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Building a Business Plan

Christine and Austin Mayfield, owners of Juniper Coffee Roastery, say plan to spend double your projected numbers to give leeway for unexpected expenses. Austin says most financial institutions …

Chelsey Bode, president of Pearson-Kelly Technology says she and her father had honest discussions and brought in business coaches to talk about succession planning for their business. She says …

Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker say with the fluidity of many economic factors, now is the time to evaluate and make strategic plans. Make big decisions when …

Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she plans to build infrastructure to extend her growing season. McCleary says adding caterpillar tunnels, a cooler and employees will set …

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 …

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