Kenny Gott says couples should talk to each other and other relatives about after-death plans.
Wealth adviser Paula Dougherty: “Retirement brings the end of a chapter in your career and the start of a new lifestyle.”
CPA Kristin Carter says “many taxpayers are still unsure of their tax situation and how tax reform will affect them.”
Lynne Haggerman discusses new changes in the law.
Attorney Stephen Aton says understanding options for protecting assets is key.
UMB Bank’s Justin Butler describes opportunities to save money and reduce risk.
Cox College’s Amy Vaughan says occupational therapy is growing like titans of business, such as Netflix.
JMark’s Todd Nielsen says disasters can happen with just a server crash.
People Centric Consulting Group’s Don Harkey suggests taking care of your team first.
Michael Frerking of Guaranty Bank: “Home construction loans are different and can be a little confusing.”
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.”
Chandler Johnston of Arvest Bank: "Customers put their trust and confidence in a secure system each time they make credit and debit transactions."
Don Davis of Commerce Trust Co. asks, "What does it mean for Springfield?"
Don Harkey of People Centric Consulting Group: “Good design starts with a simple question: What do we want our ideal organization to do?”
Lynne Haggerman breaks down laws that have adjusted health insurance and benefits.
Drew Spencer of Commerce Trust says a portfolio drop can be hazardous to one’s health.
Ryan Mooney of the chamber says “the next evolution of economic development is underway.”
Richard Baker of Prime Capital Investment Advisers says economic development comes down to investing in people.
Scott Rogers of CoxHealth says there are more ways than ever to receive care.
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.