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“When you finally find that balance, you definitely don’t want to go back the other direction,” says Will Carter, Marketing Officer for Central Trust Company. Carter says he learned that taking …

“We hire more on culture than we even do expertise, because they can grow to be experts in their area, but they’ve got to culturally fit with our team, because we function like a family. ” says …

When Ron Kinney with Kinney Vending, Amusement, and Billiards Company, came back from serving in Vietnam, he started working in the family business with his father. When his father was killed in an …

“Time management’s a constant challenge, especially [for] entrepreneurial people, because you tend to be workaholics to some degree, and you’re always trying to grow and you’re always trying …

“I’m ending something that I really… I really have enjoyed,” says Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio. Bloodworth says he’s ambivalent about closing his …

“My father started it in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” says Ron Kinney with Kinney Vending, Amusement, and Billiards Company. Kinney’s mother and father used GI money to open a …

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 …

“If I were to plan that out, that would never have looked like the best time to have children,” says Jessica Kruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Kruse and her husband …

Joe Shearrer, accountant at Spectrum Accounting, says he had to travel extensively when he worked in the insurance industry. Shearrer decided to switch careers to spend more time at home with his …

“I definitely, especially in the last few years, have made a point to make sure that I turn off work before I walk in the door. That’s been a lesson that I’ve learned,” says Travis Miller, …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says their goal is to add employees and grow their business. Redneck Nutz is now working with a distributor who does business in eight states. “It’s a …

“Family has to come first. If your family doesn’t come first, you lose your sense of who you are,” says Andrea Sitzes, Executive Director of Show Me Christian County Economic Development. …

Brenda Jackson, Director of Business Development for Grooms Office Environments says one of the most satisfying things about being an entrepreneur is seeing the effect on her sons. Jackson, who owned …

“All I can say is, be very careful who you sell your business to,” says Leroy Schaefer with Sunbelt Environmental Services. Schaefer, who is selling his Sunbelt Solar and Sunbelt Environmental …

Jessica Ollis says she and her Husband Chris had wanted to start a business together since they got married. It took them some time to find the right business and the right time. “You have to be …

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 …

“I’m a huge believer in Public ReIations. I’m also a huge believer in junkyard dog publicity. I unabashedly call myself a junkyard dog,” says Lisa Rau, Director of PR/Publicity for Silver …

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