Business Outreach Office



This online resource 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 these resources useful.

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.