Fifteen (15) small North St. Louis County restaurants and retail businesses will be selected in a competitive process to participate in the new and innovative North County Small Business Accelerator. Over a six-week period, business owners will receive one-on-one mentorship on establishing strategic direction and essential modern business practices focused on a thriving and sustainable model. This program is being offered through a partnership between UMSL, North County Inc., and The Missouri Small Business Development Centers. There is NO COST for selected businesses to participate (the value of the program is well over $5K). The registration deadline is July 24, 2021. Applications are now being accepted! Click here to apply.