Tips from trusted advisers

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We caught up with some of the 2016 SBJ Trusted Advisers after the ceremony honoring them and asked them to pass along some of their knowledge to small business owners. Some of these business nuggets go from simple things like getting as much info as you can before making business decisions, going out of your way to keep clients happy, returning all your phone calls and emails every day to more complicated things like focusing on short- and long-term planning, finding the right trusted advisers (be they bankers, lawyers, or accountants), and consulting them throughout the process of growing your business. 

Trusted Advisers in this piece:
Jason Rader, Partner, BKD
Lori Rook, Attorney and Managing Partner, Ozarks Elder Law
Kraig Bode, Ameriprise Financial
Jeff Shore, BRS CPAs and Advisors
Ilene Glenn, VP of Commercial Loans at Bank of Bolivar
Joe Page, Managing Partner of The Whitlock Co.
Jennifer Growcock, Attorney and Shareholder at Polsinelli PC
Joe Piatchek, Managing Attorney at Piatchek Law Firm
Angela Patrick, Shareholder with KPM CPAs
Greg Williams, Commercial Insurance Consultant with Connell Insurance
Luke Fraser, Senior VP, Springfield First Community Bank