Business Development

Small Business Resources




St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is home to a St. Louis SBDC (Small Business Development Center) office. The Missouri SBDC provides assistance to the Missouri small business community. As part of America’s SBDC Network we serve existing and aspiring business owners and help them navigate the local, regional and global marketplace.  Our program is dedicated to promoting economic growth in our community.

We provide confidential (no-cost) one-on-one business consulting to assist with business start-ups, growth, loans, marketing, government contracting, technology and more. We have the resources to help you start, grow or manage your business. We also offer no-cost and low-cost training events and workshops to help you strengthen your business knowledge and apply it immediately to your business plans. Whether starting a new business or running an existing business, we can help guide you, in your business, to a more successful future.  Let us help you be great!


Colleen Mulvihill is your SBDC Business Counselor and Small Business Development Manager at the STL Partnership. Colleen’s 25+ years of operations, sales, customer service and start-up management experience lend to assisting STL small business owners and entrepreneurs. Colleen is a St. Louis native and holds a BS in Business from UMSL and an MBA degree from Fontbonne University.  


Register with St. Louis SBDC here: 

Email Colleen at [email protected]