Financial planner Paula Dougherty says positive budgeting can lead to greater financial control.
Web Editor Geoff Pickle outlines Springfield Business Journal's top online articles of 2020.
Editor Eric Olson looks into a six-figure donation of fine art.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein recommends prosecco over champagne for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's.
Columnist Mark Holmes: "When employees meet change with resistance, the cost can be high. It can create productivity decline, employee turnover, customer dissatisfaction and even reductions in sales revenue."
Columnist Steve Albrecht says attitudes among staff members can impact retention.
Features Editor Christine Temple says don't cancel your organization's Christmas spirit this year, just the in-person parties.
Higher education professors unpack the Economic Freedom of North America report.
Guest columnist David King: "Technology tools are available to make this holiday season easier for local businesses – while maximizing safety and retail sales during this challenging time."
Web Editor Geoff Pickle commends efforts to provide better internet service locally.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein has tips for what to serve at the Thanksgiving table.
Columnist Donnie Brawner: "Taking care of the client is paramount in almost any business regardless of industry."
UMB Bank's KC Mathews has predictions for the 2020-21 U.S. economy.
Columnist Steve Albrecht says medical marijuana in Missouri puts drug testing burdens on employers.
Columnist Paula Dougherty says all is not loss from a financial setback.
Columnist Mark Holmes: "If a company wants to win customers’ hearts and minds, they need to deliver excellent customer service."
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein gives some wine history for the Italian island.
Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks indicates how state residents have influenced the nation.
Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks worries society may not escape “ideological simplicities and near-mindless ‘feel-good' TV advertisements.”
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.