Columnist Ryan Baker: "However you slice the pie, there’s enough business for all and we can all refer work among each other so that business owners get the best level of the service they need."
Columnist Jahana Uchtman: "Using automation can help you and your staff be more present and helpful, as well as more productive."
Brandy Buckler of BKD: "CECL allows the calculation method to be highly customizable to each bank and even different types of loans within the portfolio."
Cox HealthPlans' Matthew Aug: "As open enrollment time is here for many of us and we are nearing the end of the year, it’s a good time to review your health insurance coverage and do some planning."
American National's Jeff Mills: "This year, perhaps more than ever, the professionals adjusting the claims for all insurance companies across the U.S. are truly exhausted."
SCA's Megan Short says the construction industry provides a ripple effect to create jobs and inject money into our local economy.
Arvest Bank's Debbie Bills discusses construction-industry changes during the pandemic.
Ollis/Akers/Arney's Cameron Black says "wellness ... is perhaps the one constant that you can rely on at any time."
Author LaDonna Greiner says that "if you focus on the things you value in life and convey your gratefulness for them, your body, mind and soul will thank you."
Evangel's Shonna Crawford: "Our local schools are effectively preparing our students for the future."
MSU's David Hough: "Will decisions based on political ideology create a division that benefits some school children and harms others?"
Columnist Andy Peebles: "What happens to your dream-turned-reality when you are no longer around to lead it?"
Columnist Lynne Haggerman goes over recent federal law changes.
Columnist Gary Wood says now is the time to start preparing your taxes.
Columnist Ryan Baker breaks down the quote: “All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, people they know, like and trust.”
Jahana Uchtman says "being a successful contractor requires a high level of organization and self-discipline."
The Efactory's Rachel Anderson: "The new normal can look any way we want it to."
Consultant Marlene Chism interviews half a dozen health care leaders to get a sense of what they learned about leading in a crisis.
Amy Townsend of Cox College: "COVID-19 has altered nearly every facet of health care, and nursing is certainly no exception."
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 …