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“I really feel like the research that has the biggest bang for the buck, it truly is concept testing,” says Debra Kassarjian, an independent contractor and owner of DKInsights. Kassarjian says …

“I’m ending something that I really… I really have enjoyed,” says Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio. Bloodworth says he’s ambivalent about closing his …

“My father started it in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” says Ron Kinney with Kinney Vending, Amusement, and Billiards Company. Kinney’s mother and father used GI money to open a …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, says he sees a tremendous amount of loyalty in his employees. “I think that also leads to the second challenge that we’ve faced over the last several years …

Travis Miller, Owner and Senior Structural Engineer with Miller Engineering, says his experience in the construction industry paid off when he opened his engineering firm. Miller says being a …

“It can be difficult to describe the utility of emerging technology, especially immersive tech like virtual reality and augmented reality,” says Tyler Drenon, Director of Marketing and Business …

Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn, talks about the evolution and expansion of his unique business model. Duration 1:28  

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, outlines how Springfield is distinct from other communities, positioning the city well for a national reputation. This is sponsored …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, says their biggest challenge is hiring the right people. “We probably had to hire more quickly than we would have preferred. We care an awful lot about our …

The best leaders display qualities like vision and having their employees back, says Shawn Usery, Chief Medical Officer at Cox Medical Center Branson. “I think some of the best leaders I work for …

“They’re some of our best workers, candidly. They come in, they understand what it means to get work done,” says Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions. Douglas says he likes to …

“For the comic book work, though I find it the most enjoyable, it’s also the most challenging in regards to actually getting paid,” says Michael Frizell, graphic novel author and Director of …

“It’s very important for me to prioritize and that’s kind of how I get through each day is prioritizing, setting a list of things for me to do,” says Austin O’Reilly, Owner and Founder of …

“You have to fail to succeed. It takes multiple failures to arrive at success,” says Shanda Trautman with Old Missouri Bank. Trautman says marketing isn’t a one-stop shop where developing your …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, says there are times as a business owner when you must wear every hat. Moore also says, if you surround yourself with great people, who are better than you at …

What would you change if you could go back and re-launch your business? “There was one thing I thought would have been awesome,” says Jennifer Leonard, Head Brewer at Tie and Timber Beer Company. …

“It was a hard decision. I owned a law firm and my law partner and I were successful. We had a good practice,” says Jessica Cruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Cruse …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says their goal is to add employees and grow their business. Redneck Nutz is now working with a distributor who does business in eight states. “It’s a …

Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, Missouri, says the construction industry as a whole lost many craftsmen during the 2008 recession. “I think we …

Fazoli’s Franchisee Jamie Jacobsen and his wife Donna, have wanted to help local not-for-profit organizations since they started 24 years ago. Jacobsen says they also learned the their guest …

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