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.”
Don Harkey of People Centric Consulting Group: “Good design starts with a simple question: What do we want our ideal organization to do?”
Scott Rogers of CoxHealth says there are more ways than ever to receive care.
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."
Caleb Arthur of Sun Solar aims to re-energize the funding board.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.