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Evolution of a Business Plan

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says their business model has changed over their twelve years in business. He says the question is no longer whether something is possible, but rather what …

“Baby Boomers, in particular, we get our identity or at least a large part of our identity from our work,” says Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks. Having a retirement plan in …

With age comes experience. Scott Shotts, founder of Missouri Spirits, says it’s important to know the business cycles, but more important is to recognize which one your business is experiencing. …

Tim Guillot and Thom Lundberg, partners with Esterly Schneider & Associates say architecture is more than designing a space to fit physical needs. It should also improve emotional well-being. …

“You’re never going to recruit if you don’t have a reason, so what is the reason to recruit to Springfield,” asks Susan Stith, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving for …

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 …

“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 …

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 …

Debra Horn, Senior Associate with BKD, LLP says the amount of startup capital you need depends on the type of business you’re starting. “The main plan is for you to have a written business plan …

“Everybody’s like, ‘Ooh, technology.’ Technology makes us more efficient. I’d rather be more effective first, and then worry about the efficiency,” says Jeremy Clopton, owner of What’s …

Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department says they sometimes get calls from businesses asking for safety talks on active shooter situations. While the police department …

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 feel that any time someone feels their safety is threatened, they should be calling 911,” says Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department. Schroeder says if …

“I think it’s really a revelation to see your employees as having, maybe not a direct ownership stake, but certainly psychologically, an ownership stake in the business and the success of the …

Kenny Gott, a Certified Financial Planner with Piatchek & Associates and one of Springfield Business Journals Trusted Advisors for 2017, says you need to start planning early for retirement and put a succession plan in place.

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