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 …
Kelli Stephens is the new owner of Edgewood Creamery, and she has big goals for the family farm.
Vital Farms Inc. began with a simple mission: produce food humanely and let birds be birds.
The Bass Pro founder climbs 138 spots in annual report.
Pure & Clean LLC uses a natural compound to tackle infections and diseases.
As officials with the United States and China officials meet this month to try and resolve a long-running trade war, the impact of tariffs between the two countries is minimal in the local …
German company’s president of nutrition begins preparation for the closing of the $900 million sale.
School board also awards architecture contract for advanced manufacturing center.
It’s never been easier or cheaper to learn about one’s genetic makeup.
Green for Greene trains individuals in 13 certification areas.
The organization’s newest offering can be completed in just two days.
While Scott Fitzpatrick is busy in the role of Missouri treasurer, MariCorp President Kyle Wilkerson is managing daily operations.
The Bass Pro founder accepts the Audubon Medal in New York City.
“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,’ …
Official cites high prices that would have adversely affected utility customers.
Germany-based Symrise acquires American Dehydrated Foods and International Dehydrated Foods.
The announcement follows a record attendance year for the Ozark park.
Local developer plans renovations after investing $5 million in foreclosed property acquisitions.
As employees are more mobile and have a desire to work from home, Haden Long owner of Ellecor, explains office spaces are trending towards a more home-like feel. Things like shared work spaces, office pets, and cozy furnishings allow employees to be selective about where they work and become more effective as a result.
Every industry has to navigate trend shifts, but Scott Shotts of Missouri Spirits describes the changes in beverage industry as anarchy. Tried-and-true spirits rules are being ignored. Learn how the local distillery balances following the trends for product development with taking risks.
Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI, started his first business at the age of 19, ran the business for 16 years before selling it. He recognizes the benefits of starting a business so young when he had relatively little to lose. "The stress and the uncertainty of this would be crippling," he says for somebody accustomed to a regular paycheck.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
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.