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."
Columnist Steve Albrecht says company owners should create clear policies that govern how workers make money outside of business hours.
Editor Eric Olson says it's time to reintroduce the preindustrial family.
Columnist Jeff Collins says "we will never be able to strive as a community or nation until we start respecting one another."
Missouri Farm Bureau’s Eric Bohl urges state residents to vote against Medicaid expansion at the polls.
Publisher Jennifer Jackson celebrates Springfield Business Journal's 40th anniversary.
Columnist Mark Holmes: "Agreement takes place when people work together on harmonizing goals."
Web Editor Geoff Pickle recalls noteworthy stories in 10 years at SBJ.
Columnist Ellen Rohr: "Videoconferencing is changing the way we go (or don’t go) to work."
SBJ Features Editor Christine Temple joins health experts in calling for City Council to pass a face mask mandate.
Lindenwood University professor Rik Hafer says the data is trending toward a temporary bounce amid the pandemic.
SBJ Editor Eric Olson highlights the virtual event.
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.
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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.