Published Monday, September 12, 2016

Do you stand out from your competition or do you fall into the old cliché of only talking about things like “quality” and “excellent customer service”?

While those two things are crucial to having a functional and profitable business, they aren’t specific to your business. They are the standard and not a compelling reason to buy. There are a few things you can do in order to differentiate yourself from the competition that will catch a potential client’s eye. Read more.  





Published Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Did you know that you could save your business up to $500,000 each and every year? Yes, you read that right! With the introduction of IRS Section 179 Tax Laws, businesses like yours can take a same-year tax deduction for every dollar of equipment and software you buy or finance…up to $500,000. Read more...

Published Friday, September 2, 2016

Faith Technologies is looking to fill full-time positions to accommodate continued growth in its business markets and will be hosting a career fair at its Springfield location for traveling positions that start immediately.

Published Thursday, September 1, 2016


Special thanks to everybody who came out last night to celebrate the launch of Springfield Business Journal's revolutionary video platform. Check us out at or on Facebook and Twitter as @thesbjLive. 

Published Thursday, August 25, 2016

Branco Enterprises officials on Wednesday were notified the firm is the only company in Missouri to receive a statewide recognition for its efforts in workforce training and development through an apprenticeship program done in conjunction with Crowder College.

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We have this handy "How to optimize your IT budget with smarter document management" ebook. Check it out! If you have any questions, call us at 417-883-2416. 

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016
ST. LOUIS, August 18, 2016 — The Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) is pleased to announce that Insurance Business America recently named Rachel Rakey, Missouri Area President, to its 2016 list of Elite Women in Insurance. Based upon a reader poll, the magazine recognized “144 women more»
Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university with a statewide mission in public affairs, which drives a campus-wide commitment to promote responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. An important part of the university’s mission is to help students and the community gain a greater understanding of other countries and cultures, and become better prepared for the challenges of globalization.

One of the ways Missouri State University is working to promote international understanding is through television programming provided by Ozarks Public Television (OPTV). Operated by the university, OPTV is producing a series of television programs that will introduce viewers to the countries and cultures that are playing an increasingly significant role in international affairs.

In March of 2016, OPTV will begin gathering footage and conducting interviews for “Passport to Brazil.” Scheduled to air in early 2017, “Passport to Brazil” will be a series of six 30-minute episodes with a goal to highlight the history, culture, nature and diversity of Brazil. In particular, this program will take a close look at Brazil’s dynamic agribusiness sector and innovations in sustainability, entrepreneurship and social development. Successful educational partnerships between Missouri State University and Brazilian universities also will be featured.

Previous programs in this series include “Passport to China” and “Passport to Latin America,” both of which can be viewed online at For more information about “Passport to Brazil,” please contact Brad Bodenhausen, assistant vice president for international programs at Missouri State University, at 001-417-836-3292

Eduardo Platon of BBOSS (Brazil Business One-Stop-Shop) is serving as Production Consultant for the “Passport to Brazil” project. Platon is founder of BBOSS,, and an international columnist at Bahia Prime Online Business Platform. He was trained in business administration at Federal University of Bahia, received his MBA from the University of New Orleans and a Master in Political Philosophy from Tulane University. Platon is involved in numerous efforts to promote entrepreneurship in Brazil and throughout the world, including his role as international relations director for CONAJE, the Brazil Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs. To contact Eduardo Platon, please email him at

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