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Securing Retail Placement Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Scott Opfer, President of Opfer Communications, says there’s a myth that getting your product placed in a retail store will lead to success. “And the reality of it is, if you don’t sell through …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says you need to trust in your strengths as a business owner, but don’t be too proud to accept help when you need it. …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, discusses some effects of the company’s growth that have been simultaneously encouraging and challenging. Moore says in a growing company, you have to learn …

“So what we have discovered is that workforce development has quickly become economic development, and so in order to continue the growth that Branson has seen, we need a strong, skilled …

“The thing I think you need recognize is that, just because you may not have fifteen or twenty or thirty years of experience, don’t be intimidated by that,”says Jason Gage, City Manager for the …

With up to five generations working together from the legacy Senior to eager GenZ, from lingering Boomer and anxious Millennial and forgotten GenX quietly sitting in the middle, conflicts will arise. …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “Well, a simple idea is for a company to do something like ‘blue jeans day,’ …

“Move three for every thirty is about moving just three minutes every thirty minutes throughout your day. So it’s not a lot of activity, it doesn’t have to be something very intense, but just …

Thor and Catherine Bersted started Lavender Falls Farm without a business loan. In this candid conversation four years into the venture, they share their personal ups, downs, doubts, and the lessons …

Chad Porter, one of four speakers on the Zig Ziglar International Team, defines what success is for you as a manager or leader and (spoiler alert) it has nothing to do with inspiring people to …

“My diversity is more than gender and race, and so we have a mosaic that runs on our intranet, so our employees can put the three things that make them diverse, and oh, by the way, I don’t let …

“I would always tell somebody the first step is: don’t make a rash decision, step back, think about it, and then evaluate your options to move forward,” says Jay Guffey, CEO of Mercy Rehab …

“Integrity is a lost art in business. Integrity is so important, I think, to really continue and do well in your profession,” says Sheri Smith, Navy Veteran, PBR Certified Sports Agent, and …

“A job site is like conducting an orchestra and you have all of these moving parts, all at the same time, with some guy making sure that everyone is playing the right piece of music at the right …

When Ron Kinney with Kinney Vending, Amusement, and Billiards Company, came back from serving in Vietnam, he started working in the family business with his father. When his father was killed in an …

“We’re selling three things really — we’re selling quality beer, we’re selling a hip atmosphere to consume that beer within the neighborhood, and finally and maybe even most importantly, …

“We are trying to change systems here, not just people, so it takes committed consistency,” says Keisha Mabry, who is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. Microaggressions are verbal or …

“A lot of the things we have were family heirlooms,” says Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn. Brownfield says curating the furniture and decor for both Dapper and The Hepburn was …

“This business in this location with us running it, was never able to generate the kind of income that I could’ve said, ‘okay Gabe, okay Kathy, here is a good health plan that you guys …

Kirsten Miller, Compliance Manager at Uber, says one of her most interesting tasks was launching a new market in Hobart, Australia. They had no data for the market and had to rely on information …

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