Hollie Elliott, the executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, discusses some of the ways helping small town businesses is different than in larger cities. The Dallas County Economic Development Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aimed at helping local existing and new businesses in the county.
Heather Kite gives the reason behind the name of her greenhouse business. Heather Kite is the owner of Rooted Deep Farms.
John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of Minorities in Business, discusses the foundation of MIB in Springfield, and what motivated him and the other founders.
Julia King, a Branson Alderman and project manager for Healthcare performance group, shares four ideas for intentional living. King’s four ideas focus on dynamic ways to respond to and prevent issues, both in workplace relationships and in productivity.
Jennifer Jackson relates memories of her mother, the founder of the Springfield Business Journal. Jennifer is the publisher of the Springfield Business Journal today.
Running an academy that teaches entrepreneurs how to become PDR (paintless dent repair) technicians, Jeramey and Julia Henson say there are some things they have noticed when it comes to entrepreneurial success.
Barak Hill says he’s read a lot of books, but one he keeps going back to is “Conversations with Tom Petty” by Paul Zollo. He says reading it always inspires him to get back to writing music.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, owners of TCI Graphics, discuss their strategy for staying ahead of the curve on technology. Jim Meinsen says they base their decisions on customer needs.
Michael Junge, owner of the Lost Boys Barber Co., says the people he works with are the thing that make his business work. Junge says that he tries to treat his employees as equals in business.
Sandy Higgins, who owns the Crackerjack Shack in Republic, says it creates a positive company culture when employees feel they have input. She believes that a positive work environment helps make a business more successful.