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“In the restaurant industry, the profit margins are very thin. Your two prime costs which is your food and labor are very high, and then you’ve got your rent and all your other expenses on top …

Carter, Marketing Officer for Central Trust Company, says he didn’t realize how important it is to listen until he started working with groups of people. “You can’t move the process forward …

“I let that negativity spread to me like a cancer, and that’s what it is in your organizations,” says Becky Borthwick, Associate Circuit Judge at 31st Circuit, State of Missouri. Borthwick says …

Ömer Önder showed a talent for writing at an early age, winning awards in his native Turkey. He later studied journalism and became a reporter, covering the Middle East, Turkey, and the …

“Branson’s brought in international folks for many decades to work in the show industry and other segments of our economy and they’re a vital part of our community whether they’re here …

“Sometimes you have mentors that are very informal — they don’t even know that they’re your mentor, just people that you admire and, I think, want to emulate,” says Crista Hogan, Executive …

Michael Doss, creator of Emerson Park, started making his own coffee soap as a hobby. Seeing a demand, he started selling products online and to retail stores across the country. Doss says they …

“When Millenials first entered the workplace, the expectation they brought with them was that the workplace needed to be designed for them. They were not coming to fit in, they were coming to …

Alisa Lawler, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development with Multipli Credit Union, says many employees ask their human resources director about borrowing money from their 401(k) plan. …

“I have days where I am on top of the world. I got more online orders today than I ever have and I’ve gotten an email from someone saying how good it is. And then I’ll have a week where I …

“With social media today, it’s just like you have your own news channel. That’s the way I look at it. You have the ability to put out any message that you want to, to people who care about …

How do you become M. Night Shyamalan’s personal photographer? Miles Boyer, Office Manager for the Southern Region of the Builders’ Association, turned his photography hobby into a part-time side …

Kirsten Miller, Compliance Manager at Uber, says she likes technology based companies because there are low barriers to entry. On the other hand, she says technology disproportionately rewards …

Ömer Önder came to America from his native Turkey with the dream of opening a small neighborhood restaurant — a place where he hoped his customers would become his friends. After a year in …

Chad Porter, formerly a speaker on the Zig Ziglar International Team, says there are five questions to ask yourself to determine if your dreams are worthwhile goals. Filling out your dream sheet is …

Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn, says spending the money to create and app was one of his best investments. When he first opened, he was busy cutting hair, answering the phone and …

Do you take a lot of photos with your smartphone? Do you have trouble organizing them? David Brazeal likes the PhotoSync app because it helps you manage, share, and organize your photos. In each …

Tim Guillot and Thom Lundberg, partners with Esterly Schneider & Associates say architecture is more than designing a space to fit physical needs. It should also improve emotional well-being. …

“You’re never going to recruit if you don’t have a reason, so what is the reason to recruit to Springfield,” asks Susan Stith, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving for …

“I don’t feel like I go to work. I legitimately look forward to going to work every day, can’t wait to get in my car and get there and start working with the guys,” Michael Buttacy, Executive …

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