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Singer-songwriter Justin Larkin says moving to virtual performances is similar to his busking days. He says services like Venmo and Virtual Tip Jar provide some income, but fall short of paying …

Lucas Walker, says business today is the same game with new rules. Walker, with independent consultants Mary Overbey and Damion Trout says now is the time to be flexible, evaluate what works and …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says he wishes there was a handbook for living in a pandemic. Ollis recommends treating others with grace, appreciation and maybe we’ll develop new ideas …

Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association says it’s going to be a long road to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. He says there are several indicators showing people …

Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker discuss ways businesses can reduce the time it takes to recover from the pandemic. They say proactively planning, setting goals …

Since Justin Larkin hasn’t been able to perform publicly because of the pandemic, the singer-songwriter has been writing new material. Larkin says he’s excited to be creating new music in his …

Emery Bryant says she and the other AWE Fitness instructors put in a lot of work before launching to keep their overhead down. She says positive response from clients might lead them to invest in …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says all of us are going to be impacted by the mental effects of isolation and the pandemic. Ollis recommends some simple tips to help you navigate the …

Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker discuss the concept of wartime versus peacetime philosophy for CEOs. They say the pandemic has threatened businesses into operating …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks says they have been asking staff what they’ve learned working through the pandemic. Fogle says adaptability, dealing with isolation …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says if you’re looking for a specific job, don’t put your search on hold because of the pandemic. She especially encourages applicants looking for …

Greg Pope, owner and master distiller of Missouri Ridge Distillery says they’re maintaining a small margin of profitability after switching to producing hand sanitizer. Pope says the fact that they …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, says their experience with natural disasters has proven helpful in dealing with the pandemic. Fogle says you must look long term to …

Independent business consultants Mary Overbey, Lucas Walker and Damion Trout have been discussing how businesses may be different after coming back from the pandemic. Owners may need to reassess …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says she likes to have a team debrief each business day. Irons says leadership and …

With some employees returning to work after the shutdown, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set requirements regarding what an employer can and cannot do under ADA, the …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That, had a number of projects in the works when the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on his plans. He says finding ingredients and packaging for his teas has been …

The COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down for life coach Ann Leach. With her speaking engagements cancelled, Leach says she’s looking to build a Patreon site and selling spirit dolls she …

When singer-songwriter Justin Larkin lost all his gigs to the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to try writing personalized songs. Larkin says it’s challenging in that each song is different and he …

Hold Fast Brewing’s Books and Brews club was started to bring customers together. Owners Carol and Susan McLeod say using social media to keep the program going during the pandemic allows customers …

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