Our world experienced incredible change in 2020. Our team hung tight to a mantra through it all: “Even when it feels like everything has changed, our purpose remains the same.” It has always been our mission to make Springfield, Missouri the best place in the country to start and grow a business.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, our team reacted like many business owners and focused on pivoting quickly to assist our clients. While businesses were innovating and finding new ways to connect with customers, we were doing much of the same. Overnight consultations moved online, training events became virtual, and we leaned into the partnerships we’ve worked hard to cultivate. We even shared a few words with MOSourceLink about the adjustments we made.
As a result of these moves, our team did some truly incredible work in 2020. Business consultants with the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University have been on the frontline assisting businesses in our region. They’ve helped business owners shift business models, navigate disaster relief funding, control cash flow, and more. Our programs have worked alongside businesses of all sizes to address workforce challenges and help organizations prepare for whatever may come next.
We know that innovation and thinking big will be what moves our world forward. We’re proud to support the dreamers and doers who will lead the way.