SBTDC hires new business counselor to help regional businesses

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On May 19, 2016

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), operated by the office of technology transfer and economic development (TTED), recently hired Karen Leatherman as a business counselor to provide assistance to small businesses in the region. She is based in the SBTDC office, which serves nine counties in east-central Missouri.

“Karen brings a wealth of experience in many industries, including manufacturing, retail, technology, health care and government,” says Keith Strassner, director of Missouri S&T’s TTED. “Her extensive communications and marketing background will be beneficial to those she counsels and to our office as well.”

Missouri S&T’s SBTDC provides business counseling and training support to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the areas of finance, marketing, general management and technology development. It is a University of Missouri-Extension partner and part of the Missouri SBTDC statewide network, which is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information about programs offered by Missouri S&T’s SBTDC, visit

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