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“For the comic book work, though I find it the most enjoyable, it’s also the most challenging in regards to actually getting paid,” says Michael Frizell, graphic novel author and Director of …

“You’ve got to take everything in perspective. There’s a lot worse things you could be going through,” says Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, …

“I definitely, especially in the last few years, have made a point to make sure that I turn off work before I walk in the door. That’s been a lesson that I’ve learned,” says Travis Miller, …

Don’t procrastinate. Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says his great-uncle Bill told him to never put off anything he wanted to do. “That’s something that has inspired me …

“It’s very important for me to prioritize and that’s kind of how I get through each day is prioritizing, setting a list of things for me to do,” says Austin O’Reilly, Owner and Founder of …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is an eight-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The best, most efficient way a company can help is just start that conversation,” says Esther …

“You have to fail to succeed. It takes multiple failures to arrive at success,” says Shanda Trautman with Old Missouri Bank. Trautman says marketing isn’t a one-stop shop where developing your …

“When starting the company, the first thing I thought was who are the people I want to be with every day? What’s the culture I want,” says Mark Steiner, Co-founder and CEO of GigSalad. Steiner …

“The biggest key is the leader’s effect on the environment. That goes right smack back to culture,” says Mark Holmes President and owner of Consultant Board Inc. Holmes says culture is …

Rachel Anderson, Acting Director at The efactory, says one of her former supervisors made every new employee read “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. “[I] encourage anyone to read that …

“When I first started in insurance, I was trying to mimic the way others were doing it,” says Leah Callahan with Insurance Group of the Ozarks. Callahan says once she embraced who she was, she …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, says there are times as a business owner when you must wear every hat. Moore also says, if you surround yourself with great people, who are better than you at …

Debra Horn, Senior Associate with BKD, LLP, says it’s critical to keep track of cash flow in your startup. “Don’t mix your personal cash with your business cash. So you’re going to want to …

Jessica Harmison Olson with Club Management Services says you need to prioritize. Focus your efforts on doing things at which you excel. Olson says she thinks women try to to do it all — having a …

“I think a leader’s job is very challenging, and we can say there are qualities of leaders, but then one important thing is that you have to be able to adjust your leadership style,” says Linda …

What would you change if you could go back and re-launch your business? “There was one thing I thought would have been awesome,” says Jennifer Leonard, Head Brewer at Tie and Timber Beer Company. …

“It was a hard decision. I owned a law firm and my law partner and I were successful. We had a good practice,” says Jessica Cruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Cruse …

“We take that merchandise in, that donated product, we turn around and turn it into cash, and then the cash funds the mission, and that helps us build the homes,” says Will Kuebler, ReStore …

Trevor Croley, President of Croley Insurance and Financial, says one of the first business books he read was Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal.” Croley says while he didn’t think it was …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says their goal is to add employees and grow their business. Redneck Nutz is now working with a distributor who does business in eight states. “It’s a …

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