SbjLive CEO Mar'Ellen Felin says grace is the antidote for the unrelenting challenges of 2020.
Missouri Farm Bureau’s Eric Bohl encourages a vote on the issue he says will fix redistricting changes from 2018.
Ellen Rohr pens her final column for Springfield Business Journal.
Publisher Jennifer Jackson says it's time for businesses to take action against domestic violence.
The leaders of MSU, Drury, Evangel and OTC issue a letter to Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield City Council.
Attorney Stephen Aton says "titling business and personal financial accounts properly is very helpful to those who will someday handle your affairs."
SBJ Features Editor Christine Temple calls on social media users to use critical thinking to spot false news.
Columnist Steve Albrecht recommends better customer service to keep clients happy.
Columnist Mark Holmes: "A frequent complaint about creating strategic planning is that it’s a long, painful process – and too often, that is the case. But it doesn’t have to be."
Wine columnist Bennet Bodenstein tries beverages from Bordeaux, France.
Columnist Ellen Rohr: "I am not suggesting that you do anything that makes you queasy. On the contrary, there are ways to leverage this formula to ethically promote you and your honorable company."
Editor Eric Olson shines light on two scams, one with Social Security numbers and the other by text phishing.
Columnist Paula Dougherty has considerations for investors amid economic uncertainty.
Jeff Collins says "having integrity is a positive character trait where you are regarded as being honest and truthful in your actions."
Associate Publisher Marty Goodnight says "there’s never been a more transformative moment in such a short period of time in the sales industry."
Guest columnist Phil Mason says the effects of COVID-19 will change the process and outcomes.
Web Editor Geoff Pickle discusses executive orders issued by President Donald Trump.
Mark Holmes advises business owners to “step out from your viewpoint and look, listen, feel or click your way through the typical ways people experience your company."
Missouri Farm Bureau officials outline the policies backed by those in the presidential election.
Columnist Ellen Rohr: "Bottom line, our customers are counting on us to help them make a good deal. And it just doesn’t have to be all about price."
Cuban cuisine arrived on C-Street with the opening of La Habana Vieja; independent brokerage Gateway Real Estate opened its first office; and a veteran of the restaurant industry invested in her first food truck.
Barak Hill gives advice based on what he learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected his business. He says we should all have a backup plan ready to use.
Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, recommends the book "The E-Myth Mastery" by Michael E Gerber. She says it changed the course of how she runs her business.
Aaron York describes the work culture he tries to foster at Donco3 and why he attributes to it a part of Donco3's success. Rachel York is a co-owner of Donco3 and Aaron is the General Superintendent.
Hollie Elliott, executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, explains how local schools factor into business decisions and affect a local community.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, says an important lesson she learned was not to over-expand and to do her research before hand. She gives examples from her experience as a startup business owner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.