Start a Business Here

Starting a business? Justin can help.

Justin Schulz is the Director of the Small Business Development. In partnership with EDC Business and Community Partners, Justin is responsible for guiding small business owners through the numerous challenges they face including strategic planning, marketing, financing, exporting, and regulatory/compliance.

Justin is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in Finance and Banking. He joined the EDC staff in 2007 as credit analyst and transitioned into a loan officer for the SBA Loan 504 Program. He has been a part time SBTDC Small Business Counselor since 2008.

Evaluate your opportunities in the marketplace

Choose a name for your business

Determine your organizational structure

Obtain tax numbers and licenses

Find location and obtain permits

Establish a record keeping system

Open business bank accounts

Apply for funding

Develop promotional and marketing materials

Obtain insurance for the business

Plan a grand opening event

Hire a management team

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.