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Carry On: Time Management

“Get out of the mindset that time controls you. You can take control of your time," Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. Chism has a couple tips to help you …

“I honestly think marketing axe throwing, just because it’s such an unusual, different activity — I think it’s fairly easy to market it,” says Tom Jennings, who co-owns TommyHawks Axe House …

“I think, for better or for worse, a lot of tech companies are almost too heavily reliant on the data, and sometimes don’t necessarily always apply that gut,” says Kirsten Miller, Compliance …

Growing your company is good. Or is it? There are five things to consider when assessing if a growth opportunity will help or hinder your company according to Summer Massey, Loan Manager at Arvest …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says when they built their website, they thought customers would flock to it. When their orders were less than expected, they decided to try selling their …

Success can result in your business or nonprofit growing faster than anticipated, creating new problems to solve. “We had great growth and the growing pains were really difficult,” says Amy …

Employers look at the personal social media pages of perspective employees. Glenn Pace, a professor in the management area at Missouri State University, cautions that what you post can have a …

“I love the idea of bringing a group of people together and bringing out their strengths to realize something that maybe we couldn’t have done alone,” says Kelly Lee, Business Program Manager …

Jessica Ollis says managing a household prepared her for running a business with her spouse. Jessica, who co-owns Spring Branch Kombucha with husband Chris Ollis, says they probably couldn’t have …

Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions, says “Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable” by Seth Godin is one of his all-time favorite books. Thomas says the book …

Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department says they sometimes get calls from businesses asking for safety talks on active shooter situations. While the police department …

What do you do when you underestimate demand for your product on opening day? Jennifer Leonard and Curtis Marshall, co-owners of Tie and Timber Beer Company, figured it out quickly after running out …

Jonathan Garard, owner of Grooms Office Environments, says his tips can be broken into two categories — doing the right thing and keeping people as the central focus. Don’t let work get in the …

When Katie Baker, owner of The Gracious Plate, received an award from Feast magazine, She didn’t anticipate how it would affect demand for her prepared meals. “I went from hoping that people …

“It’s important to be able to step outside of ourselves and ask, ‘How can we make things better?’” says Sherry Coker, OTC Center for Workforce Development Business Development Director. …

“The more digital footprint you have, the greater vulnerability you expose,” says Dallas Nash, Senior Regional Manager with Dell. Nash says it’s almost essential to have social media pages for …

“I do truly believe your future is what you make it,” says Nancy Bogart, Founder and CEO of Jordan Essentials. Bogart says you have to be ready to lead and know your employees are ready to …

Focus on providing a product or service no one else offers. Kirk Stange, Founding Partner of Stange Law Firm says they developed their business plan around doing things differently than their …

Analytics are best utilized to obtain insights and then drive action says Jeremy Clopton, owner of What’s Your SQ. Clopton says you must have a set criteria to define success for your company. By …

Understanding the difference between facts, thoughts and feelings can help you put an end to workplace gossip says Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. “Knowing …

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