Features Editor Christine Temple says businesses should implement a policy to support domestic violence survivors.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein reviews four selections from the European country.
Editor Eric Olson finds sabbaticals have a place in the corporate world.
Springfield City Council member Andrew Lear says the proposal goes against the will of voters.
Columnist Mark Holmes has "10 ways to conduct uncomfortable performance discussions with your employee."
Lindenwood University professor Rik Hafer breaks down the Congressional Budget Office’s long-term budget outlook.
Web Editor Geoff Pickle says, "What better time than now to use the digital tools at your disposal for self-improvement?"
Guest columnist Donnie Brawner says "keeping a business alive during economic upheaval is not for the faint of heart."
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."
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.