After 45 years in business, Northeast Diesel Service is fueling up for big changes in the industry.
Stone County Developmental Disability Board has its first director in place and a big vision for teaching life skills.
Promoveo's expansion into Springfield comes in preparation for client and staff additions.
Fordland Clinic ramps up COVID-19 testing, as it eyes office expansion.
Side Kick Dog Training finds new home in Ozark for $120,000.
Jarvis Family Eye Center hits 10,000 patients in Willard and looks to expand in 2021.
Meridian Title Co. is making acquisitions to build firm to nearly 100 employees in two years.
Corporate sales fuel Bon Bon's Candy House activity beyond holidays.
Husband-and-wife-run food truck evolves into million-dollar business.
Hold Fast Brewing's owners work to overcome COVID-19 sales impact.
The artists of Fresh Gallery get creative to find a new home to display their works.
Birthing clinic brings midwifery care to Amish and Mennonite communities.
After 13 years, Millsap Farms has created a profitable farm operation with multiple revenue streams.
Tuthill Springfield blows into half a century of manufacturing vacuum and pump systems.
Renew Crew of Springfield is on pace to increase revenue 30% this year as customers respond to COVID-19.
COVID-19 challenges The Wheelhouse after record-setting revenue in 2019.
Customer relationships lead Crosstown Barbecue into its 50th year of operation.
Fourth generation of Brooks family continues propane business legacy.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
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Heather Kite, owner of startup business Rooted Deep Farms, talks about tough times during the winter of 2020-2021. She says determination was a necessary component that kept her going.
Jeramey and Julia Henson, co-owners of HM Dentworks Academy, discuss the importance of family in work-life balance. They say you can’t make up for the major life events. HM Dentworks Academy is also co-owned by Chris McWhirter.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistry Pottery, talks about her struggle with PXE, or Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a disease that affects the eyes. She says that despite her struggle, she is ultimately thankful.
Jessica Burkland, a Missouri State University business instructor in the Department of Management, talks about small business start-up trends in a post-pandemic year. Burkland, who owns Activate Consulting & Training and volunteers as a small business mentor for SCORE of Southwest Missouri, says startups that offer new services and products to help people work from home or that enhance mental health could find greater success.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, say the past year has been one of the toughest they have faced. Now in the company's 50th year, the couple says they learned a few things in 2020.
Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.
Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.
Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.
Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, discusses the role relationships have played throughout the 51 years that Crosstown Barbecue has been in business. He says that while he puts effort into providing the best food he can, ultimately “people like to do business with people they like.”
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.