Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.
Thursday, May 16
Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …
Tuesday, May 7
Justin Branham, President of Branco Enterprises, says the moment you decide to build a building, you need to have a preconstruction meeting with your contractor, designer and other stakeholders. …
Thursday, May 2
Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, says your business is like a baseball team — every team needs a coach and the best teams have specialized coaches to …
Wednesday, April 24
Young professionals who aren’t interested in owning a home yet, still can expect to live in luxury. Sam M. Coryell, Derek McCrea, and Jessi Beauchamp of Coryell Collaborative Group provide five …
Tuesday, April 9
Alisa Lawler, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development with Multipli Credit Union, says many employees ask their human resources director about borrowing money from their 401(k) plan. …
Wednesday, March 27
Tim Guillot and Thom Lundberg, partners with Esterly Schneider & Associates say architecture is more than designing a space to fit physical needs. It should also improve emotional well-being. …
Thursday, March 14
Are you looking for reasons why you aren’t achieving your business goals? Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, says to make sure you’re addressing …
Wednesday, February 6
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “Well, a simple idea is for a company to do something like ‘blue jeans day,’ …
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The first thing I think a company needs to do is assess the individual interest of their employees …
Thursday, December 13, 2018
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “One way employees can get involved is to volunteer as a lunch buddy. That’s where you would spend …
3 days ago
At least $60 million in investments are bringing rides and amusement parks as new offerings.
4 days ago
The first of SBJ's forums detailing Economic Growth Survey results is held.
Monday, June 10
Residents are asked to weigh in on economic development and other topics.
Friday, June 7
The national jobless rate remains at 3.6% for the month of May.
Thursday, June 6
Mayor Ken McClure discusses economic vitality, future projects and workforce issues.
Tuesday, June 4
Phase I is underway for Anthony Park just south of Springfield.
Monday, June 3
Legislators also approve MSU, OTC funding requests.
Friday, May 31
Sixty-eight business and community leaders are chosen.