was founded by Annette Weeks and offers consultations for current business owners, people wanting to start a business and those looking to buy an existing business.

“Over 580 entrepreneurs have come through the center here in those five years,” Weeks said. “We have over 58 businesses that we’ve helped start. It’s just a joy to drive around town or walk around town and see the different ones that’s been started through the Center for Entrepreneurship.”

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