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While he feels that college is a great fit for many people, Aaron York explains that he doesn't think it means everything in a person's career. York relates his experience in his own field and discusses what he sees as underappreciated careers.

Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, says there continues to be many resources and support in Springfield for entrepreneurs and small business owners, including those launching tech-based enterprises. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.

Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, discusses the process of opening her first food truck. Oliva has upward of 15 years of experience in hospitality management.

Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, says living near her work has afforded some advantages. She says it was an important part of selecting a place to set up Artistree Pottery.

Local professional musician Barak Hill talks about what he did to develop his sense of independence as a musician. He says it has something to do with finding the kind of music that you like.

Aaron York talks time management and the importance of scheduling his time on the job. Rachel York is a co-owner of Donco3 Construction.

As a coach, Caleb Scott talks about the need for a shared sense of comradery between teammates. Scott owns, coaches, and plays for the Queen City Insane Asylum, a semi-professional football team.

Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares current trends she sees among new technological businesses and startups. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.

Jim and Debbie Meinsen share one piece of advice they believe has contributed to the longevity of their business: listen to your customers. The Meinsens are co-owners of TCI Graphics, and have been in business for over 50 years.

Jan Hyde, owner of the Hyde Gallery on Glenstone, talks about her motivation for opening the Hyde Gallery. She says galleries are important to help a people connect to their local artists.

John Oke-Thomas, architect and owner of Oke-Thomas and Associates, says he recommends "Dreams From My Father" by Barak Obama. He says he is particularly struck by the former president's dedication to make something better of himself.

Barak Hill discusses what he sees as the future necessity of livestreaming events as a performer. He says that even without COVID, it was the future we are moving toward.

Steve Williams, longtime owner of Crosstown Barbeque, recounts how his dad taught him to cook his barbeque. Williams says the drive to learn is the most important thing.

Look for someone who is your advocate. A seller’s agent should provide you the tools to highlight your home’s benefits, market to those most likely to buy your home and ...

The Builders’ and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) have worked closely with local and federal elected leaders and industry experts since the ...

The short answer to this is “no”. None of us is ready and none of us wants to unexpectedly have to work full-time from home again but now we know it’s possible and we need to be prepared. Last year millions...

Employers have until August 23, 2021, to submit equal employment opportunity (EE0-1) workforce data from 2019 and 2020 to the EEOC. Generally, employers with...

With COVID cases rising, the practice of disinfecting workspaces has also risen. It’s important for employers to train on the hazards of each product ...

As battery technology improves, using batteries or going off grid may be a viable option in the near future. Currently, the vast majority of all solar systems needs to stay..,

Hollie Elliott, the executive director of Dallas County Economic Group, says she recommends the book “The Art of Quiet Influence” by Jocelyn Davis. Elliott says the books slows down and talks about the fundamentals of leadership, in contrast to the chaotic “engine” of contemporary social interaction.

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