Success Story: Missouri
- Missouri State University (MSU) – West Plains SBTDC
- SBDC Counselors: Bronwen Madden and Darrell Hampsten
- Client: Restoring Hope, LLC – SBTDC client since 2012
The SBTDC’s assistance “was vitally important to our success… I felt like Darrell was always 100 percent on our side, always excited about what we were doing.” – Charles (“Chuck”) Swift, co-owner and founder of Restoring Hope, LLC.
Impact of working with the SBTDC: Restoring Hope, LLC, a business that places people with developmental disabilities in caring homes, has grown to about 70 well-paid employees in one of the country’s very poorest Congressional districts. Revenues have also grown steadily, from $70,000 in 2008 to more than $1.5 million in 2012, and nearly $3 million today.