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Pre-Planning for Success

Abe McGull, assistant U.S. Attorney, says one of the most useful skills he learned in the military was planning. McGull says having a plan for any contingency allows you to be proactive rather than …

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 …

Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Brandy Harris says learning to slow down and listen helped her craft a well-informed strategic plan for the organization. She also stresses the important of being adaptable and …

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 …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says they’ve had a business contingency plan in case of things like fire or natural disasters. He says with the technology in place, they were able to …

The Missouri Department of Labor has a Shared Work Program, which is a lay-off aversion program for businesses faced with a reduction in available work. Duration: 2:23

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says there are analogies between being deployed in the military and current events. Ollis says he learned some tricks of the trade during his three, seven …

Entrepreneur Amby Lewis says she’s cutting back on the number of events she hosts for the 2020 calendar year. She says this will let her focus more on finding quality speakers for each session and …

Donald Babb, former CEO and executive director of Citizens Memorial Hospital, says his grandfather was his first mentor. “He always told me, you can do whatever you want to do,” Babb says. “You …

Joe Hornickel, planning and zoning director for the city of Branson, says one of the community's goals is to have year round jobs like manufacturing. While Branson has good access to highways, …

Chris Bryant, development and productivity coach with Murney Associates, says in real estate, you must take many factors into account to develop your business plan. Factoring in your work hour and …

Danielle Kincaid, attorney with The Elder Law Group LLC, says you revisit your estate plan every three to five years or after a major life event. She says it’s even more important to update your …

Melanie Upshaw with Phoenix Home Care and Hospice, says we plan important events, but neglect to plan for our health care. Families often struggle to make decisions when a loved one isn’t able. …

“Every day, battling was just stressful, competitive wages and everything,” says entrepreneur Amby Lewis. Lewis didn’t like the jobs she held in call centers and needed a change. She decided to …

“We always suggest that you write a good business plan,” says Martha Cooper, owner of Cafe Basilico. “You need to have something that shows that you have thought everything completely through …

Jill Reynolds, private client advisor with Commerce Trust Company, says you can’t start planning for your retirement too early. “If you get started early, you should have very, very good results …

Brandi O’Reilly, executive director of Dynamic Strides, says since this is her first business venture, she leans on a lot of people for help with event planning and fundraising. “Our nonprofit …

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. …

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