John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of minorities in business, responds to the accusation that minority businesses are only successful because of the priority they have received in lending. He says that if a business uses a loan well, it shows their worth.More …
Drawing on his own experience dynamically evolving his company and business model, Jim Meinsen discusses when and how you might need to draw on new technology. Jim and Debbie Meinsen are co-owners of TCI Graphics in Springfield.
John Oke-Thomas, longtime Springfield architect, discusses his philosophy on architecture. He says that future historians will be focused on the sustainability of our contemporary architecture.
Hollie Elliot, executive director for the Dallas County Economic Development Group, gives reasons why many companies choose to locate in a small town. She says community support can mean a lot to a company's success.
Andrew VanZyll describes how his side-gig, Grimbeard Leather, began several years ago. He says it really started with something that he considered a spare activity and has become his side-hustle.
Oftentimes it takes a while before your sidegig starts rolling. Barak Hill gives his experience slowly seeing his business improve, and how he used his connections and reputation to gain more clients. Barak Hill is a local professional musician.
Wednesday, October 6
Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications at Evangel University, says compassion is an important job skill. Hedlun says it is a component of what makes a leader.
Thursday, September 2
Lori Rook, managing partner and attorney for Ozarks Elder Law, sits down to talk about some of the most important documents that people need to protect themselves. She says many people assume legal systems are in place that simply aren't there.
Tuesday, April 27
Dr. Clifton Petty, dean of the Breech School of Business at Drury University, lists three priorities for an effective MBA program. Petty says an entrepreneurial focus, a cohesive group of fellow students and an emphasis on hands-on experience are things students should look for in an MBA program. This is sponsored content.
Wednesday, April 21
Tara Bielinski, vice president of strategic initiatives and population health at Phoenix Healthcare, while caring for her mom identified a gap in health care that inspired the CareWell program. CareWell brings back the “doc in a bag” to help patients gain comprehensive primary care at home. This is sponsored content.
Thursday, March 25
Choosing to remodel or renovate existing space as opposed to building a new structure is a difficult decision for a business owner when evaluating space needs, functionality and cost concerns. …
Wednesday, March 10
Many professionals find time and money to be a barrier to advancing their career with a graduate degree, and finding the right fit is a challenge as well. With this in mind, Drury University created …
Thursday, December 3, 2020
You’ve started your business, now what? Kyle Short, director of business services at BluCurrent Credit Union walks you through the first six steps to open your business account. Short provides a …
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Security and patrol companies offer varying degrees of services and expertise. Natalie McGuire, Owner of Task9, recommends questions you should ask when vetting security and patrol services. Officer …
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Meleah Spencer, CEO of The Kitchen, Inc., says architect Stephanie Ireland was the ideal person to bring their dream of a new campus to life. Spencer says the design is perfectly suited to handle …
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Croley Insurance has been fielding questions from employers and employees alike wondering what options exist for continued health insurance coverage if the company lays off workers. Trevor Croley, …
Monday, April 13, 2020
Anxiety and fear surrounding COVID-19 can be overwhelming for employers, employees, families and the community as a whole. As we work to flatten the curve for COVID-19, another wave is coming—COVID-19 mental health crisis.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Buddy Webb, principal architect with Buddy Webb & Co., says though maintaining a staff of primarily licensed architects and those seeking licensure is against the current industry trend, they have …
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Sam M. Coryell, President of Coryell Collaborative Group, says in order to grow outside Springfield they needed to reorganize their five businesses under one company. This allows them to control …
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Buying tax credits can help nonprofits. Michael Pruett, partner with Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, says the Neighborhood Assistance Program, or NAP, is a State of Missouri incentive program that …
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Paula Adams, president of Penmac, says they try to help clients find gainful employment regardless of whether they have a permanent address. She says they partner with Council of Churches to try …
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Carrie Tennis, senior director of operations with Family Pharmacy, says focusing on communities, customers and culture is the formula for their success. Practicing kindness is a more than four decade …
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Parks play a large role in our quality of life, from creating memories to generating more than $15 million in annual visitor spending. Diana Tyndall, marketing & sponsorship coordinator with the …
Thursday, January 23, 2020
“Every client should be treated as a client for life,” says Lance Garrett, vice president of the Springfield Division of Crossland Construction. From the design phase through replacing worn …
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Melanie Upshaw with Phoenix Home Care and Hospice, says we plan important events, but neglect to plan for our health care. Families often struggle to make decisions when a loved one isn’t able. …
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Jamie Jacobsen, owner of Fazoli’s, says small businesses are a lot like families. Their employees and customers are part of the community, so it’s important for them to help out local not for …
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Employers add 7,500 jobs in September, according to state data.
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Organizers behind a new program designed to leverage innovation and entrepreneurship in southwest Missouri want more participants to take advantage of free services funded through a $250,000 state grant.
Monday, October 11
SBJ survey data is used to analyze the flow of money.
Monday, October 11
Brokate Janitorial LLC relocated; Show Me Christian County moved; and a real estate agent with a background in food service launched Mug Shots Coffee.
Thursday, October 7
They range in industry from health care to automotive and education to IT.
Thursday, October 7
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is held for the building.
Monday, October 4
Officials expect new $12M facility will train more students for workforce.
Monday, October 4
Most of the other MSAs in Missouri decrease, as well.