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C.C. Guice, owner of A Wench in the Gear, says it took a leap of faith to quit her day job and pursue her passion. Guice says her significant other gave her the confidence she needed to go all …

C.C. Guice, owner of A Wench in the Gear, says when the pandemic halted fashion orders, she fell back on an earlier product. Guice says adapting the masks she used to make for anime conventions …

Steve Kelly, senior vice president with Arvest Bank, says Michael E. Gerber’s book, The E-Myth Revisited was a real paradigm shifter for him. He says the book provides critical insight into the …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That says they’ve been very selective about building partnerships. He says it’s important to find partners who share your vision and sense of community. Drennen …

Taylor Otwell, CEO of Laravel, started his company as a way to prototype ideas, but ended up releasing the application to the world. Now others use it to build their businesses. Duration: 1:16

Jamie Tillman, owner of Canna Bliss, was denied permits to open five medical marijuana dispensaries in the Springfield area. She says the financial loss was devastating but she intends to regroup and …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That says it’s important to have contingency plans. When supply chain issues caused shortages of ingredients and packaging, they used their current inventory to …

Life coach Ann Leach says she’s adapted a technique from working as a therapist to help business clients. Inserting, “until now,” in a sentence helps open your mind to the opportunity of …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That, had a number of projects in the works when the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on his plans. He says finding ingredients and packaging for his teas has been …

The COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down for life coach Ann Leach. With her speaking engagements cancelled, Leach says she’s looking to build a Patreon site and selling spirit dolls she …

When singer-songwriter Justin Larkin had gigs cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to see it as an opportunity. Larkin is spending his downtime with family, staying positive and …

Entrepreneur Amby Lewis says she’s cutting back on the number of events she hosts for the 2020 calendar year. She says this will let her focus more on finding quality speakers for each session and …

Entrepreneur Amby Lewis says it’s important to show support for local businesses and events on social media. Lewis says liking. sharing and commenting on posts can increase awareness and help a …

Christina Ford, president and founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she used to constantly shift roles between work and home life. Another young mom told her she designated certain days to her …

When Martha Cooper, owner of Cafe Basilico, moved back to Springfield, she had trouble finding a job because job requirements had changed for surgical technicians. Though she had previously owned a …

“Every day, battling was just stressful, competitive wages and everything,” says entrepreneur Amby Lewis. Lewis didn’t like the jobs she held in call centers and needed a change. She decided to …

Government regulation of business isn’t always seen in a positive light. Justin Cardoza, CEO of Modbox, thought new FAA guidelines might dampen the drone industry, but he says it raised the value …

“It sounds like Ömer is excited to start implementing changes. He’s had a few delays in getting signage done and that can be understandable,” says Dustin Myers who owns Longitude Branding …

“We always suggest that you write a good business plan,” says Martha Cooper, owner of Cafe Basilico. “You need to have something that shows that you have thought everything completely through …

SueAnn Hollowell, CEO of Optikal says when a business reaches the break even point, it can sustain itself without additional investment. “I think one of the biggest reasons businesses fail - it’s …

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