Guest columnist Tim Parrish: “When problem solving for your client is the focus, there may be opportunities or a necessity to collaborate with outside professionals to tap into a collective wisdom.”
Mercy’s Dr. Kyle John: “Separating mental health care from physical health care was one of the great medical care blunders of our time.”
Don Davis of Commerce Trust Co. asks, "What does it mean for Springfield?"
Chandler Johnston of Arvest Bank: "Customers put their trust and confidence in a secure system each time they make credit and debit transactions."
Wyatt Jenkins of BKD Corporate Finance points to “higher interest rates, a bullish outlook on bank stocks, a strong economy, a more bank-friendly regulatory environment and lower tax rates.”
Gary Wood of Compere Robinette CPAs: “There has never been a better time to be a CPA because of the work being done with technology.”
Jeff Eiserman of Ollis/Akers/Arney shares “some examples of local cyber events, what it can cost and what you can do to proactively prevent it.”
Attorney Stephen Aton says understanding options for protecting assets is key.
Lynne Haggerman discusses new changes in the law.
Tim Parrish of Missouri Trust & Investment: “Building a portfolio of rental properties has become a very popular investment approach and is often treated as a retirement vehicle.”
Mark Sharp of BKD asks, “What are the health care payer sources in the United States doing to decrease the cost of care in our country?”
Karen Shannon of Ollis/Akers/Arney: “Success is dependent on more than just employees physically being present.”
Rhonda Sorensen of Arvest Bank has four suggestions.
Don Harkey of People Centric Consulting Group: “Good design starts with a simple question: What do we want our ideal organization to do?”
Wes Pratt reflects on the year in diversity and inclusion.
Don Harkey: Businesses must focus on customer experience as well as product quality.
Jeremy Wells has advice on how to be strategic with your brand strategy.
Jahana Uchtman: “Big or small, every company needs a marketing plan.”
Cox College’s Amy Vaughan says occupational therapy is growing like titans of business, such as Netflix.
Ryan Baker of Kingly Consulting LLC: "Is there a more sustainable method of achieving long-term growth and competitive advantage? The answer is surprisingly simple and yet almost universally ignored."
Construction of a McDonald’s restaurant near Sunshine Street and Campbell Avenue is moving forward after the previous building was demolished in May following a 2018 fire.
“When someone says, ‘I need this today,’ instead of saying, ‘I can’t do that today,’ I’m a big fan of saying, ‘I can give this to you tomorrow,” says Angela Frantz with Ultimate …
Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams says when she was a young salesperson the biggest mistake she made was looking at people as numbers. She started experiencing real success when she made the mental shift to thinking of her customers as people and genuinely caring about their needs above her own.
Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, attributes the company's fast growth in part to keeping customers happy. Base Construction & Management LLC is one of the Springfield Business Journal 2019 Dynamic Dozen companies, recognizing the 12 fastest growing companies in the area.
"You are a leader," says Carrie Richardson, Executive Director of Leadership Springfield. She gives suggestions as to how you can develop your leadership skills.
Michael Wehreberg, Wehrenberg Design Company, discusses the shift in the last five years in web site design to mobile-first designs. Ultimately, you have to think of the human first and serve them with ease, and Google will give you credit for being mobile friendly.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, struggles with the process of renaming his restaurant. The process led by Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency Longitude LLC. Ömer expresses all of the emotions he is going through as they work together to revise his seating, menu, hours, and a name to reflect those changes.
It is projected that 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65 years old everyday for 19 years, and non profits are going to be competing over the coming years in a fierce labor market. Give Five was developed as a civic matchmaking program to help connect capable retirees with charitable organizations that need help. Greg Burris outlines the problems the program addresses, opportunities for individuals and organizations, as well as how United Way of the Ozarks is licensing to the program to share with other communities.
Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in her store, The Movement. They said "no" at first because they were not looking to expand into the Springfield market, but her persistence paid off.
With more job openings than people to fill them, it is time for your company to evaluate how you are motivating and engaging your team to help you retain and attract the best talent. Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, walks you through tangible and intangible incentives that encourage employee engagement, performance enhancement, and higher job satisfaction.
"When we first started we thought we could pretty much do this on our own," discloses Vera Gibbons with Baby Foot®. "We thought we knew what would be great...that's not really what happened." Gibbons recommends partnering with a strong marketing partner early and give them a budget.