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Getting Serious About Your Sidegig

Barak Hill, a professional musician living in the Springfield area, recounts when he first realized he could take his music career seriously. He recounts his journey to the point when he realized his passion could do more than pay for itself.

Understanding Interior Design

Rachel Barks walks through her experience as an interior designer and a basic understanding of what she considers when looking at an interior space. Barks currently owns Artistree Pottery, a business she started in 2020 after a career in interior design.

Booked: The Bible

Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, offer the Bible as a part of our booked series. The Meinsens discuss how they feel the Bible impacts their perspective on their day to day operations.

If You Don’t Try, You Won’t Succeed

Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, recounts how he took over the business from his father. He encourages business owners to do their best. Despite being in business for over fifty years, Steve says not every decision he made for Crosstown Barbecue worked out.

If You Don’t Try, You Won’t Succeed

Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, recounts how he took over the business from his father. He encourages business owners to do their best. Despite being in business for over fifty years, Steve says not every decision he made for Crosstown Barbecue worked out.

Business With Her Daughter

Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, talks about her daughter and how she helps while running the truck. Oliva has upward of 15 years of experience in hospitality management.

Getting And Supporting Sponsors

Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum Football, talks about how brands supported the team once they knew what kind of people they were supporting. He says it was important to show the team was professional and responsible.

Legal Documents Everyone Needs

Lori Rook, managing partner and attorney for Ozarks Elder Law, sits down to talk about some of the most important documents that people need to protect themselves. She says many people assume legal systems are in place that simply aren’t there.

What to Know Before Starting a Tech Business

Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know before launching a tech-based startup and how it can differ from other startups. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University’s efactory.

What is Dallas County Group for Economic Development?

Hollie Elliott, executive director of the Dallas County Group for Economic Development, talks about the ways in which the city organization helps local business. Dallas County Group for Economic Development is a non-profit organization.

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