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Don’t Micro-Manage

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 …

“Restaurants are a big form of entertainment here in the Ozarks and we want to make sure that every restaurant and every brand we’re doing offers some sort of entertainment aside from just …

“It was almost like we shut down one company and we started a brand-new one.” says Nancy Bogart, Founder and CEO of Jordan Essentials. “That - 2007, rolling into the recession and everything …

Ever go to a client with a $100,000 ask and instead get a $3 million dollar commitment? Bruce Nasby has. Learn from his story that required the guts to listen to his client and ignore the naysayers …

“Every day we’re still learning. We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to get there,” says Cosmo Kwon, Co-Owner of Hinode in Nixa, Mo. Kwon says there is a huge difference in purchasing an …

“To be good at business, or whatever you do, you need know what you can do and what you’re not good at,” says Eric Jones, co-owner of United States of Apparel. “When you’re not good at …

“Working for an advertising agency, everything that we do is dictated by client deadlines,” says Vanessa Brandt, Vice President/Managing Director - Account Service at Marlin. “Oftentimes, their …

“I think networking has been key too the core success I’ve had,” says Bruce Nasby, President of Global Advisory Associates. Nasby recommends sending an email specifically detailing who you are, …

“It wasn’t a job to me at first. I was just enjoying my time,” says Carolyn Billingsley, Producer and Founder of Carolyn Billingsley Productions. Billingsley started her production company at …

“The arts aren’t just for some people and not for others, they belong to everybody.” says Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu says the arts contribute three-quarters …

Why hire an architect before you even begin your building project? Buddy Webb and Company principals explain three ways an architect can assist a building owner including determining specific …

“Medical negligence or medical malpractice cases essentially are a platform for families to bring a lawsuit against a healthcare provider,” says Debbie Dodge, Managing Shareholder at Hall Ansley. …

“You need to listen to the conversation in its entirety and give that person one hundred percent of your attention, and when you do, you’re having a sincere conversation,” says Bruce Nasby, …

“I think this really empowers them to identify and to be able to have the courage to speak up, “ says Tijuana Julian, Executive Director of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Drury …

“While I grew up in Ozark Fence Company, after taking ownership, the company looked a lot different,” says Joe Everest, owner of Ozark Fence & Supply Co., LLC. Growing up in the family business, …

Most of us will have several different careers in our lifetime. Sheri Smith is a PBR Certified Sports Agent; she represents professional rodeo athletes from around the country. Smith is also a Navy …

Shane Cowger, Sales Manager at Arvest Bank, says he sees a definite correlation in the management skills he uses at the bank and those he uses when officiating a soccer game. Cowger says effective …

Do you have a business succession plan in place? Most people don't. Tracy Barnas, Arvest Wealth Management Regional Manager talks with Arvest Bank Loan Manager Summer Massey about what steps you need to take to get your plan in order.

Roseann Bentley, the first woman elected to the Missouri State Senate and a former Greene County Commissioner, says she had support from many female friends who encouraged her to follow her dream. …

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