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Growing Pains

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 …

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 …

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 …

Amy Blansit, Founder of Solely Jolie Púr Pallette, says you need to hire people whose strengths compliment your own. Whether you’re looking for someone with people skills or an analytical mindset, …

Should you build a new facility for your business or remodel? Many believe remodeling has a higher cost, may require you to close during construction and you still need the services of an architect. …

What would you do differently in starting your business? Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software, says she wouldn’t change much, but wishes she had known a better way to balance …

Chris and Jessica Ollis, owners of Spring Branch Kombucha, planned on distributing their beverage themselves. “That might actually be the issue of our business that we were probably the most naïve …

The state of the construction labor force is dire according to Sean Thouvenot, Vice President of Branco Enterprises. He discusses some of the ways the local industry and community are working to …

Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity with Edward Jones, says there are four pillars of success they use to gauge achievement with employees, clients and their community. Practice inclusion …

Protect your company against fraud. Summer Massey, Loan Manager at Arvest Bank and Kala Forehand, Treasury Management Adviser at Arvest Bank, have tips to guard against internal and external fraud in …

Do you dream of owning your own restaurant? “It’s a very romantic notion,” says Tom Muetzel, with Finnegan’s Wake. “It’s very appealing. The realities of it are very different.” Muetzel …

How do you create our own legacy when your family name is so well known? Austin O’Reilly, Owner and Founder of Dynamic DNA Labs made his own path by taking his passion for genetics and biology and …

According to Stan Dobbins, Branson City Administrator, ten percent of your employees are excellent performers and require very little management. Eighty percent are good workers, but require a lot of …

Jonathan Dodd and Brian Kubik started a partnership many years after they first met in grade school, finding trust to be the most critical piece to finding a business partner. The business plan for …

“I think that we live in a very unique time. We’ve experienced this information revolution, and now we are inundated with all these options, almost to paralysis,“ says Tez Ward, Financial …

“You start thinking you know everything. You think, ‘oh, we’ve got this,’” says Nancy Bogart, Founder and CEO of Jordan Essentials. “You need to have a sense of pride in your product, in …

Would you choose to hire an inexperienced job candidate over an experienced one? “We decided very early on that in the bar and restaurant business — sometimes experienced hirees are gonna bring …

Are you guilty of micromanaging your employees? “If we’re going to require them to be that educated when they come to work for us, should we not let them do their job? They should know so much …

“I knew the second I got there — I looked at what they had and I thought, it can be so much more,” says Jerry Nichols, President of AGC International. Nichols saw his company had the potential …

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