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Securing Retail Placement Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Scott Opfer, President of Opfer Communications, says there’s a myth that getting your product placed in a retail store will lead to success. “And the reality of it is, if you don’t sell through …

“So what we have discovered is that workforce development has quickly become economic development, and so in order to continue the growth that Branson has seen, we need a strong, skilled …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “Well, a simple idea is for a company to do something like ‘blue jeans day,’ …

“My diversity is more than gender and race, and so we have a mosaic that runs on our intranet, so our employees can put the three things that make them diverse, and oh, by the way, I don’t let …

“We are trying to change systems here, not just people, so it takes committed consistency,” says Keisha Mabry, who is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. Microaggressions are verbal or …

“A lot of the things we have were family heirlooms,” says Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn. Brownfield says curating the furniture and decor for both Dapper and The Hepburn was …

“If it doesn’t play on a mobile phone, you’re dead, period. Everything else is ancient history,” says Scott Opfer, President of Opfer Communications. Opfer says your business needs to be able …

Debra Horn, Senior Associate with BKD, LLP, says when you own a business there are many areas where you can be required comply on a local, state, or federal level. Failure to meet these can result in …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The first thing I think a company needs to do is assess the individual interest of their employees …

“Having people that you trust to watch the store, especially when you’re not there, is invaluable,” says Scott Opfer, President of Opfer Communications. Opfer says he has faith that his …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “One way employees can get involved is to volunteer as a lunch buddy. That’s where you would spend …

Rich Callahan, General Manager of Air Services Heating and Air Conditioning and All Service Plumbing, says he believes servant leadership is the most important aspect of managing employees. “You …

“When searching for an assisted living community for your loved one, we want to make sure that it meets their personality and their personal needs,” says Alecia Robinson, Administrator at …

“It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the wonderful idea that you have, that you can set aside the things that are really going to make that work,” says Debra Horn, Senior Associate with BKD, LLP. …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “One idea is to use an employee outing day to volunteer for an organization so you can accomplish …

Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, says Nabholz tries to engage high school students to get them interested in the building industry. Scholtens says …

Sam Dryer, Managing Director with the Greater Ozarks Division of Mutual of Omaha explains how companies can create a customer-focused culture and still meet sales goals. Dryer provides four tips and …

Jay Guffey, CEO of Mercy Rehab Hospital in Springfield, says it’s critical to have a succession plan in place. Whether necessitated by health issues, transfers, or job promotions, your team members …

“You always want to do more and there’s only so many hours in the day,” says Rachel Anderson, Director of the efactory. Time management can be tricky when you have many irons in the fire. …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-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 …

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