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Reflections on Retirement

“From my standpoint, making the decision to walk away took a lot of time for me,” says Donald J. Babb, CEO and executive director of Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He says his job has …

“I think the way we’ve managed our organization is kind of the people first, technology second approach,” says Thomas Douglas, president of JMark Business Solutions. He says it allows them to …

Brandon Goodwin, co-founder and executive producer at Blend, says the idea for a new company came from getting too much wear and tear on their personal vehicles. They purchased a large truck and …

“The big thing is a lot of people think you have to spend a ton of money to get started, and you really don’t,” says Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI. Wyas says you’re better off starting small …

“I want to be here on the open side with the client and educating and answering questions and giving them the experience I envisioned with this location,” says Kim Gardner, owner of Breathe Salt …

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says they started out growing produce on a half acre of land. When they turned a profit, they decided to scale their production up to seven acres. “Anybody …

Derek Shimeall, one of the owners with 4 by 4 Brewing Company, says he and his partners opened their brewery as a hobby and were surprised at the rapid growth they experienced. “It’s a …

“A lot of the assumptions that we had when we started this business have been proven otherwise, and so we’ve learned a lot about the patterns of the community and the area and what people do,” …

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 …

“Growth for growth’s sake is a very dangerous path to get on. It really only leads to chaos, less profitability, less structure,” says Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing. Moore says he …

“There ability to move forward in the face of challenges is a part of leadership, but I’d say I probably as much when I was at the frontline caring for patients,” says Jay Guffey, CEO of Mercy …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, says he sees a tremendous amount of loyalty in his employees. “I think that also leads to the second challenge that we’ve faced over the last several years …

Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn, talks about the evolution and expansion of his unique business model. Duration 1:28  

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 …

“I think if one doesn’t make mistakes, they’re not learning,” says Rob Keck, Chairman of the Board at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Keck believes most successful people …

Growing your company is good. Or is it? There are five things to consider when assessing if a growth opportunity will help or hinder your company according to Summer Massey, Loan Manager at Arvest …

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 …

“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 …

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