With his music collaboration app, Seth Kitchen is participating in the Efactory’s accelerator program.
The Moving Co. has "a few key pillars that support our ability to provide unique, tailored moving and relocation solutions."
"The purpose of creating GrassRoots Love is to employ the homeless and give them gainful employment," says Larry Flenoid.
Beckie Collins wanted to "create a cleaner, more ecofriendly, beautiful scented candle that was safe for anyone with sensitive sinus issues to enjoy."
Seth England says his field note journals, wallets and mason mugs are "something that nearly every person can relate to and see themselves using."
She teaches "aspiring virtual assistants how to launch their business from scratch using my signature online virtual assistant training program."
The speaker and coach helps "people reach new levels of success through practical personal development."
The organization works to help single moms with resources and immediate needs.
The website "offers information, inspiration and community for women who own or aspire to own their own businesses."
Jill Phillips says she started her "business coaching company to implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System."
The company provides production services for podcasting.
Ashley Tate has a goal of bringing "customers the nostalgia of great old-fashioned tastes with family and friends but with modern convenience and flair."
The company offers "a six-step hiring formula that helps business leaders understand what the hiring process entails."
The company's brand is designed "for those who primarily recreate or have goal-driven outdoor adventures on the weekends."
The nonprofit provides new shoes to local schoolchildren.
Collins leads a "full-service guiding company that has many trip options around the Ozarks."
The VR company provides training where "employees can safely learn on-the-job skills in a simulated environment."
The startup's "website provides community resource information at the click of a button."
The first of SBJ's forums detailing Economic Growth Survey results is held.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, took his experience as an expedition manager for National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in Ecuador to start his Ozarks based outdoor activity company. Since launching the company, he has relied on post-trip evaluations and prospective customer input to guide the course.
Jennifer Rothschild, author and speaker, says, "With the blessing of the success that we've experienced came something I did not expect, which was the need to lead. And, I am a reluctant leader." She realized that her ministry was managed very well, but the ministry's most valuable asset, the people, were not being led well. She gives you three choices she had to make as a reluctant leader. Jennifer Rothschild was one of nine leaders who presented at the 2018 Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes.
Miles Boyer, Office Manager for the Southern Region of the Builders’ Association, recognizes they are competing for their members' time. That means doing new and different thing are of value to guarantee that their members will participate in classes and events.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, learns the results of a customer survey conducted by Longitude LLC. Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency, inform Ömer that his customers are looking for a shift in his menu offerings. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant. See ongoing coverage at: sbj.net/madetoorder