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Challenges of Running a Nonprofit

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she’s faced many difficulties in starting The Rebound Foundation. Securing donations and meeting clients’ individual needs …

Thomas Douglas, president of JMark Business Solutions, says finding people with the right skillset who fit into their business culture is a challenge. “That’s what we focus on is finding those …

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 …

“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 …

“You definitely don’t want to just reach out when you need something,” says Claire Sakaoka, owner of engage5w. She says your professional connections are like banking: you must make deposits …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology, says don’t think you’re too small to be hacked. Though major retailers and other large businesses have recently been …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams, says as a leader you have to delegate tasks to employees and trust they’ll be done correctly. If they aren’t, sometimes you have to …

“Even though I knew that aspect of the bank, I didn’t get to experience it one on one,” says Judy Hadsall, President and CEO of Multipli Credit Union. Hadsall had previously worked for a large …

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, discovered that she and her husband, Coach Dana Ford, each had experience with domestic violence growing up. They decided they wanted …

“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 …

Angela Frantz with Ultimate Software, says you have to own your mistakes if you want to keep customers’ trust when things go wrong. Frantz says if you let customers know you’re trying to correct …

Jamie Kinkeade, owner of The Studio and The MVMNT, says if you want to be successful in business, you must include your family members. Before she realized the importance, she and her husband each …

“I think that you really learn and grow from your experiences,” says Vera Gibbons, managing member with Baby Foot. Gibbons says she took what she could learn from industry experts and other …

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 …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams, says failures have sometimes been her greatest teachers. “You can fail, but you have to begin again more intelligently, she says. “You …

Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University, says hiring qualified personnel is a big part of his strategy. “That’s a huge emphasis in terms of how I hire people,” says …

“You have to really have control of your distribution and also who is actually selling,” says Vera Gibbons, managing member with Baby Foot. Gibbons says they sold more than 60,000 units their …

Brandon Goodwin, co-founder and executive producer at Blend, says being successful with a creative business requires you to use both sides of your brain. While being committed to developing your …

“Your ability to act quickly and efficiently is really your biggest advantage when you’re competing in industries with large players,” says Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI. Without big investments …

Thomas Douglas, President of JMark Business Solutions, says when you’re running a small business, you have to learn to discern between good sources of revenue and clients who steal your energy. …

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