Owner Of Springfield Tech Firm Wins State Small Business Award

Thomas Douglas | Photo courtesy of the Springfield News-Leader

Thomas Douglas, the owner of JMARK Business Solutions in Springfield is the 2013 Missouri Small Business Person of the Year.

Douglas was selected from nominations submitted by all three U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) branches in the state. He will go on to compete with other state nominees for the title of National Small Business Person of the Year in Washington D.C. on June 21.

JMARK Business Solutions provides technology consulting services for small to medium sized businesses.

The company was founded in Cabool in 1988 as a small computer service business, and it moved to Springfield 10 years later. Douglas joined JMARK in 1997 as a level-one engineer. In 2000, he became president of the small firm, and eventually became its majority owner. Today, JMARK employs 63 people.

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