The ReeceNichols regional president has his sights set high for the year ahead.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the certified application counselor manager for Cover Missouri.
The Great Southern Bank president and CEO says a focus on long-term growth has led to high shareholder return.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the owner of Thrive Personal Fitness LLC.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the founding member of the Springfield Identity Project and co-owner of Hotel Vandivort.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the vice president and wealth management consultant for Commerce Trust Co.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the Christian County Associate Circuit Court judge.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the chairman of Southwest Missouri SCORE.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the assistant professor of finance at Drury University.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the coordinator of choice programs and student experiences for Springfield Public Schools.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the partner at Husch Blackwell LLP.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the owner and developer of Boomertown Lofts LLC.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the senior vice president and commercial banking officer at UMB Bank.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the leader of Frank Orellana Agency-State Farm.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the director of MSU’s Small Business & Technology Development Center.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the community liaison at Abilities First.
Local developer plans renovations after investing $5 million in foreclosed property acquisitions.
How do you develop your company's core values? Mark Struckhoff and Michele Delcoure, both with Council of Churches discuss how they did it and the importance of why you should. Ask the Experts is a monthly series in cooperation with Springfield Business Journal. This is sponsored content.
As employees are more mobile and have a desire to work from home, Haden Long owner of Ellecor, explains office spaces are trending towards a more home-like feel. Things like shared work spaces, office pets, and cozy furnishings allow employees to be selective about where they work and become more effective as a result.
Every industry has to navigate trend shifts, but Scott Shotts of Missouri Spirits describes the changes in beverage industry as anarchy. Tried-and-true spirits rules are being ignored. Learn how the local distillery balances following the trends for product development with taking risks.
Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI, started his first business at the age of 19, ran the business for 16 years before selling it. He recognizes the benefits of starting a business so young when he had relatively little to lose. "The stress and the uncertainty of this would be crippling," he says for somebody accustomed to a regular paycheck.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
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.