Growth comes in many forms, but planning is a must before launching a new revenue stream. Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors shares the playbook it used when creating its HR and business consulting department.
Participating in The eFactory’s accelerator is a whirlwind process. In just 12 weeks, entrepreneurs create business plans, develop products and soak up as much insight as they possibly can from local experts. Hector Cruz, founder of Let’s Do Lunch and participant in the program’s second cohort, shares his experience of starting a business from the ground up.
The eFactory’s accelerator program at Missouri State University has changed the landscape of local entrepreneurship and established Springfield as a presence in the national startup scene. With two cohorts now through the program and a third in the works, the impact has only just begun.
By: Matt Lemmon | Photos by Brad Zweerink, Brandon Alms
Charlie Rosenbury, owner of Self Interactive, is educating 417-land on the utilities of virtual reality in the business world. Here are three areas he says companies can deploy the developing technology.
Even though automation is innovating companies, it can also make them more vulnerable. Cybersecurity expert Shannon McMurtrey, who is an assistant professor of management information systems at Drury University and creator of the school’s Cybersecurity Leadership Certificate, breaks down the risks and how to stay safe.
After being self-employed for 10 years and working from a home office, Eric Wubbena learned the type of office he works best in. As the Director of Business Development and Marketing for PaperWise, Inc., he surrounds his workspace with comforts of home to spark creativity and productivity.
Spencer Harris has seen his fair share of arguments. He got his Ph.D in communication studies and taught public speaking and argumentation. As an argument expert, Harris shares steps for resolving conflicts at work without burning any bridges.
For many professionals, Inbox Zero remains a myth. We researched three Gmail management Chrome extensions that promise to boost productivity, manage workflow and transform even the most cluttered inbox.
In the span of four months, Springfield Music Inc. doubled in size, growing from two stores to four. By adapting its leadership style, implementing a companywide communication platform and working hard to hire the right people, the company not only kept its culture intact, but was able to improve upon it.
By: Vivian Wheeler | Photos by Brad zweerink, courtesy shutterstock