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Pictured from left, Michael Hoff, OzSBI microloan review committee member; Danielle Jones, owner of The Dog Wash; and Ila Sloan, OzSBI financial operations manager.

Danielle Jones, owner of The Dog Wash, a new dog grooming service to open in West Plains, recently received a microloan offered through the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI). The Dog Wash plans to open its location at Suite 4, 1504 Preacher Roe Blvd., later this month.

Microloans of up to $25,000 are available to qualifying businesses located in Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright counties and within the city limits of Mammoth Spring, AR.  The goal of the program is to stimulate the local economy by providing startup and expansion loans to new and existing businesses. Microloans may be used as direct loans, seed capital or “gap” financing combined with other lending.  The application process is similar to a traditional bank loan application, with good credit and a sound financial plan the main qualifiers. 

For more information about OzSBI’s microloan program, please visit, or call 417-256-9724.

Since its opening in 2012, OzSBI has assisted more than 200 businesses. OzSBI’s passion is to help talented local entrepreneurs gain business skills, build relationships, get funded, and grow successful business. Our goal is to improve the economy of the Ozarks by growing businesses that create good jobs, provide new products and services, and pursue innovation. For more information, visit or call 417-256-9724.

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