Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation

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We are a grassroots volunteer rural business development and entrepreneur support group that is "focused on the future of rural communities."

“NWMEF has proven to be a vital source of information and connectivity for aspiring entrepreneurs in Northwest Missouri. The networking opportunities within this group are far-reaching and beyond compare. As a result, many lives have been touched by successful business launches that have led to steady economic growth in our region.” - Allen Andrews, 1st District MO State Representative

Who is Served

NWMEF is a nonprofit organization that offers free and confidential professional business consulting to help any person who aspires to create or expand a business or nonprofit in the following Missouri counties:

  • Andrew
  • Atchison
  • Gentry
  • Holt
  • Nodaway
  • Worth

What We Do and Who is Involved

We are a group of over seventy volunteers who care passionately about the success and sustainability of our rural northwest Missouri region. We formed the organization in 2006 in order to assist our rural entrepreneurs in creating and maintaining their ventures by offering a unique model for economic growth in unison with traditional economic development. The Sirolli Enterprise Facilitation® model has a proven worldwide track record that is grassroots and volunteer-based.

Our NWMEF board provides an Enterprise Facilitator who gives intensive, one-on-one assistance to entrepreneurs, introducing him or her in the "Trinity of Management." The concept teaches each entrepreneur how to put a successful entity and team into place by balancing marketing, finance, and products/services. The Facilitator tests the personal motivation and skill of the client and develops the client's capacity to assess his or her own management strengths and weaknesses. Besides using the intelligence and resources of the community-wide board, the facilitator also links clients to programs and resources offered by economic development organizations and professionals. The service is free and confidential to any local individual with an idea for starting or expanding a business here.

Our broad Board of Directors is a multi-sector group of community, government, and private business leaders through the six-county area meet on a monthly basis to brainstorm ideas, address questions, and make connections for business owners and nonprofit directors Our Enterprise Facilitator also provides intensive one-on-one assistance to entrepreneurs on the principles behind balancing marketing, finance, and product development and positioning.

In addition to workshops and ribbon cuttings throughout the year, we also host the annual Northwest Winefest as our major fundraiser. it is typically held in the Fall in Mound City, MO, and overflows with vendors wine enthusiasts, and regional community members who are interested in supporting local producers and artisans of many types.

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Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new to grow, we can help!

All services are free and confidential.

Visit our website to learn more about NWMEF and how we can help you with your business. Find out about upcoming events and follow the conversation on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWMEF/.

You can also contact our Enterprise Facilitator Keli Morris at 816-262-9400 or facilitator@nwmef.org.

We are a grassroots volunteer rural business development and entrepreneur support group that is "focused on the future of rural communities."

“NWMEF has proven to be a vital source of information and connectivity for aspiring entrepreneurs in Northwest Missouri. The networking opportunities within this group are far-reaching and beyond compare. As a result, many lives have been touched by successful business launches that have led to steady economic growth in our region.” - Allen Andrews, 1st District MO State Representative

Who is Served

NWMEF is a nonprofit organization that offers free and confidential professional business consulting to help any person who aspires to create or expand a business or nonprofit in the following Missouri counties:

  • Andrew
  • Atchison
  • Gentry
  • Holt
  • Nodaway
  • Worth

What We Do and Who is Involved

We are a group of over seventy volunteers who care passionately about the success and sustainability of our rural northwest Missouri region. We formed the organization in 2006 in order to assist our rural entrepreneurs in creating and maintaining their ventures by offering a unique model for economic growth in unison with traditional economic development. The Sirolli Enterprise Facilitation® model has a proven worldwide track record that is grassroots and volunteer-based.

Our NWMEF board provides an Enterprise Facilitator who gives intensive, one-on-one assistance to entrepreneurs, introducing him or her in the "Trinity of Management." The concept teaches each entrepreneur how to put a successful entity and team into place by balancing marketing, finance, and products/services. The Facilitator tests the personal motivation and skill of the client and develops the client's capacity to assess his or her own management strengths and weaknesses. Besides using the intelligence and resources of the community-wide board, the facilitator also links clients to programs and resources offered by economic development organizations and professionals. The service is free and confidential to any local individual with an idea for starting or expanding a business here.

Our broad Board of Directors is a multi-sector group of community, government, and private business leaders through the six-county area meet on a monthly basis to brainstorm ideas, address questions, and make connections for business owners and nonprofit directors Our Enterprise Facilitator also provides intensive one-on-one assistance to entrepreneurs on the principles behind balancing marketing, finance, and product development and positioning.

In addition to workshops and ribbon cuttings throughout the year, we also host the annual Northwest Winefest as our major fundraiser. it is typically held in the Fall in Mound City, MO, and overflows with vendors wine enthusiasts, and regional community members who are interested in supporting local producers and artisans of many types.

__________________________________________________

Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new to grow, we can help!

All services are free and confidential.

Visit our website to learn more about NWMEF and how we can help you with your business. Find out about upcoming events and follow the conversation on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWMEF/.

You can also contact our Enterprise Facilitator Keli Morris at 816-262-9400 or facilitator@nwmef.org.