State chamber leader Dan Mehan discusses the State of the State.
Features Editor Christine Temple offers advice to employers now that that vaccine dilemma is front and center.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt criticizes early executive orders from the newly inaugurated president.
A reader responds to another letter to the editor brought on by a staff opinion piece.
Columnist Mark Holmes: "Even seasoned leaders struggle to apply the right techniques to influence employees to achieve the company’s goals."
Executive business coach Bill Perkin discusses lessons learned from the 2014 accident.
Editor Eric Olson pens a follow-up column with advice from readers.
Bluebird Network CEO Michael Morey discusses ways companies in the industry are addressing the issue.
Columnist Donnie Brawner says the new year is the right time to move from defense to offense in your business.
A reader responds to the Jan. 6 events at the Capitol.
A reader responds to an opinion article by SBJ Web Editor Geoff Pickle.
Features Editor Christine Temple says a corporation's political statement should tie into its strategic vision.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein reviews four beverages from Europe.
Lindenwood University professor Rik Hafer says the free-market capitalist system functions on trust.
Columnist Mark Holmes says "changing your culture often encompasses crafting new values and removing previous values and work behaviors."
Web Editor Geoff Pickle responds to the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Editor Eric Olson reflects on lessons learned during the year.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein has five suggestions for the holiday.
Columnist Steve Albrecht says a hybrid model is likely to emerge.
Editor Eric Olson: "Three studies caught my attention: state unemployment rates that are bouncing back, the top-selling vehicles in Springfield and the best states to live off the grid."
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.
This poll is not a scientific sampling. It offers a snapshot of what readers are thinking.
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.