Secretary of State Jason Kander kicked off the 1 Million Cups Columbia event on Wednesday morning.
The program helps future business owners plan and start new companies.
Kander told the group that Missourians are our Stateâ??s greatest asset.
On his first day in office as Secretary of State, Kander established the Business Outreach Office to help new business owners.
Kander said, â??Itâ??s a thrill to be at 1 Million Cups and talk about what our office is doing to help with entrepreneurship and with out Business Outreach Office that we created to make sure that more entrepreneurs who file businesses with our office have access to resources in their communities that can help them be successful.â??
Wednesdayâ??s trip to Columbia was part of Kanderâ??s Innovation Tour of Missouri.