SCA's Megan Short says "employees who are engaged, appreciated and able to grow are more likely to stay with a company."
Banker Byron Pierce has post-pandemic steps to consider.
Arvest's Summer Massey says "a common misconception about an exit strategy is that it's there to set a hard and fast deadline to force you out of your business."
Drury's Sara Khorshidifard says that "done well, the design of our built environment can represent our places justly, rightfully and inclusively."
MSU's Nichole Busdieker-Jesse says "current trends have shoppers look closer at the labels and marketing so they are more informed about what they are eating."
Banker Jason Whitesell says "it's paramount that lenders and farmers develop relationships for the long haul."
Columnist LaDonna Greiner recommends "walk and talks."
Columnist David Raney: "Ongoing investment in physical and virtual infrastructure is critical to ensuring patients have access to the health care services they need."
Columnist Marlene Chism: "Hundreds of books have been written about succession planning, but there’s one skill set often overlooked when it comes to leadership advancement in health care: Conflict capacity."
Columnist Andy Peebles discusses possible changes under the new administration.
Columnist Lynne Haggerman details "changes businesses must be aware of in order to modify policies and procedures to ensure compliance and conduct management training."
Columnist Shannon McMurtrey: "Amid all the news about the pandemic and the presidential transition in recent weeks, it was easy for many to miss the most significant cybersecurity story in years."
Ollis/Akers/Arney adviser Cameron Black says "employees are more engaged, motivated and loyal largely due to their organization's giving approach."
People Centric CEO Don Harkey says "nonprofits need to embrace they idea that they are a business that pays less taxes."
Wealth adviser Paula Dougherty has seven steps to consider.
Certified financial planner Kenny Gott outlines the investment.
Springfield Contractors Association's Megan Short says "communicating your preferences early on will allow a contractor to plan ahead."
Author and consultant Marlene Chism says "in health care, listening is an essential skill for making decisions, resolving conflict and shaping culture."
People Centric's Don Harkey: "The complex nature of health care creates some natural cultural issues that do more than impact morale."
Drury's Kevin Kropf: "Reaching 17- and 18-year-olds with an authentic story that resonates with them has never been easy. Now, add a pandemic and subsequent widespread economic uncertainty to the mix, and you have a vexing dilemma."
A health care worker became a first-time business owner; a home baker decided to pursue a longtime dream of starting her own business; and Springfield-based Premier Choice Tax and Accounting Solutions LLC expanded its reach in Greene County.
Aaron Elliott never imagined he would get into medical device or create a self-defense fitness-based business. Now the co-owner of F8 Fitness and Self-Defense at the age of 46, he says Dr. Seuss nailed it on the head with “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” He says as long as you have the passion for it, you can do anything.
Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager of Arvest Bank Steve Kelly says now is the time to start looking at your financial situation—such as where you can cut back or prepare yourself for economic recovery.
John Lopez, managing member at Old Route 66 Dispensary, talks through the Dispensary’s decisions to manufacture and transport its own goods. Lopez says the ultimate goal is to cut the cost of their product by around 30-50%. John Lopez is a Springfield Business Journal 2020 12 People You Need to Know.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of impacts on the labor force, with some businesses doing well and others taking a hit. Elizabeth Hurts, business development manager at HR Advantage, says as much as we look forward to moving on, the effects of the pandemic aren’t over.
Mackenzie Scherer, small business technology consultant and owner of Mackenzie Scherer, LLC, discusses how scheduling software can help you keep ahead of your to-do list. Technology like chatbots and email templates...
Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she’s seen edible flowers used many ways in different areas of the country. McCleary was initially contacted by several bakers, but says …
Carley Joy, sales and marketing director of SafeSpace Company says she and her father, CEO Rick Williams, have an honest and open communication style. Williams says the key is never to take things …
Brad Noble, co-founder of Art of Everyone, says art is the one thing that remains open to expression. He says art goes beyond the activity and helps build connections between people. Springfield …
Carol Taylor, former president of Evangel University, tells features editor Christine Temple about the new challenges she faced leading students, staff and faculty through a year of learning in a …
Michelle Romero, owner of PKD Venue, says because of her busy schedule, using social media has helped her marketing efforts. Incorporating your journey, including struggles as well as victories, can …