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“We talk about ‘running on a shoestring,’ or ‘wearing all of these different hats’ – all of these things nonprofits are known for. It doesn’t make a lot of sense. Give them the resources they need to make a difference.”
—Allison Gregory of FosterAdopt Connect, on nonprofit leadership workload

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From the Print Edition

SBJ Economic Growth Survey: Business Confidence

The first of six special issues unpack economic survey results.

Battling Blight: Crane receives state grant to demolish 14 structures

The small town of Crane is the recipient of some big money from the state that will lead to demolition of over a dozen blighted structures.

Open for Business: Chameleon Cuisine

Food truck Chameleon Cuisine expanded with a brick-and-mortar restaurant; Rolla-based Investment Realty Inc. put down roots in the local market; and husband-and-wife owners Tom and Heather Sattazahn launched Seven Arrows Taproom

CEO Roundtable: Planning & Development

SBJ Editorial Vice President Eric Olson talks planning and development with local city leaders

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Keeping Out of Debt

Jim and Debbie Meinsen own TCI Graphics, and are now celebrating 50 years of business. Jim Meinsen takes some time to explain his philosophy on debt, and how to stay out of it.

Ambition in the Early Game

Caleb Scott, owner and coach of Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football, says the early grind was hard, but it was worth it. The team is in their second season carrying a national ranking of number 2 in the NFA IDFL.

How I Started Streaming

Barak Hill, local musician and entrepreneur, tells about his switch to livestreaming in 2020. He says it was a necessary move, but also not an easy one.

What is SCORE?

Jessica Burkland, a SCORE mentor and an instructor at the MSU Department of Management, gives us a rundown of the non-profit organization SCORE. SCORE stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives and offers free consultation and advice to business owners.

Crucial Partnerships

Hollie Elliott, the executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, discusses some of the ways helping small town businesses is different than in larger cities. The Dallas County Economic Development Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aimed at helping local existing and new businesses in the county.