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Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …

“I’ve had a lot of employees that have given their two weeks notice and it was over things that I didn’t even know about, ” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s …

Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says whether it’s a child negotiating with their parents for an allowance or partnering with some one to meet a goal, we all make deals. Keck …

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 …

“When I started this, I realized, number one, I have to have grit. I have to be able to know it’s a tough road,” says Julie Higgins, CEO of I Pour Life. Higgins says you shouldn’t focus on …

Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, co-owners of branding agency Longitude LLC, are using an online survey to get insights from customers about Springfield Diner. “Just as far as feedback, one of …

Miles Boyer says he’s able to schedule most of his photography side gigs after business hours so it doesn’t interfere with his job as Office Manager for the Southern Region of the …

When Crista Hogan, Executive Director of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, was asked to give a speech about Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, she saw an opportunity to talk …

When a bank told Abbie Brown, owner of Brown Abbey Gourmet, that she had to be in business for a year to qualify for a business loan, she sought an alternate method of funding. Duration: …

“GenX spent too many years trying to be defined, and really have never been fully defined, and so they’ve just become this middle generation,” says Kay Logsdon, Director of Applications at …

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. …

Michael Doss, creator of Emerson Park, says Selling to multiple retailers in one city is a mistake and leads to market oversaturation. “We condensed down,” Doss says. “We sell to two major …

Scott Opfer, President of Opfer Communications, says they are building a new studio and office facility to become more efficient. “Our intent is to change our model so that we spend the majority of …

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 …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says his son Gabe started working with him in at age fifteen. Bloodworth needed some help in filling a large order and he …

Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, co-owners of branding agency Longitude LLC, say the first steps in the rebranding process for Springfield Diner is to gather information from customers. This will help …

Want your computer, tablet or smartphone to do more work for you? David Brazeal says apps don’t usually work together because Apple considers it a security issue. The Shortcuts app allows you to …

“More people in your community want to give to you than you realize. Sometimes they just don’t know how to give,” says Michael Buttacy, Executive Director of Ozarks Teen Challenge. Buttacy says …

“A lot of the assumptions that we had when we started this business have been proven otherwise, and so we’ve learned a lot about the patterns of the community and the area and what people do,” …

“It’s just taking the time to be a good person and understand people, and if we do that, I think we’ll be very successful there,” says Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield. …

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