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Greg Pope, owner and master distiller of Missouri Ridge Distillery says they’re maintaining a small margin of profitability after switching to producing hand sanitizer. Pope says the fact that they …

Just because it’s temporary doesn’t mean it can’t be comfortable. Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says a few simple tips can help keep you focused and productive in your home …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, says their experience with natural disasters has proven helpful in dealing with the pandemic. Fogle says you must look long term to …

Patrick Nett, owner of Thai Express, says keeping a good work atmosphere helps him and his employees keep their minds off the pandemic. He says his family and customers’ appreciation make it easier …

Independent business consultants Mary Overbey, Lucas Walker and Damion Trout have been discussing how businesses may be different after coming back from the pandemic. Owners may need to reassess …

In addition to feeding people in need with Hillbilly Smokers, Paul Allen has been spending a lot of time with his children. With school cancelled, Allen has been keeping his daughters occupied with …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says she likes to have a team debrief each business day. Irons says leadership and …

With some employees returning to work after the shutdown, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set requirements regarding what an employer can and cannot do under ADA, the …

Greg Pope, owner and master distiller of Missouri Ridge Distillery says transitioning from making liquor to hand sanitizer was a simple transition. The move allowed Pope to keep his staff working and …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says he expects some financial turbulence in both the stock market and regular finances from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ollis says you should stay on your …

Amy Greene, owner of IPA Educational Supply, says workbooks are a good, standardized way to help educate your child at home. Some books include sections that help parents teach the topic. She says …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That, had a number of projects in the works when the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on his plans. He says finding ingredients and packaging for his teas has been …

The COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down for life coach Ann Leach. With her speaking engagements cancelled, Leach says she’s looking to build a Patreon site and selling spirit dolls she …

When singer-songwriter Justin Larkin lost all his gigs to the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to try writing personalized songs. Larkin says it’s challenging in that each song is different and he …

Hold Fast Brewing’s Books and Brews club was started to bring customers together. Owners Carol and Susan McLeod say using social media to keep the program going during the pandemic allows customers …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says they normally offer workshops on resume tips, career exploration and interview skills. With the coronavirus pandemic making those interactions …

CEO Jen Davis and founder Dan Holt of Dan Holt of Holt Homes Group say technology like virtual showings have helped them maintain social distance while still showing properties. Holt wonders if this …

Rob Gary, founder of the Welcome to Springfield: We’re closed! Facebook page, says he started the page as a resource for a small group of friends. Within a few days, it grew beyond his expectations …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says leaders who are new to managing remote employees may worry about productivity. Nielsen says playing watchdog can be counterproductive. Be …

Anxiety and fear surrounding COVID-19 can be overwhelming for employers, employees, families and the community as a whole. As we work to flatten the curve for COVID-19, another wave is coming—COVID-19 mental health crisis.

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