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"There’s no reason you can’t make $150,000-$200,000. That’s just steady work. That’s not even hustling."
—Jeramey Henson of HM Dent Works, on wage prospects as a paintless auto dent repair technician

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From the Print Edition

Wilson’s Creek visitor center reopens

Delays push $4.5M renovation project into 2021.

Truck driver shortage could impact gas prices

Industry expects higher fuel demand to maintain throughout the year.

Business Spotlight: Smooth Operations

Partners add paintless dent repair training to storm-chasing business.

Open for Business: Victoria's Cafe and Tea

Victoria’s Cafe and Tea owner Sheila Daniels relocated her 6-year-old business to Springfield from Tulsa, Oklahoma; Springfield Contemporary Theatre Inc. consolidated operations; and a dedicated emergency room for children is now available at Mercy Hospital Springfield.

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Where Startups Can Begin

Jessica Burkland, a Missouri State University business instructor in the Department of Management, talks about small business start-up trends in a post-pandemic year. Burkland, who owns Activate Consulting & Training and volunteers as a small business mentor for SCORE of Southwest Missouri, says startups that offer new services and products to help people work from home or that enhance mental health could find greater success.

Our Year In COVID

Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, say the past year has been one of the toughest they have faced. Now in the company's 50th year, the couple says they learned a few things in 2020.

90 Ideas: Lessons From Programming

Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.

No Ceiling: Tragic Punctuation

Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.

Working for the Team

Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.